From roadside stalls to the railway platform of the New Delhi Railway Station to fancier hang-outs, our chaiwallas have made a place for themselves on the map and in our hearts. We zero in on some of the best places which make the perfect brew:
Triveni Tea Terrace
Located in Bengali Market, Connaught Place, this art institute canteen provides you with beautifully-brewed masala chai as well as simple chai. You will also find homestyle food and freshly-baked brownies here.
North East Dhaba, JNU
Relieving the fatigue of students after long lectures with its ginger chai, this dhaba is a saviour not only for students but for the general public as well.
This no-frills joint in the busy New Friends Colony Market is best-known for its inexpensive shawarma. The next time you decide to feast on the meaty rolls here, do opt for the lemon chai for a zesty kick.
Delivering hot chai at your doorstep along with snacks, Chai Point offers you a variety of teas including dum chai, lemon chai, ginger chai, masala chai and green chai to relax and refresh.
Firdaus Mithai Shop
Amidst the twisting gallis of Chandni Chowk, Firdaus serves the perfect cup of ‘milky chai,’ this shop has been making people smile and tickling their taste buds for 60 years. It is a must try.
This cosy chai hangout in Safdarjung Development Area Market offers 25 varieties of tea which can be customised in many different ways. Do try the chai from their desi menu and the specialty teas - you won't be disappointed.
Reading a book along with a perfect cup of chai is the stuff of dreams in winter and Cha Bar in Connaught Place makes them come true with a wide range of chai for you.
Aah! A lovely cup of tea and a delicious warm slice of cake - that is the essence of what you will get at this cosy Victorian-style cafe in Hauz Khas Village.
Ivy and Bean
Located at Shahpur Jat, this book café is not to be missed. With its warm and cheerful ambience, it tempts you to sit back and enjoy some of their out-of-the-box flavours of chai.
Everest Bakery Café
It is an amazing feeling to sink back down and sip a hot cup of flavoursome desi chai and get lost in your own world.