42 Otago Lane, Glasgow, G12 8PB
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Seasoned travellers, Art, Celebrity spotting, Escaping the crowds, No fuss, People watching
Expert review of Tchai Ovna
More fun than Lewis Carroll’s Mad Hatter’s tea party, Tchai-Ovna is a wonderland of tea leaves, shishas, fresh brews and more than 80 different varieties of chai. A short walk from Glasgow University, Tchai-Ovna is a premier student space (I studied English Literature just down the road) with a funky reputation for hosting poetry reading, exhibitions and alternative music events. It’s also the West End’s best vegan and veggie hang-out.
With an ever evolving list of teas, including such sweet delights as cherry, chocolate and caramel, its teas provide the perfect tonic for its list of healthy veggie and vegan options. It also sells Oolong Fancy, which is the coolest name for a pot of tea this side of Timbuktu.
Inspired by the teahouses of the Czech Republic, the teahouse has become a fans favourite with the Glasgow based bands Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura and Franz Ferdinand. Belle and Sebastian's 2003 album art for Dear Catastrophe Waitress was shot in Tchai Ovna's West End venue, so it’s the epitome of cool.
Happy go lucky and wistful, the staff have an encyclopaedic knowledge of all matters tea related.
Just round the corner from Kelvingrove Subway station and off Great Western Road.
Perfect for tight budgets.
More information on Tchai Ovna:
- Price guide:
- Café, Coffee shop, Tearoom
- Snacks, Vegetarian
- 42 Otago Lane, Glasgow, G12 8PB
- 0141 357 4524
- Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
- Opening times:
- Monday to Sunday: 11.00am to 22.00pm
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary