The Cushion & Cake tearoom closed in 2015. This is an archive of all the news and events from 2010 to 2015. You can view the old tearoom website by clicking here.

dear lovely customers

Monday, 4 January 2016

I’m sad to bring you news that Cushion & Cake will not be reopening this January. You may be aware that I had a baby in October 2015 and since taking time away from the tearoom, business has been very tough and was no longer sustainable. Cushion & Cake needs me full time and unfortunately, at the moment, I am fully committed to taking care of my son.

I have had such a lovely time serving you tea and cake over the last four and a half years. We’ve had fun at Crafternoons, at our Tea Dance and remember the two times the reindeer visited the tearoom? Many of you have become friends over the years and I would like to thank you for all your love and support.

Take care and I hope to see you sometime soon.


Christmas Country Living Show 2015

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

We’ve got a lovely pair of tickets to the Country Living Fair this weekend in the SECC. If you’d like to go along then please share our Facebook post. The names of everyone who has shared the post will put into a hat and selected at random. You can pick up your tickets from the tearoom on Saturday and enjoy some tea and cake on the house for you and a friend to get you ready for the show.



lovely tearoom review

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

We had a particularly adorable review from lifestyle website who had included Cushion & Cake in their top 9 places to have afternoon tea. You can follow the link above to read the whole list but you can see our review below.

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midweek treats

Monday, 26 October 2015

Now that we are settled into our new home on Hyndland Street, we’re relaunching Midweek Treats, daily deals of loose leaf tea, coffee and cakes. Every week you’ll find the following offers in the tearoom:
Tuesday – Free loose leaf tea refill with every pot purchased
Wednesday – Tea & cake £4
Thursday – Buy 2 coffees, get one half price

So, will we see you this week for some tea and cake?


two for £18 afternoon tea

Friday, 2 October 2015

Hello everyone,
I hope you are enjoying some late Summer sunshine? We’ve been in our new home on Hyndland Street for a month now and to celebrate settling into our new home, we’d like to offer you a special two for £18 afternoon tea.
We’ve made our afternoon tea bigger and better so you’ll be treated to a pot of loose leaf tea, a sandwich of your choice, scone with cream and jam, meringues with cream, a slice of sponge and homemade truffles. This little lot costs £11.50 per person but in October, you can enjoy two afternoon teas for just £18.
We’re proud that you’ll never find Cushion & Cake on any daily deal websites as we want to ensure that our loyal customers get the best offers at a time they want to visit the tearoom.
If you’d like to take advantage of our afternoon tea offer, please call the tearoom on 0141 339 4114 or email to book your table*. Just mention OCTOBER when booking to get your special price.
*tables will be required back after 2 hours.


sunday service – dessert collection from Cushion & Cake

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

This Autumn Cushion & Cake will be launching Sunday Service , a dessert collection service. Do you go to parent’s, grandparent’s or friend’s homes for Sunday dinner and always wonder what you could take with you? Why not pre-order your baked dessert from Cushion & Cake? Pies, cobblers, crumbles and more can be ordered, baked fresh ready for collection in time for your Sunday dinner date. All you have to do is warm them in the oven and add ice cream/custard/cream.

Why not contact the tearoom to order your dessert now? 0141 339 4114


new learn modern calligraphy with Laura E Patrick

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Join Laura E Patrick for an enjoyable evening learning modern calligraphy in the tearoom at 6pm on Tuesday 20th October.

Lessons are taught by Laura who will guide you through the basics of modern calligraphy, including how to hold the pen, pen pressure and learning the modern alphabet. During the class you’ll be encouraged to develop your own style, and be left with lots of good resources to get you inspired to keep practising and ideas on how to put your new skill to good use.
Tea and cake will be provided by Cushion & Cake This class is suitable for the complete beginner and is a fun activity for creative types looking for a new skill, brides to be, or just for those with an appreciation of beautiful lettering who want to learn a new hobby.
What you’ll get:
·         An introduction to modern calligraphy and how it differs to traditional calligraphy
·         2 hours of calligraphy instruction, including 1 on 1 help where needed
·         A personalised modern calligraphy kit, ideal for beginners including a small pot of ink, Nikko G nib, penholder and paper
·         Loads of ideas and tips for using your calligraphy and lettering in your own projects
Price £30

Book now to avoid disappointments on Laura’s website


menu illustrations in the tearoom

We’re settling in nicely to our new home on Hyndland Street. I’m particularly enjoying the hustle and bustle of the area and we’ve already met lots of new customers as well as welcoming our lovely, loyal customers from Old Dumbarton Road.


