Monday, 14 May 2012

Bread and Love-Pane n Amore

Pane and Amore, Italian term for Bread and love, truly got the smell and feel of all the freshness and sweetness of bakery products as I entered this European style fairly new café located in Shahbaz Commercial, DHA Karachi.

The very artistic ambience of this little café is very cute; serves colourful mouth-watering cup cakes, brownies, Italian sandwiches, gourmet burgers and a range of Arabic starters, rounded with coffee, tea and cool drinks. The menu is continually changing here, with new items showing up regularly. The sandwiches are made with freshest and crunchiest of breads filled with chicken, salmon, and beef preparations with great garnishes and home grown lettuce. I specifically liked the open smoked salmon and cheese sandwich served with chunky fries. I am not a big fan of cupcakes, however it took me a bite into this chocolate hazelnut cupcake, heaven in a chocolaty cup to fall in love with these. It was a super yummy moist cake smothered with delectable hazelnut flavored dark chocolate over it. Truly a divine treat!!!! 

The bright white, ash white and pastel shades of the walls and furniture are soothing to the eyes giving a spacious neat look to the café’. The walls and pillars display classy artwork, framed photographs, little souvenirs from family, friends and customers of the owners. The coasters and table-mats are artwork of Farah Mehboob, a family friend to the owners. One can get the feel of sitting in a mini art gallery, relaxing with a coffee or a cool unique drink over a sandwich or cupcake.

A tiny family establishment run by Suhaila Tubeh and her brother Mohammad and their friend Wali Ahmad; a bunch of very enthusiastic, sweet and eager young people; a great example of youth entrepreneurship.  


Still in her early teens, Suhaila started catering out of her home kitchen, which got very popular. Mohammad, then a student in London made a Facebook page for her products and services, resulting in her desserts and cakes becoming a true hit with her patrons. She felt the need to move to a bigger kitchen and support staff, to keep up the non-ending orders. The same year she went to Italy and Turkey for a holiday and returned back all inspired by the European style cafés serving light meals and great environment to unwind for their customers. Her brother who just returned joined her and together they realized their dream and accomplished pane n amore with the support of their friends and family. The newborn eatery is evolving and will continue to surprise its customers with a lot 


 Blog write up: Farah Kamal
Photography: Farah Kamal
Published in Express Tribune

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