Coffee brews whether hot or cold never go out of season. Be it chilly winters or the sweltering summer heat of Karachi, it is an absolute favourite. Young and old alike enjoy coffee brews throughout the year, flocking in droves for this elixir. The Place Mall located in Phase 8 is drawing crowds for its entertainment and recreation with a food court based at the first floor level.
A recent addition to a list of restaurants at ‘The Place’ is Espresso. Dark wood panelled interior is lit with warm lights while tables are lined with comfortable chintzy chairs. Instant warmth spreads through upon visiting Espresso- a familiar feel that which is felt at the original outlets is welcoming.
The best part being, Espresso is open for breakfast which means on weekends an early morning breakfast followed by a movie at Neuplex Cinemas is sure to be a good start. Espresso offers traditional American breakfast specialties such as hash brown, baked beans, thick pancakes or crispy waffles, but this is just for starters. Time to bring out the omelette selection; one can choose from a desi Pakistani, mushroom, cheese and pepperoni or Spanish omelette.
A trip to Espresso is incomplete until a hot or cold coffee brew is not enjoyed- Espresso shots, Cappuccino, Mochaccino are the traditional hot beverages preferred with breakfast or throughout any time of the day. As far as the cold concoctions are concerned, the caramel or hazelnut frappes are thick creamy and chilled- just what is needed in the afternoons prior to commencing work.
Chocolaty indulgence while at Espresso is a must with its dessert selection. It is mouth watering and mind boggling at the same time. As one stares down the list of desserts offered, it is literally the hardest choices one will ever have to make.
The Mocha Mud Pie, Tiramisu or the Chocolate Mouse Cake can be perfectly paired with a strong espresso shot or cappuccino. Slightly bitter coffee works extremely well with the chocolaty sweetness of the desserts. However for some it may be a caffeine overdose, therefore a baked New York cheesecake complimented with an iced tea or espresso slush is the way to go.
Espresso is not just about desserts, coffee and breakfast, it is much more than that. Meals include delectable tacos, sandwiches with flavours from cheesy philly steaks to roast beef melts. Unlimited variety of savouries with decent portioning is bound to keep customers happy and satisfied.
Coffee addicts and novices alike will be satisfied with the quality of food and service. Considering the human traffic bustling in and around The Place, Espresso is fairly quiet and serene- just what the mad doctor ordered on a weekend night. One can enjoy their meals and coffee in a serene ambiance at Espresso in the middle of the hustle bustle without hearing the slightest sound.
Espresso serves as an ideal hang out for teens and young crowd because of its location at ‘The Place’. Its nearness to schools and colleges does well for its business while at this, added to its advantage is the late night movie shows. Be it hectic study hour or just looking for a quiet evening Espresso is the place to visit.
Note: Pictures credit goes to A.Bilgrami Studio’s