Cake and catch-ups at The Cup and Saucer

Nestled away upstairs in De Courcey’s Arcade in Glasgow’s west end lies a happy little spot just waiting to be discovered. The Cup and Saucer is a new vintage tearoom that opened just five weeks ago but it certainly looks so at home you’d think it’d always been there. We all know that cake and teacups are two of my greatest passions in life, so it’s no surprise that I already consider myself a big fan. I popped along the other day just to check that it was as lovely as I thought it would be from the label on the tin, and I was not disappointed.

Behind every small business lies a story and it was wonderful to meet the owner if this triumph, Sam. Now, I always harp on about how the west end is a small world but it really is unbelievable at times. It turns out that Sam (who does not look nearly old enough and I’m not just saying that) is the beautiful mummy of the vintage dressmaker extraordinaire who owns the shop opposite, Miss Lottie Lou (for more info click HERE). I love that.  She moved up to Scotland with her young family nearly 20 years ago when her husband was posted here for work. Since then she has worked in many a café, baking and preparing delicious meals, but had always secretly wished she had a place of her own. When the opportunity came up, she knew she couldn’t miss it and now, lucky for us, all that expertise is cooked up and ready to be sampled from a pretty china plate. Hoorah!


The Cup and Saucer is open every day except Thursday (Sam’s day for cooking up all the goodies for the weekend) from 11 am and serves an array of sandwiches, toasties and filled jacket potatoes as well as homemade quiches, tarts and of course the beloved cakes and sweet treats. It has cheery vintage choones playing on the juke box and a wonderfully chilled atmosphere – the perfect spot for a proper cuppa and a chinwag. I’ll be back.

The Cup and Saucer, De Courcey’s Arcade, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow, G12 8AA