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Tchai Ovna

42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
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  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in an unassuming lane in the West End of Glasgow, Tchai Ovna is easy to miss even for locals, but I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys tea or is looking for a vegan-friendly place to eat. Inspired by Czech Cajovnas, the...More

Thank Niklas C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have enjoyed the atmosphere at Tchai Ovna, and the food is quite nice for such a small kitchen. My friends and I are big tea lovers, which was the main reason we came to this place. I am not sure where the owners are...More

Thank CorneliaBatik
Reviewed 2 May 2018

What not to love about Tchai Ovna. Relaxed vibe, huge seleccion of teas, lovely vegan and vegetarian food and their chocolate cake is amazing!

Thank Pilymac
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A dear friend took me to this amazing hidden gem. We shared a pot of Yogi tea and a plate of stuffed vine leaves which were both delicious. The atmosphere was bohemian and at at one table there was a game of chess in progress....More

Thank 304susiec
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Tchai Ova has a really cool, relaxed vibe. Their selection of tea is incredible and I loved all the vegan and vegetarian options. The set up is very homey. It really feels like a hole in the wall and is a really cute study break.

Thank brittanyblunt
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I love Tchai Ovna and always take visiting friends to see this place. It is part of Glasgow and is such a nice way to spend an afternoon in its relaxing environment! Would recommend for tea drinkers, vegan/vegetarian meal lovers and people that want to...More

Thank Gabriele R
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I've been to Tchai Ovna a few times in the past just for a cup of tea, but recently I came here for food as well and I was not disappointed. My friend and I shared the 'Middle Eastern Platter of Delights' (there were other...More

Thank mmmill
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

As a huge tea lover, I'm always looking out for great tea shops when I travel. So far Chai Ovna is the one to beat in Scotland. They have a 20+ page menu of teas from all over the world and loads of information about...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We sampled a variety of teas which were all delicious. We had a pram with us and the cafe was able to accommodate. There wasn't baby changing facilities so one would need to bring a changing mat with you. We ordered a platter of food...More

Thank Harith C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

It is a lovely place and I am always looking forward going there for lunch and cup of tea ! Great selection of teas and vegan meals !

Thank Gabriele R
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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. :)
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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  • Address: 42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
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