Lahore, the heart of Pakistan, is a city that thrives on its rich culture, history, and an undeniable love for food and beverages. Among the city's many gastronomic delights, the burgeoning coffee culture holds a special place. The city's landscape is dotted with a myriad of coffee shops and cafes, each offering a unique blend of ambiance, flavor, and experience. From traditional to modern, these cafes serve as social hubs for the city's diverse population. Whether you're a coffee connoisseur, a casual sipper, or someone looking for a cozy corner to unwind, Lahore's coffee scene has something for everyone. This article will take you on a journey through the thriving world of coffee and cafes in Lahore.
What an amazing place it was. I could see many foreigners there so you can imagine the quality of their food and ambiance. Had a very wonderful time there. I forgot what we ordered but whatever it was, it was tasty, well presented and deserves admiration. You might find it a bit pricey but the ambiance and food quality was according to the price. Would definitely recommend this to anyone trying to find a good western breakfast point ❤️
5 / 5
The most amazing aspect is the beautiful atmosphere and outside seating arrangement is ideal in winter season. Overall food is also good. It takes time to prepare food, but all dishes we tasted were delicious. Prices are bit higher though Service was also acceptable. Staff is humble, nice and cooperative. Although during rush time, it is noticed that the management is not that effective and you to call particular staff multiple times. During rush time parking is also a challenge, so either then the option is vallet parking or park at a far place.
4 / 5
English tea house is one of the oldest restaurant serving breakfast in Lahore. I loved my meal it was served fresh and warm. I ordered Spanish omelette and breakfast sandwich
4 / 5
A high end cafe ideal for breakfast and enjoying coffee. The setup, menu and presentation is fabulous. Pay a visit if you are in Lahore to have a luxurious brunch!
5 / 5
An excellent place for breakfast. Great options and taste. Every breakfast comes with a complementary bread basket. Their mix tea is one of the best. Also a great option for afternoon tea and snacks.
4 / 5
Retro-style chain for steakburgers, hot dogs & other fast-food staples, plus frozen custard.
Freddy's Café: POOR food quality & service!! Yesterday visited with family for hi tea and we were utterly disappointed by the taste, variety & service. The food containers were not refilled and they only used to do when repeatedly ask to do so. The waiters were neither removing the plates from table nor were they interested in attending customers. Chicken chowmein had no chicken in it and when asked the waiter brought boiled chicken in a separate plate and asked us to mix it😒 Fried rice was undercooked, lemon chicken was bland. Hoping that dessert section might uplift our mood but that was even more disappointing. I don't share bad reviews on food groups but as the management was least interested in customer's feedback, i chose to write here in the hope that someone might read this and rectify it.
1 / 5
Menu was difficult to select from unlike other places. There should be a catalog how the actual dishes look like since the names usually not describe how they would be. Overall It was one of the best experience. Food was very tasty and the portion size were also very good. We had multiple dishes. Maxican wings 10/10 Crispy Fried fish 8/10 Cashews nut chicken 10/10 Stakes were just so so Afgani daig 😂 was too good 10/10 Cheese cake were both strawberry and blueberry were excellent. Overall they lived up to the hype.
5 / 5
The atmosphere was good but the food was distasteful. We had fettuccine pasta, stuffed chicken with cheese, mozzarella chicken, and butterfly chicken on the recommendation. Only stuffed chicken with cheese was good. The steak was not saucy and bland. Didn't like the pasta also. Freddy's is old now and doesn't have the hype now.
3 / 5
It is one of the best restaurants for continental food in Lahore. Food quality and ambience is good. Customer service needs a little bit of improvement. Loved the main courses and smoothies. It's on my "nice-to-visit" places
5 / 5
Asad Jahangir (Lion)
Recently Visited At Freddy’s Cafe after almost 20 Years. What a game changer it was within the restaurant scene when it opened in Lahore back in 2001. . Location. M M Alam Road , Gulberg , Lahore. . Freddy’s has always been popular for its sizzling hot plates steaks or grilled entrees and high tea. There have been some changes in the ambiance/Decor over the years which I noticed though the dishes in their menu are almost the same. Ordered the following items, >>. Cheetos Chicken Tangy Bites >>. Fajita Nachos >>. Three Meats 🥩 ComBo Pizza 🍕 >>. Freddy’s Special Chicken Steak >>. Salad 🥗 Bar and Drinks. . Their service MashaAllah was quite quick and efficient. Food arrived in the desired time and Overall it was good I must say and Shukr Allahumdulilah we all enjoyed it. I am sure some may have an opinion the food is not the same like it used to be or they’re inconsistent. It’s not necessarily Freddy’s fault, I guess there’s a lot of options available to choose from compared to what we had 20 years ago and there’s a good competition now as well. Still I found their food quite nice , enjoyable and above all bringing back those good old memories. yes we ourselves faced a few hiccups with our food, which I discussed with the manager but overall it was a very good experience Allahumdulilah. I Am definitely InshaAllah will be visiting them soon to try more of their items. . Menu and Receipt 🧾 is attached for your reference. . .
