10 minutes from my front door is one of the most ethnically diverse streets in the whole nation. 48% of the residents’ first language is not English, the shops that line Cheetham Hill rd are a testament to this and the area’s long migrant history, Polish delis, Irish pubs, Arab sweet shops, Pakistani markets, Jamaican hairdressers – and a Chai Bar.
I’ve been riding passed it on my bus for about a year, when I finally decided we were going in. I wasn’t sure what to expect after all it was sharing space with a dry cleaners.
I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was there a quite wide selection of fancy teas, beautiful glass tea pots (which you can buy). I ordered Pink tea, after all this was the namesake. It’s nice, and ever so pink.
As well as tea they have a wide selection of sandwiches and baked goods.
It has now become somewhere we visit regularly, when we travel in to Cheetham hill to get our groceries, and hit up the area’s charity shops. On our way home Rueben always pops back in to show the staff the toys he found on our adventures.
Chai Bar | Coffee & tea, Snacks | Pink tea £ 2.20
7 Union Terrace, Bury Old Road | +441617951065
Mon – Sat 10:00 – 21:00