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Tchai Ovna

42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“chai” (10 reviews)
“baba ganoush” (6 reviews)
“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love Tchai Ovna and always take visiting friends to see this place. It is part of Glasgow and is such a nice way to spend an afternoon in its relaxing environment! Would recommend for tea drinkers, vegan/vegetarian meal lovers and people that want to...More

Thank Gabriele R
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

I've been to Tchai Ovna a few times in the past just for a cup of tea, but recently I came here for food as well and I was not disappointed. My friend and I shared the 'Middle Eastern Platter of Delights' (there were other...More

Thank mmmill
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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

As a huge tea lover, I'm always looking out for great tea shops when I travel. So far Chai Ovna is the one to beat in Scotland. They have a 20+ page menu of teas from all over the world and loads of information about...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

We sampled a variety of teas which were all delicious. We had a pram with us and the cafe was able to accommodate. There wasn't baby changing facilities so one would need to bring a changing mat with you. We ordered a platter of food...More

Thank Harith C
Reviewed October 20, 2017

It is a lovely place and I am always looking forward going there for lunch and cup of tea ! Great selection of teas and vegan meals !

Thank Gabriele R
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Had the carrot cake and massive pot of roiboos chai tea with coconut milk. Remember to ask for your tea with milk without sugar. I took a sip and was surprised by the sweetness as I prefer my tea without sugar. They were very accommodating...More

Thank koyes
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This was a great place to sit and have a nice break with friends. The ambiance of the place was awesome as was the tea. I totally recommend the chai. Their food was also great and they had wonderful vegan and veg. options.

Thank Bridget J
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Some reviews describe the cafe as dingy but I think the setting gives a mystic eastern feel. Lovely choice of teas. We had Turkish Apple which I have not had since being in Istanbul 20 years ago

Thank Alison_L507
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Like drinking tea in casbah, this tea shop is a delicious blend of quaint and exotic. The tea is delicious, we had their famed Yogi-yogi tchai which is absolutely sublime. The choice of food whilst limited is delicious. The whole experience is a feast for...More

Thank GerryBearsden
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited with a friend a few weeks ago as I'd heard this little cafe being lavished with praise and, as a tea enthusiast, the thought of a hundred or so different types to sample under the one roof was too exciting an opportunity to pass...More

Thank Kiri J
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Hannah W
January 30, 2017|
Response from 311ruth |
Hi there, yes we do have gluten free options, the chilli, dahl, curry and falafels are all gf, although they are normally served with pita bread, we can substitute with rice crackers. The soup is also usually gluten free... More
November 25, 2016|
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Response from Josey T | Reviewed this property |
I believe well behaved dogs are welcome in the fairy garden, which has a bench with a heater and blankets for when it is cold. :)
May 28, 2015|
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Response from 311ruth |
hiya...I work at tchai ovna! just to update, shisha is no longer available, unfortunately we have no outside space now, so nowhere to smoke...but we have expanded the inside area, and still offer delicious tea and food ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
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