Drop By This Cosy Cafe For The Crispiest Pizza, Baking Workshops & A Chill Time

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What Makes It Awesome

Most of you must have visited or perhaps, have heard of the Old Town Cafe in Shahpur Jat. Over a year ago, they shut down their Shahpur outlet and relocated to a much larger and greener space in Asiad Village's Community Centre. 

We dropped by this cafe at its new spot on a sleepy Saturday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised to find that it was not as crowded as you'd expect cafes to be on a Saturday. Old Town in Asiad Village is a sunshine-filled, neighborhood cafe that's painted in a lovely mint green shade, has faux green decor, and overlooks a playground. 

It is a space where retired aunties meet often for a chill game of Rummy, where little ones come for their baking classes (even adults for that matter!), and it's a great place for when you want to catch up with your friends over a cup of coffee (but minus the crowds).

On its menu, Old Town Cafe has sandwiches, quiches, pastas, a few breakfast options and a bunch of sweet treats including homemade ice creams, cakes, and waffles. We opted for their Mushroom & Chicken Spaghetti and the Sun-Dried Tomato, Chicken and Feta Pizza. Loaded with chicken and mushroom chunks, their cheesy spaghetti is something we'd love to eat multiple bowls of. It's also very filling, unlike the pizza, which was super light and crisp. The creamy feta on the pizza actually binds all the flavours together perfectly well. 

We also tried the Red Velvet Waffles here which tasted great, but weren't as crispy as we'd like them to be. 

What Could Be Better

We ordered the Peanut Butter Shake and a vanilla shake at Old Town Cafe, both of which we felt, were a bit water-y and diluted. 

Also, since it's a very homely, neighbourhood cafe where they don't have a lot of people running the show, be prepared to wait for your food. The food however, will be worth the wait. 

Pro Tip

Old Town Cafe also hosts baking classes and cooking workshops at least four times a week. At these classes, you can learn how to bake pies with the perfect crust, learn about all things keto, make comforting soups and the freshest of salads, among many other things. To book a spot at one of these workshops, say Hi to them on Instagram (@old_towncafe) or ping them on Facebook.

This cafe's owner, Chef Gulzi, also hosts fun baking birthday parties for kids (& adults), and is more than happy to offer her space for cool pop-ups and events too.