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Tchai Ovna

42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“chai” (9 reviews)
“baba ganoush” (5 reviews)
“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
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Reviews (125)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Very chill place - you can sit on chairs, sofas, or even the cushioned ground. The atmosphere is very relaxing! HUGE selection of teas (like, 80 per cent of the menu is taken up by tea). Not cheap but there's definitely some interesting ones that...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

If you are looking for a great selection of teas here you are. Lots and lots of choices, coming from a lot of countries. The place is amazing, it has a quiet and cosy atmosphere that you would like to never have to leave. The...More

Thank Valentinarocco
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is one amazing tearoom down a quaint little street. This little place offers a very soothing and relaxing atmosphere with occasional live music being played. The entrance is quite simple and warm. It has a set of mismatched furniture and decor which seems ethnic...More

1  Thank Mehak K
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My vegan daughter that lives in Glasgow took me here when I was visiting. It is down a quaint little street and inside it is very calm and relaxing with a hipster vibe. The tea here is great and the vegan chocolate cake is the...More

Thank Stan J
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

When I walked in the atmosphere was so lively and intimate I thought it was someone's back room! The place was filled with quaint mismatched furniture and wonderful smells of all kinds of teas! This is the sort of cafe where people share tables and...More

Thank Izzy M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fantastic little tearoom - great selection of teas and delicious cake. A wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Relaxed atmosphere - definitely worth a visit if you like slightly quirky places.

Thank Laura282002
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I took my vegan son here for lunch. First impressions were that it was a very relaxed, shabby chic/hippy vibe kind of place. It wasn't immediately obvious where the menus were - they are kept on a shelf near the kitchen rather than on the...More

Thank mumandgirl
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Went here after reading about tea selection that they had. It was difficult to find place at night as not native to Glasgow. However once we got inside it was very shabby chic. Genuinely shabby but perfectly welcoming and cosy. Food looked good we had...More

Thank artmac21
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Questions & Answers
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
25 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

Rating summary
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Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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