We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Tchai Ovna

#286 of 1,929 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 113: English reviews
Thornhill, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 best vegan cake i have tasted. Would definitely go again.

Thank Stan J
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 that's really lovely. I ordered my food and tea and despite the cafe being really... More 

Thank Izzy M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Carlisle, England
Level Contributor
91 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 tables. Amazing selection of teas and a really interesting menu. I had dolmades (stuffed vine... More 

Thank mumandgirl
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 the carrot cake and Turkish delight. Very good. Huge selection of tea. Books to read.... More 

Thank artmac21
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really relaxing and calm atmosphere with a wide range of teas and vegan food from all over the world

Thank Alichia P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Fabulous selection of teas and cakes. Lovely veggie food too. All drinks are hand crafted and well worth the wait. Great atmpsphere in a shabby chic venue and you can buy teas to take away. Teapots too!

Thank _alina_rennie
Level Contributor
47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely lunch spent catching up with our vegan friends. The food was awesome as was the tea. Everything is very reasonably priced and the quality and flavours superb. Luckily there was 4 of us so we shared 5 dishes between us and had an nice variety. The beetroot and ginger soup was to die for and was on the specials... More 

Thank Derek B
Glasgow, Scotland
Level Contributor
67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I love Tchai Ovna and have been coming here for years since I was a student. They have a great range of teas and a nice selection of veggie foods. I would strongly recommend the chai if you have a bit of a cold as it works wonders. This said, Tchai Ovna has a very hippy vibe and if you... More 

1 Thank TwilightSparkle
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

What I love about this place is that it's simple and cosy - it's like being in your own home. It has the biggest selection of teas and what I really find amazing is that it's menu explains the origins of each tea and how it's made. It also has some really good vegan options. I would recommend the Yogi... More 

Thank sophie946786

Travellers who viewed Tchai Ovna also viewed

Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland

Been to Tchai Ovna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tchai Ovna and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Dundee, United Kingdom
5 months ago
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Tchai Ovna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?