Exploring Middle East at Pankha Coffee Lounge
By My Tran in HCMC
If you are coffee enthusiast who loves to explore cafes of various styles and decor, Pankha Cafe Lounge is one you should not miss.
|A guest takes a look at the menu at Pankha Coffee Lounge in District 3 - Photo: My Tran|
Tucked into the small Pham Dinh Toai Street in District 3, the cafe arouses passers-by’s curiosity due to its white silk curtains which promise to hide an air of mystery. Not boasting the charm of luxury, modern or high-end facilities, the cafe looks charming with its paintings and symbols presenting Arabic culture.
The white walls and ceiling are striking with Egyptian styles together with thousands of ancient symbols and characters of ancient Arabic people.
The cafe also puts a strong impression on guests with long, white curtains scattered around the space, allowing guests private corners. The lighting system is another highlight, making it look more mysterious and cozy.
Apart from normal drinks like other cafes such as fruit juices, smoothies, coffee, tea, mocktails and cocktails, Pankha especially attracts a lot of young people to enjoy its shisha, an Arabic tobacco which is popular in Singapore, Europe, Hong Kong and HCMC.
It is classified as a non-addictive tobacco as it does not contain nicotine, just honey, some roots mixed with fruit flavors such as orange, grape fruits, rose, strawberry, herb, apple, chocolate or cinnamon to meet different tastes of guests.
The cafe also serves a wide range of Vietnamese, Asian and Western food.
Moreover, on weekend evenings, guests will be entertained with belly dance shows. If you have not enjoyed a live belly dance with sexy dancers or tried shisha from glass pipes, make a note on your calendar to visit Pankha Coffee Lounge.
The cafe is located at 9B, Pham Dinh Toai Street in District 3.