The change in location allowed us to launch a fresh new look for the tearoom and these included our new menus. We commissioned a fabulous illustrator, Cat Ingall to come up with some exciting designs to depict our food on our new menus.

She came up with such lovely illustrations which were perfectly suited to the tearoom. I’ll tell you a little bit about the process as it was not as straightforward as simple illustration.


Firstly Cat visited the tearoom with her camera and asked me to pick some of my favourite china in the tearoom and other decorative items in the tearoom in addition to food and drinks. Cat photographed these items then took them home to draw them with pen. Then she free sewed the illustrations on her sewing machine before scanning into her computer and adding water colour digitally. The process really adds up to make something special.


goodbye Old Dumbarton Road

Saturday, 8 August 2015

I’m a bit emotional today, our last day trading on Old Dumbarton Road before our move to Hyndland Street next week. I’ll miss my lovely neighbours on the street, Cheryl from Duke’s Bar, Jo of Chou Chou Chateau, Belinda & Raj at Premier, the McMillans at A&M Fish but particularly Walid from the Yorkhill Barbers who has looked after and supported us for over four years. Thanks also to our lovely customers too who have promised to come with us to Hyndland Street (I’ll save a seat for you).

We’ve had a lot of fun on the street, remember the reindeer? The tea dance round the corner? I only hope we can have as much fun on Hyndland Street with our new neighbours and friends. Pop in today if you can, but failing that, I’ll see you from 15th August in our new home xx
P.s that’s me outside the shop shortly after we opened in 2011


we’re moving!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

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We have some exciting news!  I can hardly believe it when I think that Cushion & Cake have been trading on Old Dumbarton Road for over 4 years. We feel we’ve kinda outgrown the area and need to make a move to pastures new. So in August, we will be packing our crockery, tables and chairs and heading along the road to our new home on Hyndland Street.

We will still provide our specialist loose leaf teas and our fabulous homebaking while looking forward to updating our menu, installing a fancy coffee machine and offering more choice of crafts in the craft gallery.

I really hope you are as excited as we are and will continue to visit us in our new home. We will be closed for just one week from 10th August until we reopen in our new space on Saturday 15th August. I will contact you again to let you know the details of our grand reopening!

In other news… if you haven’t popped in for a while you may not know that I’m pregnant and will be taking a little time off from mid September to have a baby. However I expect to be back in the tearoom with the little one as soon as I’ve got the sleeping/feeding thing sorted! I have a great team of staff who will be looking after the tearoom on the days I’m not there so do pop in and see them.

I’d like to thank all my lovely customers from the tearoom on Old Dumbarton Road for their support over the last four years and I look forward to welcoming you to my new space on Hyndland Street.
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A trip through the 20s with The Kelvingrove Bandstand and Ampthitheatre

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

We were delighted when we were approached by the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to take part in their event on 11th July 2015. The event celebrates the bandstand by looking back at the decade when it was first built, the 1920s.

We will be providing a stall with our homemade lemonade and iced tea. We are also facilitating a craft stall where you can make a 20s style headband or felt moustache.

The event is free to attend so pop along and see us.


Have you tried Strawberry Shortcake?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

I love this cake and I bake it regularly every year when Scottish  strawberries are at their most flavourful.

