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“Go there for ambience not food/tea”
Review of Chai Jaai

Chai Jaai
Ranked #1 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Srinagar
Description: Chai Jaai is a Tea Room in Srinagar, Kashmir. Inspired by the Tea Rooms of the Cotswolds, the heart of England, Chai Jaai seeks to capture the warmth, good cheer and welcoming ambience of the quaint Tea Rooms of the area. While at the same time adding a generous dash of our very own Kashmiri tea traditions.
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Description: Chai Jaai is a Tea Room in Srinagar, Kashmir. Inspired by the Tea Rooms of the Cotswolds, the heart of England, Chai Jaai seeks to capture the warmth, good cheer and welcoming ambience of the quaint Tea Rooms of the area. While at the same time adding a generous dash of our very own Kashmiri tea traditions.
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Kanika G
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

After stalking this pace for 2 years I finally got a chance to visit it. Chai Jaai is a great experience for Tea Lovers. The cute cafe has nice Instagram friendly interiors. Their menu is good and has a lot of options to choose from. Kehwa is a must try.
The staff is friendly and gives a good advice on what to select from the menu.

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1  Thank Deepika M
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Located on the scenic Bund on the Jhelum river and housed in the famous Mahattas Studio, this charming tea room will simply mesmerise you! I was smitten by the beautiful collection of tea pots,cups and saucers, samovars with the Turko-Persian touch which is a treat to the eyes! And next to it lies a spectacular huge square of cubbyholes with different varieties of exotic teas. I love noon chai and Harissa(meat dish), perfect for brunch and breakfast. Overall a gorgeous tea room serving authentic Kashmiri teas and kehwas with divine aromatic flavours which simply soothes the soul and the Victorian ambience is to die for! So guys don't miss out on stopping here whenever you go to Srinagar next!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely tea house with a mix of local specialties and international teas. The staff take pride in serving the local Kahwa, which is a tea made with saffron and served with nuts in it. Can't leave Srinagar without trying a cup. Food also very decent. Well worth a pit stop.

Thank Loes W
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

There is something so right about having breakfast. The rest of the day just starts making sense. And if you have a good breakfast at a place that is not only aesthetically appealing but serves amazing food and different teas, it just makes your day. I loved drinking Chai at Chai jaai and left Kashmir on such a beautiful note.

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Thank Anshita C
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