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“Perfectly acceptable”
Review of Tapa Coffeehouse

Tapa Coffeehouse
Ranked #23 of 79 Coffee & Tea in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perfectly acceptable”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Called in for a late light breakfast. Reasonably busy but with a choice of seating available at 1130 on a Wednesday.

Staff were polite, order was taken efficiently and delivered in a very acceptable time period. A well filled bacon roll was accompanied by a choice of sauces for my daughter. Poached eggs on very nice fresh brown bread for me. The eggs tasted very good indeed and there was a pleasing hint of vinegar. Only disappointment was the egg yolks being almost completely solid.

Coffee was acceptable - taste was fine, not too hot and drinkable immediately rather than having to wait 20 minutes for it to cool down as so often happens elsewhere.

Overall, an enjoyable snack and drink, not one of the best perhaps but certainly well worthy of a follow up visit.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic coffee ”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Coffee in this place is amazing and the food caters for all spectrums of tastes and is always delicious. Staff are always cheerful and friendly.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great location, wasted on this place”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Cafes like this only manage to get good reviews because there's very little competition in Glasgow, so as long as they all agree to be mediocre and no-one puts in any effort and ruins it for everyone else, then everyone can keep their lazy jobs. It's a cafe version of price-fixing. How can this place get good reviews? The coffee's not great, it's just fine, and shows a number of basic mistakes - scalded grains, oversteamed milk - which make me suspect that no-one who works there likes coffee. The service is appallingly slow and unfriendly. The whole place needs a bloody good scrub. The 'specials' on the board are often not available, and they do that worrying thing - you know when they have something like a halloumi salad on the specials board, and you say could you have a halloumi sandwich instead, and they say no? It makes me think that all the food is out the back in a freezer, or else why not? And the bread might look posh, but there's nothing to it. It's the bad service that annoys me most. Yeah, I never ever go here. Shame, because we could do with a decent cafe round there.

  • Visited June 2013
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Best Chocolate Brownie”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Love popping into Tapa for brunch, lunch or just a coffee. They have friendly staff and serve the best chocolate brownies I've tasted. If I could suggest an improvement - more comfortable chairs!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Debbie F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best coffee ever!!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Lovely food and probably the best coffee in Glasgow! Fab place to chill out for breakfast or a nice lunch! Only ever had positive experiences here and the staff are always friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Alfonzohungry
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