Mocca has become one of the go to places in Islamabad if you want a quality meal that is unlike any other taste in town.
Me and my friend seem to always end up at Smoking Joes for late night meetings so decided to change it up and visit Juicy Gossip, a place I see often but don't dine at too much.
So its been a while since we have dined at this place. Since many other places in town have opened and there are many options closer to where I live, this is not a place we frequent often.
Unlike many new restaurants in Islamabad, The Warehouse was not opened by a fancy PR firm with models and socialites, there was no massive advertising campaign or an active well utilized Facebook page. So how has such a small cafe with a very limited menu become such a hit? The answer would be purely through high quality and word of mouth.
As anyone in Islamabad knows, the place to have breakfast is Chaaye Khana. Unfortunately, this popularity means getting a seat on a Sunday morning can take a long time! There is a relatively new restaurant next door that had a big banner saying that it also now serves breakfast, so instead of waiting half an hour, me and my friend decided to go and check it out.
One always tries to be safe when ordering for the first time at a previously unvisited establishment. We decided to go with a mushroom and cheese omelette along with a side of hash browns and baked beans, and a paratha. There were only 3-4 other tables occupied and the food took about 22 minutes before we were served.
Verdict: The eggs were pretty good, but the hash brown was the winner here. Whereas the next door establishment serves a mushy thing, Casa Rouge was excellent. Paratha was also good! Full breakfast per person came out to about PKR 460/ which is the standard breakfast price in town.