While Taj Banjara’s iconic Chai Shop takes a short break, guests can still enjoy their cuppa and more at the hotel’s lobby lounge right next to Waterside Café. The latest addition to Taj Banjara’s offerings, Chai Happenings, a daily tea treat from 3-6pm brings back the old world charm of winding down evenings.
With beautifully evocative sepia photographs and paintings of Hyderabad of yore, sit back in Nawabi grandeur and enjoy the ambience of their plush lobby while sipping chai and biscoots and popular Hyderabadi tea treats like Bombay Toastie, Sabudana tikkis, Hare Chutney ki Sandwich and many more. My favourites were the kathi rolls, bread pakodas, cut mirchi and aloo samosas.
The menu is currently all vegetarian in keeping with Navrathri, but non-vegetarian items will be added to the list soon. A bite-sized snack, beverage and biscoot is priced at an unbelievably reasonable Rs 188 all-inclusive.
There’s Salauddin Ki Chai, Pauna Chai, Sulemani Chai, Filter Kaapi, Nimbu Chai and green tea to pique your taste buds for that snack attack. Can already see this place becoming the next hot spot for rendezvous among the city’s movers and shakers. Pun intended, cheers!
Taj Banjara, Road 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Phone: 040 66669999