New Coffee Shop: Cafe Coffee

A new coffee shop has recently opened up in Zamzama (as if there weren’t enough in the first place). The place is called Cafe coffee and I must say so far I have been very impressed. Being new and kind of hidden (found across the street of Roasters Coffee, behind Arizona Grill) not many people know about this hidden gem yet.
So let me tell you the highlights of my experience.

The prices are actually decent and the selection is excellent. Their food menu is also quite delicious, with subs sandwiches and cakes.
I’ve had the frappes, the green tea and the peach iced tea, and have yet to be disappointed. The taste is actually really nice!
Beyond these seemingly common features of coffee shops these days, the one thing that has made Cafe Coffee stand out to me has been the service. All the waiters seem to enjoy their work, with big smiles, and will truly go the length to ensure you’re well taken care of.
The ambience of the place is also very bright with a diversity of music playing in the background.
There is even a divided section for smoking and non smoking! Not like Costa’s make shift non smoking room, Cafe Coffee has 2 different levels, smoking being on the upper level.
The one drawback I see is that there is only one shared bathroom, so if you’re in a group and you all need the washroom, you may find yourself waiting.

Do check it out, it’s a great alternative to the coffee goer enthusiast.

19 Comments so far

  1. MB (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

    Nice. Sure will have to check it out. But i have noticed that all new shops or restaurants provide good service in the beginning but start to deteriorate. Students Biryani is a big example. Specially after they started making millions their “nakhra’s” have gone sky high. A post on it will soon be coming.

    Let’s hope this one keeps it standard.

  2. turab (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 12:41 pm

    KARACHI, Dec 16: The franchise partner of CafÔøΩ Coffee Day, an Indian coffee chain, plans to open two more outlets in the upcountry in the next three to four months after opening its first outlet in KarachiÔøΩs posh area of the Defence Housing Authority.

    Amin Hashwani of the Hashwani Group, the franchise partner, told Dawn on Saturday that he planned to open 30-50 outlets in the next three to five years.

    CCD is part of an amalgamated Bean Trading Company. Currently, it has 364 cafes in India and has now two outlets, one in Vienna and the other one in Karachi. It has over 400 outlets internationally.

    However, he did not disclose as to how much investment is being made in opening one cafÔøΩ in posh areas. He said that local staff had been given jobs and they were trained in Dubai. An in-house training is also being provided to the staffers.

    ÔøΩOne outlet opens job avenues for 15-16 people,ÔøΩ he added. The outlet can accommodate 100 customers with an upbeat and cosy ambience and the cafÔøΩ offers innovative coffee, sandwiches and deserts at reasonable prices, he said, adding that items offered at the cafÔøΩ is a combination of both imported and locally procured ingredients.

    A number of world renowned food chains have invested in Pakistan in the last few years. While coffee is fast becoming the beverage of choice among the upwardly mobile segment of the population, cafes have become the favourite hangout place for the young, he said.


  3. kidal (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

    Cafe Coffee Day is the largest Indian coffee shop chain, now entering the Pakistan market with the opening of its first outlet in Karachi.

  4. Captain's Log (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 12:58 pm

    Neoka, I have not been to Pakistan in years and when I was there, there was no this coffee trend. Could you please quote the actual prices or price range too for expats if they are planning to visit Pakistan then they could know how much prices have gone up? I am still in shocked that chilgozas are 1200 Rs per Kg.

    Any how, it’s a nice post, to the point and no extra non sense. I appreciate your efforts.

  5. Sa'ad (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    What an original name *flings a toilet bowl at whoever came up with it*

  6. Sufi (unregistered) on December 17th, 2006 @ 11:34 pm

    Neoka, a picture speaks a thousand words.. wheres the pictures??

    mb, dont compare students biryani (a legend) with a newly opened coffee shop. I have not experienced the nakhras yet, thankfully :).

  7. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 1:02 am

    @Sa’ad which game is that?

  8. Mariam (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 4:48 am

    Apparently this Coffee Shop is in News.

  9. Sa'ad (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 6:25 am

    @ Doctor:
    Halflife 2 Deathmatch (which you need to play online) But you can also fling toilets and other stuff in normal HL2.

  10. wasiq (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 7:49 am

    does this means no STARBUCKS…for karachi this christmas also….very sad…very very sad…!

  11. AUSSI_PAKI (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 10:03 pm

    Went to Copper Kettle – had heard a lot about it. All that talk is shit.

  12. Anathema (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 12:40 am

    Copper kettle announced opening in gulshan today

  13. Neoka (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 2:32 am

    “The outlet is located at Karachi’s swish Zamzama Commercial Area, famous for its classy eateries and designer boutiques. ” -Qatar daily

    They called Zamzama a ‘swish’ commercial area… what is SWISH? i’ve never heard this term before. must be synonymous to posh. ill snap a pic next time im there.

  14. ash (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 4:30 am

    I am not sure if anyone has actually heard that word before. Its probably swank/rich/posh combined.

  15. Rajesh (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 12:45 pm

    Humm, I guess this Coffee will certainly do wonders for us…

  16. Mona (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 5:38 pm

    This is status symbol in Karachi/Pakistan!! If you go abroad its no big deal – “coffee” :P

  17. Concerned (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

    @Aussie Paki
    Copper Kettle was the first of its kind. That was over ten years ago. I am sure the quality has gone down, because I havent heard much about it in a while. I am not sure who you have been talking to.


    Coffee is not a status symbol, cafes are a place to sit and enjoy the company of your friends, because there is no other place to go. Cafes are used for the same purpose around the world. The only difference is that people in Karachi are just getting these cafes and therefore are very excited when a new one opens up. They have been around in the developed world for a long time now, so the excitement there is long gone.

    Also Coffee has been around in Karachi much longer, I have been going for an Espresso at boat basin since the early 90’s.

  18. ash (unregistered) on December 21st, 2006 @ 10:31 am

    actually mona,
    starbucks for e.g is not only a status symbol but also a lifestyle/political/new age religion symbol. Coffee shops all over are more than just ice cream vans.
    Karachi has a million “status symbols” all of which are stupid but thankfully the stupidest – tea cup dogs still have not caught on.

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