Chai Khana Restaurant is more of a Coffee Shop with Desi delights that go with the nicotine.
Why do people like Chy Khana?
Families and young couples love the ambiance, the desi accessories like samosas and chaats and then the Chai- Coffee. The western breakfast is also quite popular.
Everybody minds their own business there and there are no nosy people trying to find out who is on a date there.
The best thing about the place is that you get to lounge all day with civilized, educated and clean people of Rawalpindi city, lots of them students of universities.
In any case eating out is Pakistanis favorite pastime
Best Time to visit this Cafe
Sunday 1000-1100 am is the best time to have breakfast at Rawalpindi or Islamabad.
This is because the crowd has not waken up yet and the aalo parathas are still fresh. So is the tea and bun samosa.
After 11 am lots of people suddenly appear at the door and it becomes loud, crowded and service slows down.
The best season to visit Chai Khana and have tea in Pakistan is November to March period.
You can get your annual dose of Sunlight vitamins in the sun kissed enclosure outside and enjoy chatting in a peaceful environment where most of the Chai Khana are located.
Ambiance and Interior
If you want to keep your pearly white complexion, chose a table underneath the roof-windows, where sunlight bathes the interior in soft light. The real-life indoor plants at the corners of the dining space are a lovely sight in themselves. This shows someone with taste is looking after things here.
We got ourselves a table in the corner tucked behind the book racks with good quality books, magazines and papers.
Chai Khana Menu
Someone has taken their time to compile the Chai Khana, Bahria Town’s menu.
Who would have thought of having all these in the same menu :-
- Kachuri with Aalo ke bhujya,
- Fish & Chips
- Apple Pie
- Death by Chocolate
- French Toasts
- Aalo Parathas
- Honey waffles
- Bun Samosa
- Milk Tea (Doodh Patti)
- Chocolate shake
Food Prices at Chai Khana
The food prices have risen all over Pakistan and nowadays the price for a 4 person Tea comes out to be Rs 5000 minimum
The tea takes its time, which is understandable considering I want my tea made with care.
Location and Phone Number of Chai Khana near me
These outlets are quite sought after by people :-
- Chy Khana Bahria Town Phase 5 near Civic Centre (051) 5733673
- Chy Khana F-6 Islamabad Phone (051) 8312193
- Chy Khana Satellite Town Rawalpindi (051) 2716613
- Chy Khana Bahria Saddar Rawalpindi (0334) 5228552
- Chy Khana Central Park DHA 1 Rawalpindi (051) 6122619
- Chy Khana I-8 Markaz Islamabad (051) 8315431
- Chy Khana Centaurus Mall Islamabad (0346) 0004455
- Chy Khana B-17 (051) 6120506
- Chy Khana Houston USA Tea Cafe and Grill +183-982-2333
Chai Khana Houston Photos
How to make Chai (Tea) for 4 people?
I will break it down into simple steps Chai Number 18
- Pour 4.5 Cups of drinkable water into a kettle for boiling
- Boil the water to a slow boil
- Put four and a half tea spoons of Tea Blend
- leave the tea blend to boil for ten seconds more.
- Now switch off the stove and let the Chai simmer for 15 seconds
- Pour out the tea water blend into a Tea Pot through a Strainer
- Cover the Tea pot
- Place Milk besides the tea pot and serve guests
- Ask the guests whether they want strong or light tea, then pour milk according to their taste
- Stronger tea has a browner look.
I would give this place 8 out of 10 in my Review Scale.