Espresso Lounge

If you’re looking for a dim-lit, intimate rendezvous with a small group of people, then the Espresso Lounge in King’s Arcade, Jinnah Super (Behind the Shell Petrol Pump) is the place for you. As the name suggests, it is basically a coffee house with a seating capacity of around a 25 people at the max. offering some variations of the beverage itself along with an average selection of appetizers, desserts and snacks. On an average you could pay up to 300 rupees for a cup of coffee (Espresso, Latte, Mocha, Cappuccino etc.) and a dessert or aperitif (Apple Pie, Brownies, Cajun Chips, Wings etc) which is okay considering that you

What makes Espresso Lounge ‘THE” point for my friends and me is the ambience. It seems like it is a little way away from the world, closeted away in a basement. Leather sofas are grouped in settings of 4 to 6 around glass tables, each enclave lit with mellowed lights. A television is on at all times but whatever is on has nothing to do with the music that streams from mounted speakers around the seating area.

It could pass muster for an old fashioned jazz lounge, minus the jazz since most of the time the music is quite up to date. The selection on the menu is limited but it is the fun kind of finger food or comfort food (as far as the desserts are concerned) which a person can nibble on while sitting and chatting it up with a good group of friends.

(p.s. I hope I’m not infringing on anyone’s territory here. It’s just that I’ve been there thrice in the last 2 weeks with my friends and was just wondering about why there of all places? Cheers! :) )

5 Comments so far

  1. Inspirex (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 7:20 am

    hehe…
    seems like you forgot to complete the first para…
    Is this near the F-7?
    in karachi we have Espresso (minus the lounge, plus the jazz) and love it!


  2. Fauzan Sohail (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 10:29 am

    INSPIREX, I also only knew of the Espresso in Karachi on zamzama. A relaxed (but a tad bit smaller) hangout, though Deja Vu takes my vote. Hmmm didn’t knew there was one in Islamabad. Any one knows when it opened up? Being a coffee/apple pie lover that I am, this needs to checked out… pronto! Thanks Jaded :)


  3. Jaded (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 2:00 pm

    Hey guys! thx for dropping by! For Inspirrex, yes, Jinnah Super is F-7.. for more landmarks, Espresso Lounge is across from One Potato Two Potato, and in the same block as Mondarin’s.

    And Fauzan, you’re most welcome! Hope you have a good time! :)


  4. Sam (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 5:10 pm

    I have been there quite a number of times and liked it alot. The only comment that I need to make is I believe that they are not sufficient enough when it comes to their music collection.

    I believe they have a couple of musical cds and thats it. Keep them playing again and again. All in all the place is worthy enough to discard this musical factor :)


  5. Sameer Durrani (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 9:48 pm

    good to know that there are some other food lovers here besides me.. :)… btw I usually try to avoid cofee…there is something funny between me and coffe..and its true that a sip of cofee in evening keeps me awake the whole night.:) …so i strictly avoid once the sun goes down …i guess i can say that cofee is not my cup of tea.. :)

    and hey! no body own any topic here… :)..



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