Cafes

Chai Galli

locationBesant Nagar
4.2
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We Found A Pinterest-Worthy, Bollywood-Themed Cafe Right Here In Besant Nagar

Arun posted on 13 December

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Chai Galli is a retro-styled, Bollywood-themed vegetarian cafe that serves quick eats with their own twist, along with a whole variety of chai.

Chow Down

Vada Pav {INR 80}, Aloo Paratha {INR 120}

Sip On

Cutting Chai {INR 80, serves 2}

Winning For

It’s themed décor, Bombay street food and tea

Lowdown On The Ambience

Chai Galli embraces its hipster personality with strong colourful non-uniform seating, old school Bollywood movie posters and quirky décor. Light fixtures made from cycle tire rims and tea glass chandeliers are just some of the eclectic items you’ll notice in their space. Massive glass windows allow for ample natural lighting during the day. All in all the whole vibe comes together to create a pleasing space that’s easy on the eye and also interesting enough to keep you coming back for more.

What's On The Menu?

The entire menu is based on the Bombay street food experience along with a few other novel additions. Staples like the Vada Pav and the Aloo Paratha are among the fan favourites. My favourite however was the Mumbaiwaala Sandwich {INR 90} made with the unique Mumbai tadka.

The Classic Bun Maska {INR 70} and Nachos Platter {INR 190} were particularly delectable too. As for the beverage section, their large variety of chai will make tea lovers rejoice. With an entire page of tea varieties to choose from, you’re truly spoilt for choice. Examples include a Mumbaiwaali Chai {INR 110} that comes with a dash of mint and Darjeeling Soda and China Rose. There’s also a drink named Chai Galli Special with sour Hibiscus, ginger and mint for INR 120. I like my tea milky and went with the classic cutting chai which I was pleasantly surprised to find, came with a small pack of Parle G biscuits!

The rest of the menu offers more widely available café food like Paninis, Sandwiches and Pizzas, which honestly didn’t seem to be anything worth writing home about.

I was intrigued to find that they even had a Maggi noodles {INR 90 onwards} section with a few twists like the Tadke-Waali Maggi {INR 120} that adds a little zing with tomato, garlic and onions, and the Angrezi Maggi {INR 130} with mushroom, broccoli, bell peppers and sun-dried tomatoes.

So We're Thinking...

Chai Galli has an ambience that will surely end up on your Instagram feed. The vibe is infectious and you’ll have a fun time out here with the squad but the food hasn’t impressed us all that much.

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Cafes

Chai Galli

Location Details
locationBesant Nagar

15/4, 1st Floor, 4th Main Road, Elliot's Promenade, Besant Nagar, Chennai

4.2
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Cafes

Chai Galli

locationBesant Nagar