There's a hint of the souk about this Clapham spot. Squint - easily done, given the low lighting - and you could almost be in Khan el-Khalili. Almost. The 'magic tent' is a bit of a talking point - they shipped it over from a bazaar in Cairo and filled it with comfy cushions, low-slung tables, Egyptian rugs and shisha pipes.
Cocktails play a lead role on the drinks list, with dark 'n' stormys alongside rum and gingers, vodka and hibiscus and a tequilito - a Mexican mojito made with lime, agave, tequila arette blanco, mint, bitters and a twist of orange. There's a few craft beers, plus wines, prosecco and sipping shots. They even sell mead.
The food menu is short, with baklawa, Turkish delight and chocolates alongside a selection of nuts. You can, though, order from Red Spice curry house over the road - they'll deliver it and have it served with plates and cutlery. Just like the real thing.
Ours is a beautiful café/bar/club; a hub of warmth, colour, comfort and entertainment, a myriad of small intimate spaces for rest, work or play. We are looking to build a community hub - a place for conversation, eclectic live music, talks, films, events and parties!
The grand tour
Walking through the front door you will discover an elaborate café with exquisite sweets, puddings, hot cocktails, fresh teas, sit up tables, make-your-own-toast and free wi-fi.
Wandering down the corridor, find the travellers' lounge with books, chess, backgammon and a cosy fire.
Wandering further in; tucked away at the end is the tranquil yet colourful shisha garden.
The presence of our unique tent, made specially in the bazaars of Cairo, provides a haven for anyone seeking sanctuary. Expect big, comfy cushions, blankets and low tables with our little shisha bar. Once a week it transforms into a free cinema!