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Tchai Ovna


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tchai Ovna is a quirky little cafe serving mainly herbal/fruity teas (other drinks available) there are also some snacks available too! Recently visited for the first time and enjoyed a pot of strawberry and kiwi tea with pitta bread a houmous - delish :) The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank awhiteford1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tchai is one of my favourite places in Glasgow. It’s a small, community-style tea shop that feels cosy, as well as having one of the most extensive tea menus in the country. With lots of varieties of tea, there’s plenty to discover or if you’re...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank thecoineanach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice experience, good tea, friendly staff. I really like the concept of the name and the interior since I am czech. :) will come back

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Iva K
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Love visiting this West End gem. Super chilled place with a great tea selection. Love the Turkish Apple. Can spend hours here chatting or playing cards. The food is nice, but not totally my cup of tea.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephen_McQuaker
Reviewed 10 December 2018

One of my favourite places to eat and drink tea in the west end! Always reliable service with a unique array of teas and food. The live music is always hella ambient. The service is always pleasant and they're happy to help you understand the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 224natalier
Reviewed 25 October 2018

My daughter took me here on my brief visit to Glasgow to visit her, what a fantastic place. It is so colourful, friendly and warm. The tea menu is huge and servings are in small cups accompanied by a wide variety of tea pots. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rockall
Reviewed 25 October 2018

A potentially overwhelming selection of loose leaf teas helpfully split into different categories- give yourself plenty of time to choose! Prices are reasonable, particularly when you consider it's for a pot. There's also a small food menu, which I have not been disappointed by so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KWStravels2015
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Popped in for a drink and meal. The place was filled with woollen jumpers, skinny jeans and the usual 'hipster' 'artsy' 'non-mainstream' west end crowd. The teas were quite extortionate as tea's usually considered one of the cheaper luxury products in this world, however, at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JamesM12838
Martyazz, Owner at Tchai Ovna, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi there James, thanks for your review. We will take note of the points you make here and do apologise for any inconvenience caused. Just to point out, our prices do start at £3 per pot, and we we do brew each tea according to...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

I was looking for somewhere very relaxed and non-drinky on a friday night in the west end, and someone suggest Tchai Ovna. There's an incredible selection of teas, and they come in massive pots with tiny cups so you can really spend ages chatting and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Torran M
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Really love it when loose leaf tea is served properly. Huge tea menu, too much choice for me, so I had a green tea, which was served at 70 degrees (yes!!!! finally) in the correct pot etc etc. Awesome decor and platforms with cushions are...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Stephen K
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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
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. :)
28 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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