Happy new years all, after a 2 month hiatus, i thought id add some amazing value and tell you about my adventures. Firstly, and most probably one of the best cafe’s i visited was Arabica lounge. This place has been around for years and is the cornerstone for shisha cafe’s all around Melbourne. Just down the road form its ‘brother’ cafe (cafe coco), it caters towards the younger market and is definetly female friendly. In fact, the person running the cafe is one of the most lovable females you will ever meet. It’s really rare to meet someone this enthusiastic about life and shisha!
As you walk in, you can tell this place is authentic, none of this cheesy, glitzy new age shisha bar stuff, just low to the ground couches and an electic yet old school shisha den feel, almost like Paymon’s in Vegas… And regardless of what nationality you are, feel free to hop over to the sound system and play your own music. The staff there thoroughly enjoyed the H-dhami and the Honey singh songs we played while we were there.
A regular head is $20 and a fruit head is $30 – BOTH are great. The shisha is nothing short of amazing, this has overtaken some of the shsiha that you used to get at arabesque (which is down gone downhill IMHO).
Just check out the pictures, they say it all!
Verdict: You havent had a good shisha till you compare it to Arabica…..