UPDATE: This place is now closed.
I had to make a trip to Cha Fahn in Jamaica Plain after reading Eat and Destroy's blog entry.
Cha Fahn is a really cute place to chill and have tea. It's like an asian/zen cafe. What really stood out were these chairs with huge back rests that were as tall as a person! I couldn't decide if I wanted the cool window seat, or try sitting on the huge chairs. Apparently I found the huge chairs irresistable since I plunked my behind on one of them.
Check out the window seat. It probably looks more comfortable than it really is. Can't be much fun sitting on the floor :)
The tall chairs. I told you they were tall!
I ordered the Lichee Tea with Lichee Fruit (cold beverage). It was really good but then again I'm easily impressed. I like anything sweet or any drink with fruit in it. Maraschino cherries, lichee, longans ... all good. P was more adventurous and got the Lapsang Souchong (hot tea) which had a unique smokey flavor. Personally I thought it tasted carcinogenic haha ... but I am no tea connoisseur.
My lichee drink:
Since it was just about lunch time, we also got some tea sandwiches and an order of thai curry samosas. The sandwiches were small and cute and the flavors went well together. I particularly liked the apricot and goat cheese combination.
From L to R: Egg salad, goat cheese and apricot preserves, smoked salmon and cream cheese, and Shrimp with cucumber and curry spread.
All in all we thought Cha Fahn was a nice place to hang out with good food. Our only peeve was the price which was on the expensive side. My iced tea was $5 (it doesn't even have vodka in it) and a medium mug of Pacman's tea was $4. The tea sandwiches were $12 for 8 tiny pieces. The 3 samosas were miniscule. We were still hungry when we left and $28 poorer.
763 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Chomp Meter: The 'newbury' prices need to come down and we'll most certainly be back! It is JP afterall ...