Chaiiwala, Walthamstow


Address: 225 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 9PP
Phone: 020 8521 0203
Nearest Station: Walthamstow Central


The most awaited famous Chaiiwala has just recently opened a branch in London, Walthamstow. I paid a visit to Chaiiwala yesterday for dinner with my family and it was packed with people turning up even at night. It’s definitely living up to its expectation from Leicester after finally opening their first ever branch in London.

Ever since it opened two weeks ago, people have still been excited about it. A small little spacious cafe, but gets filled very quickly with families, friends and couples.

An ideal place to start your day with a typical desi breakfast or during tea time. A menu plenty to pick from containing hot and cold drinks like Karak chai, hot chocolate, falooda, an all-day breakfast and much more to pick from. Another ideal part I found was the fact it was not that pricey as the most expensive item on the menu was just under £5.


After making a decision amongst us on what to eat, we all finally decided to order our food choices. I opted for the ‘Desi Breakfast’ this included a masala omelette, masala beans, 2 classic rotis with Karak chai.

Whilst my bro in law ordered the same dish but with daal and my little nephew had the butter chicken roll, which was chicken pieces wrapped in a roti.

All Day Breakfast (Desi Breakfast)

Desi Breakfast (£4.95) with Masala Beans
Desi Breakfast (£4.95) with Daal

The above was we ordered amongst us by mixing and matching with the beans and daal.

Although I was not a fan of masala beans, I loved the daal with roti, felt just like home food. Therefore, I ate most of the daal and left the beans for my brother in law and sister to finish off.

Bombay Sandwich

Bombay Sandwich (£2.25)

The Bombay sandwich was such a soft, warm sandwich filled with potato, coriander-mint, chutney & special to give that extra flavour and taste. I enjoyed this as I’m not a huge fan of spicy food, so it just about right.

Masala Chips

Masala Chips (£2.00)

I think everyone who pays a visit to Chaiiwala love these masala chips, therefore I had to taste these and there did not disappoint. These Masala Chips were really tasty but very soft and soggy to pick up although all of us enjoyed dipping in these.

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji (£3.00)

For the vegetarian people, there is an option for a delicious homemade curry made with mixed vegetable served with spice and soft bread.

Chocolate Chai Mousse

A sweet tooth that we were, we did not leave without tasting a dessert, so we shared a Chocolate Chai Mousse amongst all of us. As we were told by the counter Halwa cheesecake is too strong. A chocolate lover that I am, I enjoyed this, not your very soft dessert, but an ordinary chocolate mousse.

My nephew opted for the Nutella wrap from the dessert menu, which was a Nutella spread across a roti and wrapped into a roll.

Chocolate Chaii Mousse (£3.50)


Karak Chai

Karak Chai with Cinnamon (£1.95)

Now, this was what I was waiting to have from Chaiiwala. Not your normal English breakfast, but a Karak chai with cinnamon had an extra strong scent and the taste was just perfect to end our meal. If this was near my workplace I would be having this every now and then as it was delish!!

Overall, our bill came to just over £25 amongst four of us, which is pretty reasonable I have to say as we ordered quite a lot. Although it’s open all day, this place is more reasonable to visit during morning breakfast or your 4 o clock tea time snack. Service wise, we only had to wait 5-10 minutes for our food to arrive but we had to remind them for our tea’s as there had forgotten due to a huge queue waiting to be served.

Opening Times:

Weekends: 9am-1am
Weekdays: 7:30am-11pm

Review Tally
Food 6.5/10
Service 6/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Price: 8/10
Overall 6.9/10

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