by Brian W.
I'm really glad this place exists, because it flies in the face of the omnipresent suburban SUV-driving crowd that frequents GloSo. It's around $9 for a hookah with any of a large assortment of tobaccos - I'm no expert on this scene, but that seems like a pretty good deal for a few hours of entertainment. It's pretty bright inside, and really feels like a cafe rather than a bar. They have a menu with the standard assortment of coffee and espresso drinks, a pretty wide variety of Middle-Eastern pastries, and a few "real food" options like meat-pies and hummus. I guess the food is ok if you've been hookah-ing for a few hours and have a case of the munchies... otherwise, it's not really worth it. The meat pies are meaty, but kind of limp. Stick to baklava (good and cheap) and tea.One thing most Americans might find really annoying is that the televisions are always blaring Arabic pop-music videos... but this certainly adds to the down-to-earth authentic vibe of the place.