Top 12 Cafes You Must Try In Islamabad, Pakistan

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Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and the largest in the country. Over a million people live here. It is also one of the most developed cities in this part of Asia. You can visit places like the giant Faisal Mosque, Pakistan Monument, Constitution Avenue, and more. Getting around the city is done via taxi cabs or the reliable Metro bus. The city features a wide range of accommodations as well, from guesthouses to luxurious hotels. There are many food places and malls here too so you won’t be starved for variety. Because of British influence, Pakistan today is one of the largest tea-consuming nations, which is evident in the many tea spots in the city. Scroll down and choose from these cafes you must try in Islamabad, Pakistan.

1. Junkyard Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Junkyard Café - Islamabad on Saturday, December 11, 2021

Amazing taste and a great atmosphere are what await you at Junkyard Cafe. This cafe offers a wide selection of pasta, steaks, spaghetti, and desserts that are masterfully cooked by the cafe’s chefs. You won’t regret going for a bite at this cafe as all of the food are delicious. Shisha is also offered here.

The ambiance and atmosphere complement the meals which make for a great dining experience. You can also call the restaurant to book reservations for birthdays, celebrations, and other special occasions.

Junkyard Cafe

Address: Pakland business center, near bank of Punjab, I-8 Markaz Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory 44790, Pakistan

Website: Junkyard Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 12pm - 4am

2. Cafe Behbud

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Cafe Behbud on Friday, October 25, 2013

Cafe Behbud has a rooftop where you can enjoy your meals alongside an amazing view of the surrounding area. Its menu is composed of a great mix of Asian, continental, and Italian dishes including pizza, lasagna, frozen paratha, steak, and so much more.

The food is delicious, and the combination of a great ambiance and beautiful views creates a wonderful dining experience for any traveler. So if you’re around the area and want to try some good food with a great view, why not stop by?

Cafe Behbud

Address: Shop no 5F، F-6 Markaz F 6 Markaz F-6, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Website: Cafe Behbud

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

3. Chaaye Khana

If tea is your go-to drink, then Chaaye Khana is the place for you! This cafe, which is aimed at cafe lovers, is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Islamabad. Choose from a selection of teas that include black, white, and aromatic teas. The cafe serves over 70 different varieties of tea, and even connoisseurs can appreciate this place. The menu also has some breakfast and snack items — like sandwiches, pasta, and omelets — so you can pair it with your tea of choice. Pakistan is a tea-loving nation and Chaaye Khana aims to bring the best of that to you.

Chaaye Khana

Address: Main Boulevard, Punjab Phase 4، Phase 5 Bahria Town, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Website: Chaaye Khana

Opening hours: Sat: 8:30am - 12am; Sun - Fri: 8am - 12am

4. Burning Brownie

Burning Brownie is a dessert and breakfast cafe aimed at younger audiences, like college students and first-time job workers. The interior is more akin to a reading room than a restaurant, which makes it conducive to interactions. Their breakfast menu consists of omelet, waffles, and some sandwiches. You can pair these with the house-brewed coffee. The pastry list is a great one, with items like salted caramel and the Square. Tarts, eclairs, and cakes round out the list of sweets you can enjoy here at the Burning Brownie.

Burning Brownie

Address: Sector G DHA Phase II, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Website: Burning Brownie

Opening hours: 8:30am - 12am (daily)

5. Mocca Coffee

Posted by Mocca Coffee on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Mocca Coffee takes pride in its artisan teas and coffees, opting to brew a cup of coffee once at a time for maximum quality. It also prides itself on using only the healthiest and most environmentally friendly ingredients. The cafe itself takes a lot of cues from Scandinavian design, from the furniture to its decor. You can pick from a healthy list of pasta and sandwiches, and the coffees here are some of the best brews around, so be sure to try those. And, if you are a health-conscious person, there are sugar-free, gluten-free, and even vegetarian meals to cover you.

Mocca Coffee

Address: Street 1, Kohsar Market, Shop No 1، F-6/3 F 6/3 F-6, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Website: Mocca Coffee

Opening hours: 8am - 1am (daily)

6. Cafe M


Cafe M is one of the most modern of its kind in the city and it shows in its dining experience. The furniture and fittings are sharp and angular, making it a popular choice among young professionals. You can choose from a whole host of sandwiches, like egg, salsa, and barbecue sandwiches. Fruit smoothies, teas, and coffees give a lot of choice to the drinks menu. Their shakes are unique and extreme. One of most notable is the Nutella M&M freak shake. You’ll see many people visiting here, so be sure to come over early to get a seat at Cafe M.

