Hi-teas are becoming increasingly popular in the region. The time slot is one of the biggest reasons for this. Most individuals and families spend their evenings together at a suitable location to share light meals and great conversation. Hi-tea places are especially common with young people who love going out and socializing with their peers. Whether you love artisanal teas or are a fan of freshly-brewed coffee, hi-tea is the perfect option for those who want to enjoy some hors d’oeuvres while catching up with their friends.
If you’re one of them and live in Karachi, don’t worry. We’ve curated a list of the best hi-tea in Karachi.
1. The Patio
Nothing beats the taste and presentation of the seasonal hi-tea at The Patio. Located in a quiet lane in the upscale neighbourhood of Clifton, this eatery has quickly become one of the prime places to enjoy a fancy meal at rather affordable rates. The quick service, extremely cooperative staff and impressive decor also make for the perfect ambience.
The hi-tea menu a The Patio includes a variety of salads, pasta, hors d’oeuvres, sandwiches, pizza, spring rolls, quiche, pies, tarts, cakes, and much more. The hot menu is served at the table, ensuring your food reaches you fresh out of the oven. The restaurant also regularly adds seasonal delicacies to its hi-tea menu, such as a delicious mango tart during the summer months. You can also order coffee or tea, whichever you prefer, to complement your meal.
The hi-tea at Patio is only available on Thursday and Saturday. If you are planning to check it out, don’t forget to make a reservation beforehand.
Price: PKR 1300+tax
Location: Clifton Block 4
Timings: Thursday and Saturday, 4:00PM to 7:00PM
2. Lal Qila Karachi
When it comes to buffet restaurants in Karachi, Lal Qila takes the cake. With an exterior reminding one of the royal palaces built by Mughal kings, this multi-cuisine eatery in Karachi is ideal for hosting parties and small events, as they have indoor and outdoor seating areas. The hi-tea menu at the restaurant includes soup of the day, different salads and sauces, barbecue items, quiche, Alfredo pasta, Singaporean rice, sandwiches, samosas, bun kababs, pizza, fried wings, and much more. For those who love seafood, the menu also features zinger fried prawn and tandoor fried fish, which taste amazing with their tartar sauce.
Price: Adults PKR 1250, Children PKR 620
Location: Shahr e Faisal
Timings: 4:30PM to 6:30PM
3. Rosati Bistro
Karachi’s most widely-recommended hi-tea restaurant, Rosati Bistro on Shahra-e-Faisal, has always been a popular hangout spot for people of all ages. Offering a blend of casual and fine dining, this modern cafe in the city’s heart provides a cosy ambience and an unforgettable experience. The eatery also has a beautiful outdoor seating area, which is considered one of its main highlights.
Price: Adults PKR 1099+Tax, Children (4 to 7 years old) PKR 950
Timings: 4:00PM to 7:00PM
Al-Bustan, located inside Movenpick, one of Karachi’s premier hotels, is well-known for its delectable hi-tea menu. It is a great venue for a get-together with friends or even a small business meeting in the open air, thanks to its lavish décor and attentive service. This outdoor cafe’s hi-tea menu features a variety of finger foods and nighttime munchies. A wide-ranging dessert bar is also available on the Marriott hi-tea menu, ideal for those with a sweet taste.
Price: PKR 1200+Tax
Location: Civil lines, Club road
Timings: 4PM – 6PM
N’eco’s is a one-of-a-kind natural food store and cafe in Karachi. A pioneer in this niche, it has garnered a regular and loyal following over the years. Their hi-tea offers a mix of desi and continental food along with delectable desserts at affordable rates. The relaxed yet classy ambience makes this cafe a well-loved spot for a delicious hi-tea.
Price: PKR 1000
Location: Bukhari Commercial, Shaheed-e-Millat
Timings: 4:00PM– 7:00PM
6. Clock Tower
The newly-launched eatery on the coast of Karachi’s sea is one of the customers’ most sought locations. The giant menu, which offers a variety of dishes, is loved by many. The Instagram-worthy views of the ocean and the scenic views at sunset make it the perfect option for your next Iftar dinner plan. The deal is also pocket-friendly paired with amazing service.
Price: PKR 1,149 including tax
Location: Defence sea-view
Make your evenings fun with scenic views of the oceans and indulge in a variety of food. Kababjees offers budget-friendly options for all the high-tea fans with a variety of food options on their menu.
Price: Adults PKR 999, Children PKR 799
Time: 4:30PM – 6:30PM
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