Chai Bar

Cafe in Tehran

Occupying a pavilion in the grounds of a grand old mansion that now houses Art Centre Galleries, Chai Bar blends traditional Iranian style with a superb garden location (outdoor seats are warmed by heaters in winter). It’s ideal for lingering beneath the trees sipping the wide range of teas and Illy coffee; it also sells salads, soup and sandwiches (mains IR200,000 to IR300,000).