Paved the path for a remarkable journey

This story began when Khalida and David met for the first time in 2013. Their love took them on an epic journey to unite amidst a harshly divided world. Khalida comes from the tribal communities of Balochistan in Pakistan, while David is an Italian American from Los Angeles. Their differences were instantly pointed out by many. 

Their impossible love story led them to discover a solution to eradicate fear as well as transform peoples' beliefs through something as simple as chai.

of Peace building through Chai

The Chai Spot is a Social-enterprise dedicated to peace-building, and to socio-economic empowerment  of women and children in Pakistan.

50% of Our Profits 

support women and children in Pakistan!

We would not be doing this work if it did not benefit the communities that need us the most. Nearly 22 million children in Pakistan are out of school, and rural women are still fighting for their rights. We start and support projects that educate children, and we work towards socio-economic empowerment of women in Pakistan. 

70% of Our Products

are handmade by rural women and men

Pakistan is still one of those countries where most everything essential is handmade. Women sit for hours embroidering, sewing and singing, and men take pride in their handcrafted furniture and handicrafts. We strive to support these artisans while providing our guests a complete and authentic experience of Pakistan. 

We Offer The Best Chai 

that transports our guests with each sip

We take great pride in giving our guests the best chai they have ever had. Each of our recipes is tried, tested, and loved, before bringing it to our guests. We keep our menu simple to provide the best experience possible. 

Some of our signature chai's 

Traditional Cardamom Chai

Infused with a dash of aromatic green cardamom, brewed with black tea and organic milk. We often call this chai our love potion

Our vegan Coconut Rose Chai is the favorite of many. This black tea is brewed in coconut milk with cinnamon and sugar, garnished with nutmeg, and finished with rose water 

Coconut Rose


This is a Kashmiri-style chai with a delicious buttery texture, spices, and gorgeous deep pink color. With just a pinch of salt, this tea is the perfect marriage of sweet and savory!

Butter Chai

Watch us in the news!

"The Chai Spot, a traditional chai cafe with locations in New York and Arizona, donates 50% of its profits towards education and supporting women and girls in rural Pakistan. The business was founded and is run by Khalida Brohi and David Barron, a Pakistani-American couple."

                          ~ Global Citizen

"The Chai Spot is a café in New York City's 'Little Italy' neighborhood that serves a variety of Pakistani chai in a very colorful and cozy environment. It is also the spot that brought two people together as husband and wife, across two very different cultures and families."

                        ~ Voice of America 

"Sometimes a cup of chai is all you need to bring people together.

For Khalida Brohi and David Barron, that’s exactly how their life together started.

Barron is from an Italian-American family in Los Angeles. Brohi is from a small village in a tribal community in Balochistan, Pakistan, a place where she says love marriages are not something people hear about often."

                           ~ Good Morning America

"This place is cool! Stumbled across it while looking for somewhere to do some studying on a Saturday night. Was kind of busy around 8:30pm but ordered a hot Butter Chai, kicked of my shoes and found a place to relax. My drink was delivered super quick and had to stop studying because I was too comfortable on the pillows and could’ve fell asleep".

~ Matt Parker

"Amazing! The chai is the most authentic I've had outside of India, the vibe is cozy and relaxing, great for large groups/families, but also a wonderful place to study. Best of all, half of the proceeds go to charity. Met one of the owners and he's so nice!" 

~ M Ramachandran

"What a spectacular , peaceful and therapeutic spot in the whole of NYC with the best authentic tasty Desi chai of many kinds to tease your taste buds and tingle your senses to get a taste of home ! I loved the ambiance, the vibrant colors and the Bollywood music. I loved how clean it was."

~ Nabiha Yusuf

"It’s very cozy, feels like you’re in someone’s well-decorated, festive living room. The butter chai is so good: creamy, sweet, a tiny bit savory (from the lightly salted butter) with pistachio crumbs. The traditional cardamom was really good too, less sweet and rich compared to butter chai. Cookies were good. Great all around spot." 

~ Jessie W


Fatima is from a small village in Sindh. She grew up knowing only one kind of life, where women are restricted and have no decision making power. But from the day she started earning, everything has changed for her.


Amina is from a small village in Sindh. She was married very young and her daughter was married young. Amina now works to help her granddaughters to be stronger.

Gul Bibi

Gul Bibi is from a small village in Balochistan. She has 11 children and many of them are daughters. She works hard to earn and send her daughters to school. 

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