Second Floor – Coffee House (Opening Soon)


A new coffee shop called ‘The Second Floor’ is due to open this coming March on Khayaban-e-Ittehad. Second Floor is the creation of a fellow blogger Sabeen Mahmud (Beanz) who continues to engage in a number of cultural activities in Karachi, she now aims to move the coffee experience from the pay-through-your-nose type of coffee house towards a more rewarding experience where people can come and have a good intellectual experience. The Second Floor is a non-profit organization which aims to promote culture

Coffeehouse tradition is all about sparking conversations – and we’re passionate about providing a platform for people to engage with each other. Our society is insular and inhibited and we intend to break that mould. Through regular events such as poetry readings, book signings, workshops, talks, debates, film screenings, unplugged music sessions, and stand-up comedy, we hope to get people to think, question, and take action.

It would be fun to actually drink reasonably priced coffee and muffins while at the same time have a good intellectual and cultural experience. It would definitely be a nice change for Karachi to have such a coffee house and wish Sabeen all the best in this venture, and have offered her to blog about all events being scheduled at The Second Floor on KMB, so that people of Karachi can truly engage in a culturally rich coffee experience.

14 Comments so far

  1. KhiTorPitt (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 3:05 am

    Second floor, huh ? what is this name ? This would be on the second floor or what ?
    Coffee in a warm city like Khi … somebody ask Sabeen sahiba to open a shop of gannay ka juice.

  2. Kashif Ahmad (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 3:35 am

    Tell me when open,
    i would like to be there

  3. Sufi (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 4:26 am

    now I know where the next kmb meetup will be held.

  4. MB (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 7:56 am

    Thank you much guys………
    love to be there…..
    Karachi need more of these.

  5. Party~Boy (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 8:48 am

    awesome idea….
    my 2 cents would be … to have a wireless internet so people could also bring their laptops and finish their work or check email…while sipping some coffayyyy….

    3 cheers for Beanz….

    does any one know when Starbucks Coffee is openning up in karachi… ?????

    I would love if Barnes & Noble book store opens up in Pakistan…..

    Dusti (M. Ali)
    Mrkt. Reseach & Business Psychology consultant

  6. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 9:19 am

    A really nice idea and about time too. Would love to visit it.
    Beanz, pls keep us posted on the opening!

  7. Jamash (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 11:14 am

    Wow that’s a wonderful news :)

  8. Farhan (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 11:30 am

    why all these coffee places open in Defence / Clifton , why not in PECHS or Gulshan

  9. Ali Mohsin (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 12:29 pm

    Wishing Good Luck to Beanz…..

  10. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    A brilliant idea…….love to be there. Do keep us up to date on it.

  11. Faisal (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 1:57 pm

    Finally something that’s not on ZamZama. Lol

    Says about culture…Isn’t tea more dominant in our culture as compared to coffee?? Just curious, no discouragement intended.

  12. BoZz (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 3:03 pm

    @Faisal – If what you said was a question, then you know the answer to that already.

    Me thinks, that there was a pun in there and hence this rejoinder….

    The culture of any society is comprised of many factors which include the history of the culture, and it’s struggles and hardships, their religious leanings, the levels of education people attained, the art and literature which they produced and to which they were exposed. These factors will contribute to the values the society or culture embraces as well as how individuals in the particular culture perceive themselves.

    Do the individual members of the society seek to play the role of followers, uncritically obeying the culture’s leaders, or do the individual members view themselves as autonomous people with a right to their own lives as well as a right to their own minds?

    If they choose the latter, then there would exist in the culture, members who seek to explore, to solve problems and to create opportunities.

    Voila – Coffee Houses

  13. F. AHMED (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 5:08 pm

    it would be nice to have more of such places in karachi.

    i wish i could visit karachi soon and try out all the new things.

    i haven’t been there since last august.

  14. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

    @Farhan, kiyon keh saray angrez wahin rehtay hain :)

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