Welcome to Rif’s Café

Well for a change Let’s have a all picture talk here … For ease I even took shots of the *shocking* menu card … I hope they won’t blacklist me … lolz :>

Rif's Cafe

Rif’s café is a small coffee with books kind of a café that is located in Kohsar Market of F-6/3 … it is located on the first floor of London Book Co. store … so you’ll have to make your way through London Book shop … this small market has lots to offer … by the way … Oh and I went there after much much long time (last time, if I’m not wrong, was the time when you are all up for “Tell me Why” and the series kind of books so we bought our set from this London books :>) … I found lesser DESIS and more GORAS there ….!

This stair case is lovely naa …

Up Above the world so high ....!

This is one of the many cases of wonderful books you’ll find to pick up and have a nice read with the coffee or whatever you’ll choose :>

Boooks ... Yee Haaa ..!

This is the peek-a-boo into menu card … I changed the tints of one … so much green makes you sick …





This is what I enjoyed … well company does matter … when you are with yor friends I’d have kicked some … anyways … this club sandwich was good enough I ate half of it … this is half left … and they serve super crisps instead of French fries :/

Club sandwich

Since I’m not much of a coffee lover … I only drink coffee with lots of milk and it should be sweetened too :”) so this was good but I was like … I won’t have it again … so for coffee lovers … it’s a definite go …


People usually do come here for lunch, availing the 1-2 pm break … I couldn’t take the pic of the actual eating enclosure that had some 2-3 square tables … and gosh … people (gals n’ guys alike) were smoking there … anyways … have a nice time …!

Bon Appetite …!

21 Comments so far

  1. Awais (unregistered) on November 26th, 2006 @ 1:43 pm

    Forgive my French but I think the whole idea of having an eatery in a bookshop sucks. Not only sucks, I think it blows. I mean I often go to London bookshop to “buy books” and while browsing I just cant get over the “spectators” gawking at me while waiting for their coffee or whatever. Its just plain stupid. Surely people can find better place for some refreshments than a bookshop. What has this world come to.

  2. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 12:37 am

    Awais: ummm … where’s the French ^_^ … Well I’m afraid I agree with jaded … gawking is a cultural phenomena … !

    Jaded : Agree :>

    TM: :"( No they took money depite this publicity I gave them … alas!

    1967: Yup !

    Raheel: Lolz tum hogay ganday bachay :P =) well milky cofee and donuts with winter go fine but yah karwi coffee not my cup of tea … lolz

  3. Jaded (unregistered) on November 26th, 2006 @ 2:50 pm

    I think the idea has merit, a coffee shop at a book store and is inspired by bookstores abroad like Barnes & Nobles etc that have coffee shops and dedicated seating areas in the store so people can enjoy the whole experience of reading and browsing books…

    Awais, you’re entitled to your opinion but don’t you think more than the coffee shop it is the lack of proper space and unfortunately, the lack of etiquette in us that makes experiments like this a little uncomfortable… Unluckily for us, spectator-ism and gawking is a phenomenon in our culture not limited to bookshops.

  4. Talha (unregistered) on November 26th, 2006 @ 8:53 pm

    I never though I would be going to kohsar market even after what ufone did to it, if it was not for this one shop!!!

  5. Talha (unregistered) on November 26th, 2006 @ 8:54 pm

    Did they give you free coffee for reporting them to Islamabad metblogs :p?

  6. 1967 (unregistered) on November 26th, 2006 @ 10:15 pm

    This place looks fun. Coffes and maps, make a great combination!

  7. Raheel (unregistered) on November 26th, 2006 @ 10:43 pm

    You gandi bachi, why don’t you like coffee? Slap yourself for not liking it =p

    Now don’t take this comment seriously. Still go and drink some coffee. Coffee+Donut+Winters=Heaven!

  8. A for apple (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 1:09 pm

    Faisal: Ah han … thats nice ..!