5 / 5
AHMED MOHIB RIZWAN
Some great food options even better than big cafes I must say. The Tarragon chicken was amazing, a must have there. The sandwich was great along with their Cheddar wings, a cheese lovers dream. They also offer free birthday decor.
4 / 5
"Coffee Planet is a gem for coffee lovers! The coffee here is consistently excellent, with a rich and aromatic flavor that's hard to beat. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, always willing to help you find the perfect brew to suit your taste. The cozy ambiance makes it a great place to relax or get some work done. I've never been disappointed with a visit to Coffee Planet and highly recommend it to anyone seeking a superb coffee experience!"
5 / 5
Absolutely! @coffeeplanetjt has introduced an amazing Hi-Tea Platter, complemented by their delightful ambiance. 🌟 The exciting news is that they now offer birthday decorations, enhancing the celebration experience 🎉🎈. Priced at just 1900, the platter includes an array of delicious items such as BBQ Honey Wings, Potato Cheese Balls, Loaded Fries, a Chef Special Sandwich, Chicken Sliders, Special Chicken Salad Bowl, Special Pasta Bowl, and 2 Desserts 🍗🍔🍟🍰. You also have the choice of 2 Teas or 2 Margaritas 🍵🍹. Don’t wait, give it a try! 👏
5 / 5
I visited coffee planet johar town to celebrate my belated birthday. They offering free birthday decore. So guys what are you waiting for??? Go and enjoy your special day with yummiest meals. Highly Recommended: Swiss mushroom burger, chicken taragon steak with strawberry smoothie.. My experience is superb amazing. Guys go and enjoy their best food with peaceful environment.🥰❤️
5 / 5
Ok so firstly I saw a vlog of it, then I checked it's reviews they were all too good so I thought it would be one of the best shop's out there in Pak. I was greatly disappointed, the burgers were cold, I myself saw them heating it in microwave which was outside the kitchen to the cashier side, which means it wasn't freshly made, still 2 of my burgers were cold including club sandwich Talking about main course which so hyped, I tried it they weren't that good😭 It's like I wasted my 10k. Only stuffed chicken in main course was edible, even parmesan main course didn't justified it's taste & is extremely overhyped. Now coming towards th service, it was ok at some point but at the time of payment the server & cashier started saying us to pay by cash eventhough we told him we will pay by card Also on card their was 5% gst and on cash there was 16% gst still he kept bugging as to pay through cash. Keeping it aside we didn't had cash at that time, we had card but they were continuously insisting us on cash. Then about the atmosphere, it was fine then they told us to move to downstair/basement, we were fine with that even though there was enough space the place we were initially sitting. Downstairs their was strong stench of cigarettes etc we tolerated that, then there comes bunch of group downstairs they started smoking, my sister has allergy we told the server, he did asked them but no action was taken we told the server we r moving back upstair. Then we left the basement. I would not recommend any one to try their food just waste of money and over hyped, overall 2/10. And also for those who r going to their just for that deal of them which is going popular on social media that's only from 3 till 7pm. Which we didn't know initially but bcz of it's good review we didn't mind and thought to give it a try but it just turned out to be overly hyped and total waste of time & money. They just worked on the food outer appearance but forgot about it tastes.
1 / 5
"Absolutely love Chai Farosh Cafe! The chai is perfection, and the atmosphere is cozy. A must-visit for chai lovers! ☕❤️ #ChaiFaroshCafe"
5 / 5
Had a wonderful experience indeed. Ambience was really good along with reasonable prices. A perfect place to sit with friends.
5 / 5
Thia place is according to other place is very different and well organized.. .The food is amazing.. .music on your choice... .Owner is very friendly... Thank you
5 / 5
Such a beautiful ambiance for Meeting & Gathering! Highly recommended place for Chaye Lovers in Gulberg.
5 / 5
Loved the ambiance and taste. Neatly decorated, properly managed and with great taste. Great work. Keep up the great work..
5 / 5
Muhammad Waleed Farooq
A shabby, rundown restaurant, situated in a semi posh area. Didn't have any great expectations as I went there due to shortage of budget. Ordered melt in the mouth chicken steak burger. It was just OK. But the real disappointment was Fettuccine Alfredo pasta. It literally tasted like "Khichri". Let me tell you with utmost conviction: "Italians might commit suicide if they see their beloved Fettuccine Alfredo being treated so badly". Perfectly sums up the experience I had here.
