Winter nights call for coffee or tea outdoors. But you’re not always in the mood for a fancy coffee place where you have to go in Jeans(wink wink). So here are 5 cheap Chai dhabas in and near DHA Phase 5 offering the best ambience with a cup of chai.

Chai Hujra

Chai Hujra has an indie retro vibe with all its vibrant multi colored neon signs. They also have qawwalis on some of their weekends that completely elevates the chai experience.

Do Chai

Do Chai is the perfect spot if you’re out with family and want to avoid loud crowded places. Located on the service road next to ring road means you won’t even hear the honks of passing cars and angry drivers!

Chai Dosti

Chai dosti always welcomes you with the brimming energy of a food street on a cozy winter evening. The moment you enter you’ll notice groups of young adults all around the place chit chatting and cracking jokes.


Saraye is your go to spot if you want a cup of chai with your friends in a peaceful environment. Saraye is set in the same spot where Manji Munch was located. Manji Munch, an OJ dhaba of Lahore, sadly closed down during Covid lockdown but Saraye was quick to jump in and revive the culture.

Karak Khel

Karak Khel is one of the OG Chai Dhabas of Lahore and also one of the oldest surviving ones. With wall paintings showing horse riders and traditional date straw lawn chairs, Karak Khel is an oasis of Punjabi culture in a modern time.


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