    Original anon : Eopsyyy … Thanks for correction :>

    Yahya: how come you thought we do miss anything :P

  9. faisal (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 6:58 am

    Love Rif’s cafe, love Kohsar market and what makes it even nicer is that Rifi apa, the lady who owns Rif’s cafe as well as Table Talk on the ground floor, is just such an amazing person.

  10. Original-Anon (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 8:27 am

    You wrote “I found lesser DESIS and more GORAS there”. I think you meant ‘fewer’ and not ‘lesser’. Lesser implies lower status or quality.

  11. Yahya (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    Glad to see everything is getting classier. The menu has pretty much what you will see elsewhere in world so you guys are not missing anything.

  12. Yahya (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

    “how come you thought we do miss anything :P”


  13. A for apple (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 12:55 pm

    Faisal: That’s the best thing about net … if you point out some mistake … no one would bite ya :P

  14. faisal (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 12:44 pm

    Hey original-anon

    Hello buddy,
    You made it here as well……..saw the mistake that you corrected….but just did not have the will to point it out. Call it apathy.

  15. Yahya (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 1:05 pm

    Although sometimes we wish we could. :)

  16. Nosheen (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 4:18 pm

    Yahya you can fulfill your wish on teh day of full moon …. some body said that some specific events can take place when the moon is full … i refer you that post i guess it was Moon Glit by someone i don’t recall.
    :P :P :P :P

  17. Nosheen (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 4:20 pm

    Moonlit nights … i recollected best of luck for your venture lol lol he he

  18. Phil (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 6:59 pm

    A look at the menu didnt kill me with a heart-attack for the first time. I think, the menu is nominally priced – obiviously not for frequenting, but just enough to have a good tea with a group of friends and a cheque that wont kill you.

    Yes, the idea of having books and coffee has alot of (schools of) thought connected to it. Some people think that ‘book are your best friend’ and having a coffee with a good read not only gives you company, but might also extend your stay at the cafe ;)

    In addition, I think, the road and sidewalks of Islamabad are quite adequately maintained – I suggest the CDA to allow cafes to have outdoor seating on the side-walks (which ofcouse comes with some taxation).

    Plus as someone said, Coffee+Bagel+Winters=Heaven! Fixed :D

  19. Awais (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 12:35 am

    “is inspired by bookstores abroad like Barnes & Nobles etc that have coffee shops and dedicated seating areas in the store so people can enjoy the whole experience of reading and browsing books…”

    Come on now…who r v kidding. Not once have I seen anyone in the cafe with a magazine or a book in their hand. I do understand the concept behind coffee and a book but it just ain’t so in LBS. The place has turned into a full-blown cafe inside a bookshop. And I don’t like that. Period.

    I’ve only read about the Barnes and Noble coffee corners in the books so I don’t know the size of those shops (I image they’re comparatively large as everything in USA is) but LBS is not a particularly large shop so the idea just does not stick. This is not just a rant. Its been sometime now that I have visited LBS. I think its really sad cuz the bookshop did save me some money with paperbacks but the cafe is just such a turn off.

  20. Awais (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 12:38 am

    “and gosh … people (gals n’ guys alike) were smoking there ”

    Now thats just great. isn’t it. Somehow I missed this line before. Now i REALLY want to buy all my books from LBS.

  21. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 12:44 am

    Yahya: Hmmmmm :>

    Nausheen: Further Hmmmmm :D

    Phil: Well ya prices are not so killing and I’ve provided you here with menu cards too … so what’s there to be afraid of … space though matters if u’ll go in with bunch of ppl … in Kohsar market there’s one restaurant with seating outside … I’m not very sure though …!

    Awais: Well belive me lots of ppl (like me) do like to read something with food whether hotel … restaurant whatever … If I dont have anything I’d pick up jam or sauce bottle and would read the labels again and again … and NO I’m not crazy … just go peanuts sometimes :P

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