Review of Cheeni Chai + Coffee + Tiffin

1603 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27605

Overall Rating


We go to the Raleigh Hillsborough YMCA location of cheeni and have been now getting food about once a week for 2 months. Oh my goodness it is so flavorful and delicious. The owner is great to talk to and will point you to things to order. I feel like we've tried a lot of the menu but have stuck to several favorites. Some items are spicy but it is so good.

My absolute favorite is the Idli Sambhar, it is lentil/rice cakes in a delicious sauce. The second is the Veg Uthappam, I call it Indian pizzas and we've had for lunch and dinner. It is a traditional southern Indian breakfast lentil cake topped with veggies. Both of these items are vegetarian and gluten free. We have also had a spinach and paneer dish and the Dal and Rice dish (gluten free). We have loved everything we have tried and have become very regular customers for take out. Get a gluten free mango thumbprint cookie, really good.

Quality & Quantity

Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 months ago

Not celiac