2 / 5
I liked the food of the cafe. However it has a decent environment but it seemed like environment for couples only with so many private arrangements and who can complain its very deeply hidden inside one of the buildings in MM Alam road. However the prices were so high as per of a small restaurant but the taste was good. We tried 3 different menu items from 3 different sections just to taste the things and quality of food which was surprisingly good. So its suggested for small gatherings or hangout. Its very dark in lights but a good place for food and sitting. One other thing, they don't accept payments from cards only cash.
4 / 5
There's something strange about this cafe. Every time you go there, you're left with the feeling that there is something wrong. It could most probably be the dark and rusty interior which has become sort of antique over the years. They really need to change the interior design altogether. Other than that, the food is surprisingly good. But the bad thing is that they don't accept cards whereas my bank shows discount here on payment through card. Anyhow, this place isn't as bad as it seems, plus it is economical. 👏
5 / 5
I have visited this place 5 years ago and it was very lively and good at that time. But now it seems very strange ambiance wise. The dark environment give a feel as it is not a family place but a dating hub 😂 they have arranged some private sitting too that gives this strong feeling. They need to change the ambiance for sure. Now let’s come to the food. The food was very delicious. I have tried their Signature Chicken Steak. Because Beef 🥩 Steak were nit available they said. Stuffed butter chicken was veryy good. And tried their pasta which didn’t disappoint as well. So food is 10/10 but ambiance 7/10.
4 / 5
This restaurant is perfect for birthday celebration. They have designed good packages with complete services included welcome bookey, juice, birthday cake, decoration, main course and dessert in a very affordable price. Ambiance light is slightly dark. Staff is very professional and cooperative. Food quality is also vey good. Recommended for birthday celebration.
5 / 5
The entrance is a bit sketchy not gonna lie other than that great place , great food, great service. The french toast was slightly off but not an issue, parathay were amazing. The ambience was so calm I just love it!!
5 / 5
Chaaye Khana! Discover the authentic tastes of tradition in our specially curated teas and breakfast delights, steeped in flavour, rooted in heritage, and crafted to start your day in the most delightful way. Your journey into a world of culinary delight begins here.
4 / 5
Khair Ahmad Tahir
Chaaye Khana, located in Lucky One Mall, Karachi, offers an amazing dining experience. I tried their chocolate waffle, chicken steak, club sandwiches, and specialty drinks, and it was fantastic. The ambiance is inviting, and the staff is attentive. A must-visit for delicious food in a vibrant setting.
5 / 5
I liked the islamabad chaaye khana, this one was very dull, service wasn't good at all. We entered and seated ourselves without any welcome. Too noisy for no reason, food was okay. Chicken club sandwich and french toast were good. Moroccan chicken was not tasty or fresh. Long way to go to up your standards as it seemed this branch has been ignored by the top management.
2 / 5
My experience was not very good. I ate breakfast and the beans and doghnut served was not fresh, specially beans were undercooked and hard. The beans were never replaced. Cold coffee that my wife ordered was tasteless even after replacing it once. Clearly there were much better options for breakfast like CTC, Cinnabon or Butler's Cafe which also give greater value to your money Hope they listen to our complaints and improve quality.
2 / 5
Ali Ahmad Syed
Hi everyone, I went to this place and liked it. Customer service is amazing. Food was really delicious. Loved their Club sandwiches and Beef cheese & Mushrooms burgers. Stuffed Chicken is my most favorite. By the way If you have Allied bank Premium debit card then you are eligible to get 40% discount. Overall my experience was really good, will recommend everyone. Thank you.
5 / 5
Overall look, vibe, ambiance and aesthetic is great. I usually go there for their coffee/drinks and I have to say their peach iced tea is divine! The food on the other hand, not so much. Found it to be bland, basic and boring. *yawn* The best thing I’ve had on their menu is their Grilled Paprika Jalapeño Chicken Panini. 8/10
3 / 5
Unfortunately, a pretty disappointing experience. Neglected furniture, old torn menu cards, really slow service, and above all, the worst Granola I’ve have ever had - basically just yogurt with some apes and bananas on a plate with a sprinkling of granola on top. Then the credit card machine didn’t work - as Bank Alfalah’s link is supposedly always down so had to cough up cash and higher tax. All in all pretty bad experience. The only good thing was that the staff was very polite and courteous. Hence, two stars. Otherwise, it was one all the way.
2 / 5
The food is good. But it's so over rated bad over priced. Also when I visited there was heater issue as well so it was too cold.
4 / 5
Would love to go again. I would probably say that this coffee shop is a must for coffee lovers! The service was good, and the variety of coffee served in the ambiance was very satisfying. The scissors salad and cold coffee were most delicious in town.
4 / 5