Melbourne’s first authentic street chai.

Our Story

Dropout Chai Wala is the story of a dropout student from an undergraduate business school who is bringing authentic street chai to Melbourne. For the past 21 years, he had seen his mother drink a cup of chai every day. By dropping out from business school, our founder Sanjith Konda House would like to take an opportunity to spread his mother’s love of Chai to Melbourne, from where the idea of Dropout Chai Wala was born – a dropout who prepares chai, a drink that brings families and friends together at any hour of the day, leaving a flawless experience behind. Walk into our store to share this experience with your near & dear ones, here on the streets of Melbourne.

We are the first Chai store in Melbourne providing authentic style of blends in a takeaway range, whether you want a taste of home or a simple alternate to coffee, we have got you covered.


Our Chai’s

Our chai’s are made from naturally sourced ingredients, served in 8 flavours – Classic cutting chai, Cardamon Chai, Masala Chai, Ginger Chai, Lemon Grass Chai, Saffron Chai and one our own Mystery Chai. We also offer a wide range of quick bites hand-selected to complement whichever delicious chai you’re interested in experiencing.

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Health benefits of chai

In many parts of the world, ‘chai’ simply means tea, but in Western countries it’s more often known as a fragrant, spiced Indian tea. Wherever you live, though, chai is understood to be packed with positive health benefits. It’s often used as a digestion and weight loss aid and is a delicious way to reduce blood sugar levels and boost heart health. Our chai is also caffeine free, making it an excellent alternative to coffee – while still being just as enjoyable.

  • Boosts Heart Health

  • Reduces Blood Sugar Levels

  • Aids Digestion

  • Helps with Weight Loss

From home to street

Dropout Chai Wala brings the real feel of authentic street chai to Melbourne. Although our Classic Cutting Chai is the star of the show, exploring our other blends can be just as exciting. If you’re looking for a new tea to savour, why not try our Masala chai which includes earthy notes of star anise, pepper, clove and cardamom. Thanks to our Indian roots and passion for our culture, you’ll be sure to get an authentic taste of India’s best chai, right here on the streets of Melbourne. If you’re chai lover, or would like to give it a try, come visit our store today !

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