|Karachi's cafes offer more than just great coffee|
Karachi has some great cafés. They invariably serve breakfast too because we Karachi-ites love our café breakfasts. Cafés in Karachi tend to introduce extensive breakfast menus or disappear without a trace. These are Karachista’s top five cafes.
|Xander's - next to the Kuwaiti Embassy and Ensemble - is arguably Karachi's best cafe|
|Crispy Calamari at Xander's Cafe|
|Waffles at Expresso|
3. Koel Café
|Koel Cafe's courtyard is romantic and atmospheric|
|Sesame Chicken Bites at Koel Cafe|
|Butler's Chocolate Cafe, Karachi|
After a somewhat rocky start, Butler’s quickly improved both their service and consistency. The café offers everything from pancakes to omelettes for breakfast. The soups, salads, burgers, pies and other café meals are well executed. Their breakfast bagel is delicious. Butlers has some of the best desserts and sundaes of any café in town. Their coffees and cold coffees are excellent and the choice of one of Butler’s signature chocolates with any coffee is a yummy bonus. Don’t miss their chocolate croissant, possibly the most authentic available in Karachi.
The top four on this list were easy to choose, standing head and shoulders above the rest. Number five was not so easy. None of the options seemed to fit. Places like Gloria Jeans Coffee, Belle Vita, The Pantry and Lals Patisserie do some items well but are plagued by inconsistency when it comes to some aspects of their menus. In the end it came down to N’ecos and Café Chatterbox. Neither is quite as good as the top four but they both present strong cases for grabbing the 5th spot on the list.
|N'ecos Cafe - the rustic charm is accented by the tree growing in the centre of the cafe|
5. N’ecos vs Chatterbox
|This book fillled corner at Cafe Chatterbox is one of the cosiest spots for coffee in Karachi|
|Tres Leche Cake at Cafe Chatterbox|
|N'eco's offers organic egg omelettes for breakfast|