If you’ve ever experienced the pleasure of real chai, you know what I mean.
I have a recipe that I make at home (similar to this, except I use dandelion root instead of rooibos), but sometimes when you’re out, you don’t feel like coffee or tea – chai would really hit the spot. Often there is only chai made from powder (what the?), chai made from syrup (ditto) or chai made with water, like regular tea (Nooooooo!). We’ve recently found out (thanks to Cristean, Dale & Adam) that there are places in Bendigo that sell PROPER CHAI! *does happy dance*
Cafe El Beso 87 View Street, Bendigo
A lovely decent pot of chai with a generous dollop of honey.
Wed – Fri 8:30am-3:30pm, Saturday 9:30am-3pm, Sunday 10am-3pm.
Let’s Get Saucy 88a Victoria Street, Eaglehawk
Open 7 days.
Bendigo Corner Store Cafe 305 View Street, Bendigo
The Corner Store cafe serve a ‘wet chai’ brewed in milk with honey, and Adam is the resident Chaiwallah 😉
Open 7:30am until 6pm weekdays, and 8am until 4pm weekends.
Masons of Bendigo 25 Queen Street
Mason’s chai is a fresh mix of spices with wet black tea; we hear it smells amazing!
P.S. If you’re ever in Melbourne, go to Penny Farthing for some chai. They serve it beautifully, with little pinch bowls of honey and cinnamon to add as you wish. Lovely!
Updated 26 November 2012