Me and my friend (an expert food blogger from Mumbai) visited Chai Jaai in Srinagar because we were exploring cafes. This one is a beautifully done cafe in neat british style coupled with Kashmiri eccentricities. I love little trinkets that fuse the two different influences together. The food and service, however, were a big disappointment. We ordered rose tea with sandwiches that arrived at least an hour later. At one point we thought they forgot about the order. The quantity is handsome but that also makes it not-so-friendly for solo travellers. We couldnt finish the tea even between 3 of us! You have to buy tea by the pot which is a lot if you are traveling alone.
I did like the ambiance and the place is nicely done. It is still recommended to make a stop here but dont go with too many expectations, especially when it comes to food.