Cha Tea Dwelling has arrived at Tysons Corner Middle, intent on sharing a adore not just of Pakistan’s foods, but also its folks and tradition.

Found between &Pizza and Cava Mezze Grill, the cafe will welcome customers for the to start with time with a tender opening at 10 a.m. today (Friday). This is Cha Tea House’s very first brick-and-mortar site just after it started out in October 2020 as a foodstuff truck in Springfield.

“Excited and anxious,” co-operator Sofhia Qamar mentioned yesterday (Thursday) when questioned how she felt about the impending opening. “We imagine we’re ready, but you are never ever in fact all set until finally you’re in business enterprise and working.”

Some passersby had previously popped in, perhaps drawn by the colorful signage and chairs on the eatery’s outside patio. Qamar suggests it’s been tricky turning these website visitors absent, so she’s eager to be capable to inform people that they’re now open up and serving.

In addition to tea and coffee, the menu attributes burgers, chicken sandwiches, and burrito rolls wrapped in paratha, a classic South Asian flatbread, alongside with several sides like samosas.

The snack and dessert offerings are more substantial than what Cha Tea House is capable to provide at its Springfield site. Some items, like a paan milkshake, are getting reintroduced immediately after proving preferred there but also challenging to make in a foodstuff truck.

At the time the preliminary frenzy of opening a new tea shop subsides, the group ideas to extend the menu additional with salads, rice bowls, and other dishes, including one particular new product every thirty day period, Qamar claims.

While a brick-and-mortar cafe just can’t replicate the roadside dhabas that impressed Cha Tea Property as closely as a food stuff truck, Qamar and her fellow owners included touches of their parents’ native Pakistan in the course of the space.

A hall lined by flower bins suggests “an outdoor vibe,” as Qamar set it, even however it’s inside of, and the walls are embellished with paintings done by Pakistani artists and shipped over to the U.S. There is also a Cha Current market in the back that will provide mugs, drinking water bottles, and other solutions handcrafted by artists in Pakistan.

“We really want to sort of educate men and women about how astounding Pakistan is and how prosperous the society is,” said Qamar, who was born in the U.S. to moms and dads who immigrated from Pakistan. “We’re really proud of it, and we want to share that pleasure with other folks and permit them take pleasure in it as well.”

Cha Tea Dwelling is open up from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays by way of Thursdays, 10 a.m. to midnight on Fridays, 9 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

The cafe is preparing to maintain a even bigger grand opening in January that Qamar claims will include things like musical performances. Immediately after that, there will be musicians and other sorts of enjoyment just about every weekend.

“We’re just truly delighted to be portion of Tysons,” she reported. “It’s a pretty up-and-coming spot. It’s generally been an up-and-coming region, but [we want] to deliver a bit a lot more range and introduce Pakistani foods to a very, I assume, adventurous group at Tysons.”