One butterbeer coming up! Hogwarts Cafe in Islamabad is a Potterhead's dream-come-true

For a taste of all things Potter, head not to Diagon Alley, but to Hogwarts Cafe in Islamabad, Pakistan

Reema Mukherjee August 18, 2016 13:13:47 IST
One butterbeer coming up! Hogwarts Cafe in Islamabad is a Potterhead's dream-come-true

How would you like a Goblet of Fire Lemonade? Or a Godric's Hollowed Burger?

Well, you could sample both of those (and more such delicious Potther-themed goodies) not in Diagon Aley, but in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Hassan, Ouj and Emad came up with the idea of encashing their best memory from childhood and set up the Hogwarts Cafe — a Harry-Potter themed restaurant — in Central Islamabad.

The founders of the cafe wanted to visit a place where they could enjoy good food while the kids indulged in the world of Harry Potter like they did. "We wanted to make the next Potterhead’s dreams come true," said one of the owners, on being asked about his idea behind setting up this cafe.

The cafe is beautifully decorated with Harry Potter merchandise.

One butterbeer coming up Hogwarts Cafe in Islamabad is a Potterheads dreamcometrue

The owners said that they created most of their own Harry Potter merchandise, due to lack of interest in Pakistan. From the Nimbus 2000s, to the robes and wizard hats, they have created everything from scratch. And they've done a spell-bindingly good job of it too!

Don't we absolutely love these magical books?

One butterbeer coming up Hogwarts Cafe in Islamabad is a Potterheads dreamcometrue

This takes us back to our very own Hermoine's potion making skills!

One butterbeer coming up Hogwarts Cafe in Islamabad is a Potterheads dreamcometrue

Keeping in mind the needs of Potterheads, this cafe also has a the right kind of menu for all muggles, witches and wizards.

One butterbeer coming up Hogwarts Cafe in Islamabad is a Potterheads dreamcometrue

Within a week of their launch, the owners have received an overwhelming response. Initially, the founders mentioned that they went for a soft launch, however, soon after they were in the middle of a kind of response that "they were not ready for at all"

One butterbeer coming up Hogwarts Cafe in Islamabad is a Potterheads dreamcometrue

Hassan and Haider have gone beyond memorabilia to create recipes that will find favour with Potterheads. Their specialties include Butterbeer, which is their original recipe and has turned to be one of their best-sellers. We'd love a swig of that!

One butterbeer coming up Hogwarts Cafe in Islamabad is a Potterheads dreamcometrue

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