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Tchai Ovna

42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baba ganoush” (6 reviews)
“chai” (9 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 4 weeks ago

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 6 October 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 14 September 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 10 August 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
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We found this place online a few months ago and it seemed right up our street. Glasgow, like many cities these days, has an over-saturation of coffee houses so it's great to see a place that represents tea lovers in such a nice part of...More

1  Thank LukewarmCatastrophe
Martyazz, Owner at Tchai Ovna, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Luke, I am really sorry to hear about your negative experience in the Tchai-Ovna. We will endeavour to do better, I think negative criticism is sometimes more informative than positive - and so yours is extra valuable. Rudeness is not accessible at any point...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Even if the place is famous for its tea selection we fully recommend it for food too. We ordered the red lentils, the falafel and the dolmades. All three absolutely amazing and very tasteful. The prices also very affordable. The only drawback is the cat...More

Thank Maria_Prodromou
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I just love going here - the Yogi yogi chai tea is heavenly & the vegan cakes are the best you'll ever taste! We also had the sharing platter yesterday which was sooo tasty! Just need a better pitta : hummus ratio as we had...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I went with friends here a few months ago for dinner and tea. For the dinner we ordered a mezze platter and falafels. we found both to be slightly overpriced, the quality was average, however noticed that the olives were canned olives and not very...More

Thank Thomas A
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Hannah W
30 January 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
26 November 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. :)
29 May 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

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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
  • Neighbourhood: West End
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