Tempo Tea Bar

Tempo Tea Bar
83 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3DA
  • Opening times Mon & Tue noon–6pm; Wed–Sat 11am–7pm; Sun noon–5.30pm.
  • Food served Mon/Tue 11am–6pm; Wed–Sat 11am–7pm; Sun noon–5.30pm
  • Average price £2.95/£3.95 (regular/large)
  • Typical order £2.95/£3.95 (regular/large)
  • Email
  • Website www.tempoteabar.com
Tempo Tea Bar
Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2014 edition.

The first taste of bubble tea can be revelatory – a manifestation of childhood fantasies where drinks are full of chewy sweets and magical ingredients that burst and pop and delight. Glasgow’s first dedicated outlet for the Taiwanese tea-based, tapioca-filled drink, Tempo is small, colourful and fun, full of clean lines and smiley faces. Creative concocting is to the fore - start with the basic tempo of milk or fruit tea, add a melody of flavours from vanilla to various fruits, then round off your composition with a final harmony of chewy tapioca balls – aka boba, fruity jelly pieces or pobbing pearls that burst in the mouth and disgorge their juicy filling.

  • High point: Deliciously different drinks
  • Low point: Not much seating for sipping
  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Capacity: Window seats and standing bar