If you’re not sure what strawberry shortcake is, well it is a typical American bake but is very similar to a giant British scone. What makes it so wonderful is the lashings of cream and homemade strawberry coulis, so large a slice you have to eat it with a knife and fork. We will be baking a shortcake every morning this week, but be warned, they won’t last so pop in before its gone.

homemade lemonade

Monday, 8 June 2015

Ok so Summer is taking a little longer to get going this year but we’re still enjoying making seasonal bakes and drinks at Cushion & Cake. This week our famous homemade lemonade is back (do you remember our sell out lemonade stall at the West End Festival in 2013? ) Made with real lemons and no additives, its super sweet and lovely. This week you can enjoy a glass at our special price of £1.50 to welcome the Summer. C’mon sunshine!

birthday treats

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

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Happy Birthday to us! We’re four years old this month and to celebrate, we want to treat our lovely customers to some free treats on us.
We’re offering a 2 for 1 afternoon tea to our customers. With our afternoon tea you’ll enjoy a pot of loose leaf tea, sandwiches, scones with cream, cake and meringues. Afternoon tea is £10.50 per person so two can enjoy afternoon tea for the price of one. If you want to come and celebrate with us, just call the tearoom on 0141 339 4114 to book your afternoon tea and quote “birthday cake”.
This offer is available until the end of May 2015 and we can accept only 2 offers per booking i.e group of 4 paying for two afternoon teas.

free treats at C&C

That’s right! Do you want to get your mitts on free treats at Cushion & Cake? As a thank you for your loyal custom, we have joined a loyalty scheme for small businesses, Swippi

When you visit you’ll get your handy Swippi card where you collect points each time you visit the tearoom resulting in free tea, cakes even a crafternoon!

It’s the best way for me to say thank you to loyal customers, so pop in when you can to sign up.


it’s our birthday week

Friday, 1 May 2015

I can hardly believe it but Cushion & Cake turns 4 on the 7th May. We opened our doors for the first time in 2011 and lots has happened since then. In addition to the tearoom we’ve had a Christmas fayre featuring real reindeer outside the tearoom, had a tea dance not to mention various different Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day events in the tearoom.


We host hen parties and baby showers almost every week. I couldn’t have estimated how popular parties would be so we had to open Cushion & Cake too in 2013 to accommodate celebrations with afternoon tea.


Our little staff team has grown and we now have a full time member of staff, Cara, to help in the tearoom, not to forget our Saturday team member, Katy who has been working with me since we opened. She’s off to university this year but you’ll still see her every Saturday… I hope!

I want to thank all my lovely customers who have supported us over these last four years and I look forward to your continued custom in the years to come.

new oolong tea

Thursday, 19 February 2015

We’ve added another delicious tea to our tea menu, an orange blossom oolong tea. So what is oolong? Well, it is a light refreshing  Chinese tea, described as being in between a green and a black tea.. This particular variety has delicious dried orange peel throughout giving a really zesty cuppa. Pop in if you fancy giving it a try.

Valentine’s Day Treats

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Nothing says “I love you” more than sharing your favourite cake with your loved one! This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday so we’ve decided to celebrate with a luxury afternoon tea. You will also receive a free little goody bag with some treats from Cushion & Cake and some rose scented products from Neal’s Yard Remedies Glasgow.
Delicate little sandwiches, scones with strawberry & champagne jam, love heart homemade chocolates, meringues and cupcakes. To wash it all down you will enjoy rose petal tea and another tea of your choice. If you like, you can even bring some bubbly.

To book this afternoon tea for you and your loved one at £25 per couple, please select a slot from below. Make sure to leave a phone number in case we need to contact you. If you have any dietary requirements we need to know about, just call or email us 0141 339 4114.

Day & Time required

Christmas Crafternoon Early Bird Offer

Thursday, 13 November 2014

It is not long until the festive period kicks off so make sure that you have all of your Christmas crafting orgnaised! We are running our Christmas Crafternoons this year every Sunday from 30th November. If you book your session  this weekend you will receive a free goody bag which including lots of goodies from Cushion & Cake!

It is valid until 11am on Monday 17th November 2014. Pop on over to the Crafternooons page to book your place.


nhs staff discount

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

We love our NHS and in particular, the people who work for it. As a thank you, NHS staff cane get a few wee special deals at Cushion & Cake including soup and sandwich for £5 and tea (or coffee) and a slice of cake for £3.50. All you have to do is flash your ID when ordering.

For NHS Discounts Click here

Health Staff Discounts