Cafe M

Address: Service Rd E, F-10 Markaz F 10/3 F-10, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

7. Street 1 Cafe

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Posted by Street 1 Cafe on Friday, 6 December 2019

Street 1 Cafe offers one of the better dining experiences here in Islamabad, situated in a more upscale market area. You can dine at the indoor or outdoor dining area. The latter is perfect for some alfresco dining. The menu is rich in choice, ranging from popular pasta and burgers to experimental dishes like beetroot Benedict and quinoa salad. The presentation of the food is also top-notch, with attention to detail all over it. You can savor the whole fine-dining experience here at Street 1!

Street 1 Cafe

Address: Unit #1 Building # 1, G-5 Markaz, Capital Territory Ramna 5، F-6/3 Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory 44000, Pakistan

Website: Street 1 Cafe

8. Loafology Bakery and Cafe

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Posted by Loafology Bakery & Cafe on Monday, 3 February 2020

If you want authentic sourdough, Loafology is one of the few places you can visit. You can get the sourdough in the morning when they are newly made for maximum enjoyment. The bakery also offers a wide variety of other bread and pastries — ranging from baguettes to bagels — all served in a counter that feels industrial. The cakes and donuts are some of the better ones around here, too, so be sure to have a bite of these. The coffee and tea are a good match for your pastry and you can choose from latte to a chamomile tea to suit your tastes.

Loafology Bakery and Cafe

Address: 108-W Jinnah Avenue،، Block I G 7/2 Blue Area, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory 44000, Pakistan

Website: Loafology Bakery and Cafe

Opening hours: 8am - 11pm (daily)

9. The Red Door

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Posted by The Red Door on Thursday, 15 December 2016

As the name suggests, The Red Door is a place marked by its red door. Inside is a cozy coffee shop that is a popular hangout spot for students and young workers, thanks to its good lighting and friendly furniture. You can take any of their coffees, including cappuccino, mocha, and espresso. The cafe also serves shakes that you can chill with, coming in flavors like mint, Oreo’s, and coffee. Pair your drink with a fried sampler, or a dessert, to complete your meal. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, The Red Door is a great spot for your next meal!

The Red Door

Address: 37 Park Rd, F-8 Markaz F 8 Markaz F-8, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Website: The Red Door

Opening hours: Mon: 10:30am - 11pm; Tue - Sun: 9am - 10pm

10. English Tea House

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The English Tea House is a tea shop offering a vintage feel reminiscent of the classic tea houses while providing good food options. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even afternoon tea time, this cafe is a great place to sip any of their teas. Choose from a wide variety of delicious items, like waffles, steaks, salads, sandwiches, and even pizzas. The dessert menu is also just as expansive, with cakes and ice cream highlighting the list. The diner is also a perfect setting for some things to do like reading the paper or just chatting with some friends.

English Tea House

Address: Street 16, F-7/2 F 7/2 F-7, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Website: English Tea House

Opening hours: 8am - 12am (daily)

11. Cannoli by Cafe Soul

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Posted by Cannoli by Cafe Soul on Sunday, 15 December 2019

Cannoli by Cafe Soul uses organic ingredients in making their food, meaning that a lot of their choices here are some of the healthier ones around. The burgers and sandwiches are some of the favorites here, with flavors like Blue Blaze, Juicy Lucy, and Michelangelo, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. Pizzas, flatbreads, and pasta are also available. Take a sip of the house-brewed coffees and teas, which are a great choice to pair with desserts. You can get a well-rounded dinner experience here at Cannoli.

Cannoli by Cafe Soul

Address: Shop # 56، Beverly Centre, Nazim-ud-din Rd, F 6/1 Blue Area, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory 44000, Pakistan

Website: Cannoli by Cafe Soul

Opening hours: 8am - 12am (daily)

12. The Hot Spot Cafe

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Posted by The Hot Spot Cafe on Thursday, 30 January 2020

The Hot Spot is an ice-cream shop tucked away in a quiet corner in the middle of Islamabad. However, if you look closer, you can spot all the little details that make this place a different experience from all the rest. You can choose from many flavors of ice cream, along with their popular shakes. Pizzas, burgers, and pasta are also popular items in this restaurant. The cafe is a hotspot for pop-culture enthusiasts and you can meet a lot of them during your next visit.

The Hot Spot

Address: Off Kohsar Rd, F-7/3 F 7/3 F-7, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Website: The Hot Spot

Opening hours: 2pm - 2am (daily)

Islamabad, Pakistan's crown city

A small cup of coffee
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Islamabad carries the best of Pakistan, both in historical and modern aspects. The locals carry their heritage and have integrated modern lifestyle along with it too. So, if you want to take a break from touring, be sure to pass by one of these great cafes in Islamabad, Pakistan.

To further help you with your gastronomic journey, do check out the best spots for biryani as well!

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