Cool cuppas in the swinging 70s

GLASWEGIANS have always liked going out for a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

Loading Comments

And, right from the Art Nouveau heyday of the Mackintosh designed Miss Cranston's Tearooms, we've liked to do it in style.

Back in the 1970s, Hyndland Road's Tavlan tearoom was the hot spot for West Enders to get their knees under the table.

As much a Scandinavian deli and design shop as it was a tea and coffee stop, diners could tuck into Swedish, open-top sandwiches on fancy breads before struggling out the door with a funky new bedside light or one of those oh-so-cool paper light shades (they were real dust traps).

And, despite it being the West End, look closely and you'll notice there wasn't a single, long-haired student in sight.


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

The indyref vote is the biggest decision of our lives

Times Out



TV Advert
Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Sexy Clooney, the TV weather and the pandas...

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.