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Visit Tea-riffic, Glasgow With Me

*PR Invite*

This weekend I was invited along to the newest foodie hotspot in Shawlands, and when I say you need to get involved, I mean it!

Tea-riffic dropped me an invite through Instagram to pop in during their soft launch to sample a few of their products and let them know what I thought. It isn’t often I get invited along to foodie venues so I was super excited to find out what their restaurant was like.

Handily located on Kilmarnock Road, you can visit Tea-riffic by car (there is paid on-street parking available), Shawlands train station is a ten-minute walk away, or there are buses that stop pretty much right outside the door.

Ahead of their official launch on 11th March, we were invited in to sample a couple of dishes and drinks from their menu and without knowing too much about what we should expect, we headed over and honestly, it’s some of the best food I’ve eaten in a while!

Straight off, the restaurant looks beautiful. There is a lot of distressed wood and artificial flowers giving the place a really luxe yet laid back vibe. It isn’t the largest place, but much of their menu lends itself to takeaways and there are some seats available outside too that’ll be lovely through the summer months.

We grabbed ourselves a seat by the grey and pink flower wall and took a moment to absorb our surroundings. From the neon signage begging to be incorporated into your next selfie, to two chairs by the large window which – at first glance – appear to be large birdcages, upon closer inspection these are actually created from bike wheels.

Everything has been carefully considered at Teariffic, their menus were handed over backed onto chunky wooden boards with the café’s name etched into the top – and the menus were pretty extensive!

In order to get the best overview of what the café has to offer we decided to order from two different sections of the menu – this really does have something for everyone, whether your tastes are sweet or savoury.

Desi Breakfast

Plain, cheese, masala or loaded omelette with onion, peppers and tomato, desi chana or masala beans, two parathas and chai tea

Buttermilk Chicken Crepe

Crispy chicken, mozzarella, lettuce, onion, and sauce

Whilst being pretty different, both dishes were packed with flavour, offered great portion sizes and beat the chill in the air outside with a decent kick of spice.

We ordered a drink each and ordered a Triple Berry smoothie and a Biscoff Shake – with more than 14 flavours available, there’s a shake for everyone!

The triple berry Smoothie was fruity and fresh while the Biscoff shake was amazingly indulgent without veering into sickly territory.

Whilst we were on the verge of slipping into a food coma, we were offered a mouthwatering sample of their donuts. Freshly fried and hot, they came drizzled in milk and white chocolate; giving a satisfying crunch when bitten. If you need any reason to visit, make it these donuts - I can guarantee they’re the best in the south side of Glasgow.

Not only does Tea-riffic offer an aesthetically pleasing spot to stop for lunch, it also has some of the most friendly and welcoming staff I’ve encountered in a long time – it really does make a difference!

Tea-riffic officially opens on the 11th March, make sure you pop a note in your diary to pop down for a donut and a shake at the very least – and a tasty, stuffed crepe if you’re feeling indulgent!

Did you enjoy my review of Tea-riffic? Let me know in the comments below.

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