The Chai Dhabas in Karachi


When it comes to food everyone loves to see a decorated colorful plate of their craving just as if it came out of a 5star hotel giving you an ambience of a 5star hotel; but let’s be real! nothing beats the taste of a karak chai served with piping hot crispy paratha in an open air Dhaba in the most basic presentation.


There are numerous Dhaba serving the never ending love of our nations chai, but unfortunately not all places have the ambience right for a family. Here we bring you a list of places suitable for family environment. Though slightly overpriced, but are perfect settings for a decent cup of tea with their friends and families.

Also Read: Best Breakfast Places in Karachi

Take a look at some of the top Chai Dhabbas in Karachi:

Chai Wala

Your weekend hangout at Chai Wala Clifton.

Posted by Chai Wala on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Location: Shop 17/A, Noor Jahan Market, Clifton Block 5, KDA Scheme 5.

The Chai Wala has a tagline Peeyo magar pyar se, it has a truck art theme décor as its interiors and it is a fusion of an upscale café and the traditional chai dhabba. It only uses mineral water to prepare its tea.

Menu consists of varieties of tea ranging from Milk based to water based kahwa also artisanal teas pricing Rs.60-180. Not to forget the scrumptious variety of parathas they have to offer some of them are Hummus Paratha, Chicken Cheese Paratha, Qeema achar paratha and the list goes on with price range Rs.70-250.

Have a look!

Filli Café

FiLLi Cafe – A must visit hangout place. Now open in Al Hudaiba, Dubai.

A cup of tea makes everything better. #fillicafe

Posted by FiLLi Cafe on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Location: Khalid Bin Waleed Road, Opposite Danish Motors, White Palace Tower, P.E.C.H.S, Block 3

Filli offers tasty zafran chai which costs around Rs. 125 unlike other café this place serves Naan with tea like pizza naan, aaloo naan and others. Its most wanted swiss chocolate shake will meet your sweet tooth cravings.

Chai Shai

Watch matches at Chai Shai while enjoying food

Posted by Chai Shai on Friday, March 9, 2018

Location: Lane no 5, plot no 4-C, shop no 1, Chota Bukhari, main Saba Avenue Khayaban-e-Bukhari DHA, Karachi.

Chai Shai has a classic Lollywood theme, the Chai Shai open air café offers cricket match screening also so you can enjoy a cup of karak chai with some yummilicious paratha and watch nation’s most favorite sport cricket! Even celebrities visit this place to unwind in the open air.

With a price range for chai starting from PKR 50 for basic Karak Chai to PKR 180 for Zafran Tea.

And yes, you can enjoy matches also!

Chai Master

chai master

Location: Shop # 4, 31-C, Bukhari Phase –VI، Lane 12, DHA Karachi.

With their slogan Live life, love tea Chai Master is a place which is must visit during anytime of the year. You will find one of the best Disco chais in Karachi at this spot, Chai Master is open for breakfast offering scrumptious parathas, egg rolls, iced drinks like margaritas and even lassi.

Chai price ranges from Rs. 60-100 parathas costs Rs. 30-270.

Also Read: Top 5 Steakhouses in Karachi

Café Clifton

cafe clifton

Location: Main Khayaban e Shamsheer Saba Commercial Area DHA Phase 5

Café Clifton is running for 29 years and counting, it is one of the oldest chai breakfast place in Karachi. Café Clifton is the Karachiites’ go-to place for breakfast and chai for decades.

It obviously serves chai as its most popular item along with parathas and even halwa puri. While the environment is that of a typical dhaba not family type however you can get things served in your cars and enjoy the delicious food that Café Clifton continues to offer.

The Kings Cafe

the kings cafe

Location: Near Maskan Chowrangi

The Kings Cafe is new in town and one thing to be mentioned about Kings cafe is their Flavoured Doodh Patti. It has a great taste and everyone must try this. I would recommend Peach, Strawberry and Lemon flavors which are amazing. To target large number of customers, they have kept the  prices very reasonable when you compare with other cafes.


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  1. Chai dhabas are best places to spend a refreshing time with friends.

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