Have you tried tiffin, filter coffee or masala chai?
Cheeni serves classic tiffin, the Indian word for "snacks", such as filter coffee imported from India, masala chai reminiscent of bustling street stalls, and Indian Street Style toast, more commonly known as "chili cheese toast".
Puffs, made for vegans and meat-eaters alike, are served daily. And daal chawal, or Indian lentils and rice, is often offered as a quick, on-the-go meal.
In addition to tiffin, American grab-and-go is also available, with options such as açaí bowls, a toast bar, soup du jour, smoothies, and Sugar & Spice cookies.
Cheeni has a new location at 1603 Hillsborough Street as well as 227 Fayetteville Street, inside of the Poyner YMCA. Come visit us at both locations!
MEET PREETI. Born and raised in South India, Preeti is the embodiment of what Cheeni is: a mix of Indian and American culture, with a mission to better the world through good, homemade food.
When she's not at Cheeni (which is rare), she's likely to be spending time with her family or reading a book.