Tea Time

Tea Time
Tea Time
1160 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TE
  • Telephone 0141 387 0516
  • Food served Tue–Fri noon–9pm; Sat/Sun 10am–9pm
  • Average price £8.50 (lunch); £10 (evening meal)
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Sunny in position and attitude, this little café is a great spot to enjoy bubble tea and a range of healthy and/or comforting snacks.

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Just weeks after it opened Tea Time had become a popular little spot on Argyle Street, particularly among the Sunday brunchers. It is easy to see why – it serves up a great morning-after selection of cleansing fruit-filled crêpes, salads and smoothies. For the later-on crowd there are comfort foods of freshly made pizzas, paninis and pastas. Flavour combos are appealing – a salad of guacamole, poached egg and smoked salmon for instance. But, any time is tea time and the star attraction is the selection of bubble teas, hot or cold with handfuls of gooey, sweet, hazelnut syrup-flavoured tapioca pearls and jellies – along with a giant straw to sook them up like ping-pong balls in a hoover. It may sound strange to the uninitiated but once you try it, it is strangely alluring. The calming décor is very relaxing, food is freshly made, and staff are buzzing with enthusiasm. It’s hard to leave without feeling boosted by feelings of positivity.

  • High point: Hot, sweet bubble tea with tapioca
  • Low point: Unloved bagged salad
  • Notable dish: Bubble tea with tapioca
  • Average price: £8.50 (lunch); £10 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classic smooth-style hits
  • Capacity: 20
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2017