10 Best Cafes in Islamabad

10 Best Cafes in Islamabad 2021

In Islamabad, cozy neighborhood cafés are in a great number welcoming people with friendly conversations and good food. While every Islamabadi has his/her favorite café spot, a list of the 10 best cafés in Islamabad is provided below to enjoy warm service and remarkable food.

  Restaurants  Location Price Range
1. The Butler’s cafe   F-6 Super Market 1500/-
2. Burning Brownie  F-11 Markaz 1000/-
3. Chaaye Khana  F-11 Markaz 1500/-
4. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf  F-6 Markaz 1000/-
5. Cafe Aylanto  F-7  1800/-
6. Street 1 cafe  Kohsar Market 1500/-
7. Crema  F-6 Blue Area 1000/-
8. English Tea House   F-7/2   1500/-
9. Mocca  F-11 Markaz 1000/-
10. Sage Cafe   F-7 Markaz 1500/-

1. The Butler’s Café

Butlers Café is one of the best chocolate cafés in Islamabad. Located in F-6, Islamabad, it’s originally an Irish café that was brought to Islamabad by the famous entrepreneur, Habib Gheewala. It has won over thirty awards in the food industry for serving the most trusted food, best taste, and great quality. Butlers is famous for its huge variety of dark and white chocolate. With a variety to choose from, you can satisfy your sweet and savory cravings at Butlers café.

Timings: 12pm-12am

Ambiance: 9/10

Food: 10/10

Recommended dishes:

  • Italian Mozzarella bites
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Penne Au Gratin
  • Butlers Signature milkshake
  • Signature Waffles
  • Hot Chocolate Lava cake,
  • Caramel crunch ice cream sundae

2. Burning Brownie

Located in F-6 and F-11, the Burning brownie is one of the cutest cafés in Islamabad. Famous for its desserts in the entire country, it has come a long way. What started as a home-based bakery is now one of the best cafés in Islamabad. If you don’t know where to find the best cheesecake, the burning brownie is the place for you. With a huge variety of brownies, cakes, and pastries, burning brownie surely knows how to satisfy its customers. Grilled chicken sandwich steals the show since it tastes amazing and is one of the healthiest food options available in the café.
Timings: 12pm-12am

Ambiance: 9/10

Food:10/10

Recommended dishes:

  • Grilled chicken sandwich
  • Chocolate milkshake
  • Umer’s cheesecake milkshake
  • Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Caramel Pastry
  • Biscoff Pastry

3. Chaaye Khana

Chaaye Khana is located in F-6, F-11, and I-8, Islamabad. One of the most famous cafés for breakfast, Chaaye Khana is fully packed throughout the day. With a huge variety to choose from, you can now satisfy your cravings for desi as well as an American breakfast at Chaaye Khana.
Timings: 8am-12am

Ambiance: 7/10

Food: 8/10

Recommended dishes:

  • Cheese and Mushroom Omelet
  • Pancakes with maple sauce
  • Swiss Polo Chicken
  • Lemon Fizz
  • Chocolate Molten cake

4. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Coffee bean and tea leaf is located in F-6 as well as F-11, Islamabad. Serving the best coffee in town, CBTL has been satisfying its customers for several years now. Apart from coffee, it also offers a selection of sandwiches and cakes.
Timings: 8am-1am

Ambiance: 8/10

Food: 8/10

Recommended dishes:

  • Chicken and Mushroom Pasta
  • Iced Tea
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Belgian Cake

5. Café Aylanto

Café Aylanto is located in F-7, Islamabad. Famous for its exterior and contemporary dishes, it’s one of the most expensive cafés in the city. The café is specifically famous for its desserts and chicken entrées. It’s perfect if you want to have a great fine-dining experience. Big trees in the pathway cut the view of all other restaurants giving a very nice, cozy vibe for the evening.
Timings: 12pm-12am

Ambiance: 10/10

Food: 8/10

Recommended dishes:

  • Cream of Mushroom and Chicken Soup
  • French Onion Soup
  • Mozzarella and Avocado Salad
  • All breakfast classics
  • Classic Lasagna
  • Smash Burger

6. Street 1 Café

Another modernistic café that is famous among Islamabadis is Street 1 Café. Located in F-6 Islamabad, it has a huge variety of desserts, chicken and beef entrées, and desi dishes. Although it’s a bit expensive than other cafés, it’s worth visiting every once in a while.
Timings: 12pm-12am

Ambiance: 8/10

Food: 9/10

Recommended dishes:

  • Beef Onion Steak
  • Chocolate Pancakes
  • Roasted Tomato Soup
  • Stuffed Chicken strips
  • Chicken Mushroom Cannelloni

7. Crema

Located in the food hub of Islamabad, Crema is one of the best cafés in Islamabad. Polite staff, minimalistic décor, and amazing food, Crema surely knows how to make your day better. Crema serves great coffee along with excellent sandwiches, soups, and chicken entrées. You will be missing out if you don’t try their famous macaroons. Crema also lets you customize your order to your liking. Milkshakes are also quite good and reasonable.
Timings: 8am-12am

Ambiance: 9/10

Food: 9/10

Recommended dishes:

  • Breakfast/Brunch Platter
  • Lotus Cheesecake
  • Chicken Parmesan Pasta
  • Blueberry banana smoothie

8. English Tea House

English tea house started as a small bakery in 2010 and later converted into a fine-dine restaurant. With an unmatched dining experience, it has won the heart of Islamabadis over the past 11 years. Located in F-7 Markaz, it’s a perfect spot to enjoy tea and coffee with your friends and family. With various English and local sweet and savory treats, you can now make your day 2x better by having delicious food. With a lot of options for lunch, breakfast, tea, and dinner, you can also enjoy freshly brewed coffee and tea. They also serve a buffet. If there’s one thing ETH should improve, it has got to be their serving size.

Timings: 8am-12am

Ambiance: 9/10

Food: 8/10

Recommended dishes:

  • Blueberry pancakes
  • Chocolate Banana waffle
  • Spanish Omelet
  • Stuffed Chicken Cheese Breast
  • Hershey’s Hot Chocolate
  • Caramel Latte

9. Mocca

Mocca is one of the best coffee places in Islamabad. For those who want to spend their weekend having great coffee, Mocca is the place. Minimalistic décor, quality food, and amazing drinks followed by great ambiance and courteous staff, Mocca is one of a kind. If you are looking for a place with great breakfast, go visit Mocca.
Timings: 8am-12am

Ambiance: 8/10

Food: 9/10

Recommended dishes:

  • The Mocca Brunch
  • Waffle with the works
  • Mocca grilled chicken

10. Sage Café

Previously known as Roasters, it opened in Islamabad in 2010. If there’s a café that has maintained its quality and quantity in the past 11 years, it has got to be Roasters. As soon as you enter the café, you can hear the sizzling of steaks and the aroma of coffee. And it keeps getting better. With its parmesan, it has won the hearts of many and has become one of the most amazing restaurants in Islamabad.
Timings: 12pm-1am

Ambiance: 7/10

Food: 10/10

Recommended dishes:

  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Onion rings and fries
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup 
  • Parmesan Chicken Pasta
  • Mushroom Cheese Burger
  • Sage Special Salad
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