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They Know How to Play: A Review of ESPRESSO

ESPRESSO is an enchanting café that will sweep you away with its playful creations. Each drink is a work of art. If you’re looking for an escape from the mundane, head over to ESPRESSO – you won’t regret it!

Updated Jul 03, 2023

Editor’s Rating


What we don’t like

  • Expensive drinks

My friends and I, bellies full from a satisfying lunch on Tipu Sultan Road, craved a serene café to unwind and reconnect. With a glint in our eyes, we stepped through ESPRESSO’s doors, unaware of the enchantment that awaited us. Our initial plan was a short visit, a mere half-hour interlude to share stories and sip on a comforting beverage. 

Yet, as we settled in, time began to lose its grip, slipping through our fingers unnoticed. Like curious children in a candy store, we found ourselves irresistibly drawn to the menu. With each order, the anticipation grew, fueled by a playful sense of adventure and a desire to discover the artistry hidden within each cup.

If you’re curious to know exactly what we discovered, well, continue reading!

So, what’s on the Menu?

  1. Tea
  2. Coffee
  3. Mocktails/Cocktails
  4. Shakes
  5. Iced/Cold Coffee
  6. Hot Chocolate

Taste: Rise & Shine, People

1. Coffee

White Cinnamon Mocha: This delightful concoction blends the richness of white chocolate with a hint of cinnamon. With each sip, a velvety wave of mocha dances on your tongue, while the subtle warmth of cinnamon adds a playful twist. It’s a heavenly marriage of sweetness and spice that will leave you craving another sip and then another until you’re completely bewitched by its irresistible charm.

PKR 545

2. Mocktails/Cocktails

Pina Colada: Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with this tantalizing escape in a glass. Close your eyes and imagine the gentle sway of palm trees and the soft caress of a warm ocean breeze. Sip by sip, you’ll be whisked away to sandy beaches and turquoise waters as the creamy coconut and sweet pineapple flavors intertwine in perfect harmony. It’s a vacation for your taste buds, leaving you with a sun-kissed smile and a longing for more.

PKR 595

3. Shakes

Caramel Nutty Passion Shake: Prepare to be swept off your feet by this ambrosial creation. Picture the luscious embrace of velvety caramel mingling with a nutty flavor. With each sip, passion fruit bursts forth, infusing the concoction with a tangy sweetness that dances on your palate. It’s a delectable blend that will awaken your senses, leaving you with a fervent desire for one more sip of this divine shake.

PKR 695

4. Smoothies

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie: Ah, the classic combination of strawberries and bananas, a match made in fruity heaven. This smoothie is a refreshing embrace of summer, with ripe strawberries lending their vibrant sweetness to the creamy smoothness of bananas. It’s like taking a sip of sunshine, with every mouthful bursting with the juiciness of the season.

PKR 695

My Favorites

Choco Peanut Butter Latte
Surrender to the irresistible allure of chocolate and peanut butter. This velvety latte is a luscious blend of rich cocoa and creamy peanut butter, delivering a taste that is both comforting and indulgent. With each sip, the flavors intertwine in a mesmerizing dance, caressing your palate with sweetness.

Price: PKR 545

Strawberry Slush
Quench your thirst with this vibrant, icy delight. Imagine the burst of juicy strawberries, their sweetness mingling with a refreshing chill. With every sip, your taste buds are awakened by the invigorating playfulness of this fruity slush. Its zing leaves you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready for whatever adventures lie ahead.

Price: PKR 695

     5. Slush

Green Apple Slush: This invigorating slush combines the tartness of green apples with an icy embrace. Each sip is a tantalizing burst of zesty delight, awakening your senses and leaving you with a vibrant, tingling sensation. Its cool and exhilarating taste will transport you to an orchard of green apple bliss.

PKR 695

     6. Iced Tea

Iced Peach Tea: Indulge in the delicate sweetness of sun-ripened peaches with every sip of this chilled masterpiece. The fragrant aroma of freshly brewed tea mingles harmoniously with the juicy essence of peaches. And the briskness of the tea is balanced by the soft, velvety touch of peach. Allow the icy coolness to envelop your palate and savor the moment as the peachy symphony unfolds.

PKR 495

     7. Iced/Cold Coffee

Date Frappuccino: This frappuccino blends the natural sweetness of dates with a creamy richness that will leave you in a state of pure bliss. It exudes warmth and comfort, like a sweet hug for your palate, as the smooth texture and caramel-like flavor of dates transport you to a realm of pure delight.

