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Cafe, Indian, International, Fusion
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Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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All reviews chai every saturday coconut milk delicious vegan local community free of charge vegan food play music chill place open weekdays every afternoon beautiful sunset watching the sunset heart warming awesome place an amazing experience love this place
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Reviewed 23 March 2020 via mobile

The Sadhana Tea hut is the place I go to relax. It's a calm, welcoming space - so welcoming in fact that the moment you step through the door, or if it's busy, the moment you sit down, somebody will hand you a cup of...kambucha or delicious, home-brewed vegan chai and a smile. The location is far enough away from the busy roads that you have a great meditative environment for finding peace in a cup or a conversation. Regulars include but are not exclusively consistent of the volunteers from the nearby Sadhana Forest reforestation project. Speaking from personal experience, many of these present excellent opportunity for a talk, deep or shallow, partially I think due to the wide variety of nationalities that visit the forest to volunteer. On Saturdays there is a Sadhana-organised all-vegan potluck where they invite anyone, be you from the nearby villages or the other side of the world, for a moment together with good food and music under the night sky. Oh, and did I mention that it's all free? Gift-economy yo!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

The tea hut is a wonderful place, the tea is amazing and the vegan laddu is always fantastic; there's always good conversation to be had and they are more than happy to serve you

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 March 2020 via mobile

Afternoons at tea hut and Saturday’s potluck are the best moments of the day/week. Monday to Friday the volunteers serve the vegan chai, kombucha and the amazing laddus in a peaceful environment. On Saturdays the potluck gather people sharing vegan food, music and great time....All free and expecting nothing but the welfare of the people.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2020 via mobile

I went to the tea hut at least five times this month, and I got a chance to connect to different groups of people, including the local community. It was so peaceful, and I could enjoy a vegan tea & laddu. I am a tea...lover, and I was wondering if there could be a shop where I will be able to drink 'guilt-free' tea. An excellent place to spend your evening. They have a potluck every Friday. You could just walk in and get a vegan feast.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

The teahut is a very nice place where you can meet people while having excellent tchai, coconut balls and kombucha. It still has to be improved to become a real cozy place, with comfortable seats and other welcoming furniture which bring life to the place....There is also a terrace giving on a big open space into the nature, very peaceful and quiet. The place is also very clean and everything is free so that's really awesome !More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2020

The saddhanian people offer free chai, kombucha and tasty vegan snacks. Great place to chill, discover Saddhana forest and talk to their inhabitants. Highly recommending.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

What an atmosphere!! :) At Sadhana Forest’s Tea Hut you‘ll dive in into the lovely philosophy people live at Sadhana Forest. It’s the perfect chance to get easily in touch with the open-minded short-/ and longterm volunteers of the Sadhana Forest project and local people...of the village while drinking one of the most delicious VEGAN chai tea‘s on this planet. And of course you’ll get a vegan laddu on top. This tea hut is a very inspiring safe space in which you can reflect on unlimited topics about living and philosophy and all kind of things. You can be inspired to view your life back home from another ankle and understand more about the vegan lifestyle and the benefits of a plant based diet in terms of your own health and the environment. As well what it means to run a reforestation project of course. Every Saturday you’ll find an amazing „Potluck-event“ with live music. There you’ll be invited for dinner. And of course also here: everything is vegan - as every diet in Sadhana Forest. Don’t worry if you directly feel attached to this philosophy and want to dive deeper: just walk a few meters further and visit the project itself. There will be always people around who can show you the project and tell you about how life is there. And feel free to volunteer there for 4 weeks if you think this fits for you :) Ah - and get used to the fact that if you ask for the bill they won’t have any for you ;) All is free. The tea hut is based on the concept of a „gift-community“. They share what they have without expecting to receive anything back. Pure giving instead of taking. A lovely and inspiring taste of what life can feel like if you don’t live in a capitalistic system. Another thing on what I could reflect on when I visited this place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

Took the Every Friday Free Bus at 4 pm from Solar Kitchen , Auroville for the guided tour of the Sadhana Forest which is part of Auroville. Enjoyed the Eco Film Club screening at 7pm , followed by The World's Best Vegan Dinner served with...Love and Compassion ! In a Huge Coconut Leaves Hut surrounded by People from Around the World !!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

They have great chai and ladus as well as a great place to interact with a environmentally conscious community.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

The potluck was an amazing community experience. You can just show up and have a full vegan meal that is delicious and filling. This place has the best community atmosphere. Everyone here is really welcoming. Its completely free, so go ahead and visit.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Tea Hut Sadhana Forest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5