One for old-school tea fans and students (it's close to Glasgow Uni), this staunchly independent tearoom and shop eschews developments in interior design over the past four decades and sticks to its recipe for cosy, bohemian living instead. The mellow interior – and tiny balcony – brings in a loyal crowd, who come to kick back and enjoy one of 80 types of tea and the teahouse's vegetarian food. Its final USP? There's a resident sitarist.
Where 42 Otago Lane, Glasgow (0141-357 4524; www.tchaiovna.com)