PKR 545

     8. Lemonade

Electric Blue Lemonade: Electrify your taste buds with this stunningly vibrant creation. The tangy zest of lemonade takes on an enchanting twist as it dazzles in an electrifying blue hue. A burst of refreshing citrus dances on your palate, invigorating your senses and leaving you with a tingling sensation of pure exhilaration. This lemonade sparks joy and leaves you feeling alive and ready to conquer the world.

PKR 595

     9. Hot Chocolate

Honey Almond Hot Chocolate: Prepare to be cocooned in a comforting embrace of velvety warmth and delightful sweetness. This indulgent hot chocolate weaves together the richness of cocoa with the delicate touch of honey and the nutty allure of almonds. It wraps you in a cozy blanket of happiness, leaving you with a sigh of contentment and a craving for one more heavenly taste.

PKR 595

     10. Ice Cream Shakes

Oreo Gelato Shake: A sinful indulgence that will take you straight to dessert heaven. This velvety shake is a decadent blend of creamy gelato and the addictive crunch of Oreo cookies. As the smoothness of gelato merges with the irresistible charm of Oreo, you’re left with a satiated sweet tooth. Surrender to the irresistible allure of this heavenly concoction.

PKR 895

Price: A Workout for Wallets

Disclaimer: The prices quoted above are at the time of publishing. They are subject to change.

Let’s be honest, ESPRESSO came with a price tag that reached for the stars. We couldn’t help but notice that our wallets were in for a workout. The prices made it abundantly clear that ESPRESSO was not your everyday hangout spot. It was difficult that our bank accounts would survive the adventure. The cumulative bill started to climb, reaching astronomical heights with every order. Each delightful drink seemed to add an extra digit to the final tally, leaving us momentarily gasping in playful disbelief.

Service: Feels Like Home

From the moment the first sip touched our lips, we knew we had stumbled upon a place where passion and craftsmanship intertwine. The baristas at ESPRESSO possess an uncanny ability to transform anything into liquid poetry. But it wasn’t just their skills that made the service extraordinary – it was the way they made us feel. With their warm smiles and infectious enthusiasm, they created an atmosphere of camaraderie and joy. They made us feel like cherished guests, inviting us into their cocoa-infused world and ensuring that every moment was filled with delight.

Whether we had questions about the menu or simply wanted to chat, they were always there with a friendly ear and a genuine desire to make our experience unforgettable. Their knowledge of the beverages was remarkable, and they eagerly shared stories and recommendations, adding an extra layer of magic to our journey.

Hygiene: It’s Perfect

In a world where hygiene is paramount, ESPRESSO excelled on all fronts. It was a shining star, leaving us with no complaints whatsoever. The ambience was inviting and well-maintained, creating a cozy haven where we felt comfortable and at ease. The countertops gleamed, the utensils sparkled, and the baristas donned immaculate uniforms.

This cleanliness of the café extended to its drinks, which were pure freshness. The thought of any hygiene concerns never crossed our minds as we reveled in the delightful flavors without a single worry. ESPRESSO was an experience where cleanliness was not just an afterthought but an integral part of the overall excellence that permeated every aspect of our visit.

Accessibility: In a Jiffy

With three branches spread across Karachi, ESPRESSO conquered the city’s coffee cravings with panache. No matter where you roam, from the bustling Khayaban-e-Shahbaz to the vibrant Tipu Sultan Road and the ever-popular Dolmen City Mall. We were pleasantly surprised by their dedication to serving throughout the city. It was a refreshing change from the norm, where many cafés settle for a single location and call it a day. 

But they didn’t stop there. ESPRESSO’s delivery service was a game-changer, making it as easy as a phone call or a few clicks online to have our favorite beverages delivered straight to our doorstep. And for those in the mood for some FoodPanda magic, they had that too. Full points for their commitment to ensuring that coffee lovers anywhere could enjoy ESPRESSO’s creations at their convenience.

Final Verdict

As the afternoon sunlight streamed through the café windows, casting a golden glow upon our contented faces, we realized that our intended half-hour at ESPRESSO had transformed into an afternoon of pure delight. Yes, the café was that magical! So, if you find yourself yearning for an escape from the mundane, heed the call of ESPRESSO. Embrace the magic, surrender, and allow yourself to be enchanted by the artisans who know how to play.

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