A POPULAR café and tea room in the West End of Glasgow has hit the market for the first time in two decades.

Martin Fell and Kenneth Shand, owners of Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, on Otago Lane, have said they are moving on to pursue a new business venture.

The venue is widely-known for offering 100 worldwide teas, along with coffees, baked goods, vegetarian and Middle Eastern food.

The cosy café seats around 40 across an open-plan space, which has been split into two tea rooms, and an outside terrace with seating for an additional 15.

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Having built up a strong reputation in the local area over the years, the business attracts tea enthusiasts, students, nearby residents and those visiting the bustling area of the city.

The café also hosts gigs and small music events, with the space providing for up to 70 standing guests.

However, after 20 years, Martin and Kenneth said it’s time for the pair to “go to pastures new.”

Martin said: “Tchai-Ovna is a well established, much-loved business and cultural hub based in the heart of the West End of Glasgow.

“We have built it up with TLC over the past 20 years but now feel it’s time to go to pastures new.

“It is a fantastic business opportunity with a great variety of products and a wide and loyal customer base.  

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“Its uniqueness is its market edge and why it has remained prosperous and solid for so long, regardless of market fluctuations. It’s an honour to be added to Christie & Co’s roster.”

Blair Smith, business agent at Christie & Co’s Glasgow office, added: “Martin and Kenneth have built a fantastic business that attracts customers from all over the world due to its huge variety of teas.

“The business presents itself as a great opportunity for an owner operator or husband-and-wife team to expand the profitable business and continue to bring a high-quality offering to the visitors and residents of Glasgow.”  

The business is on the market at an asking price of £250,000.