BYOB Restauraunt and Hookah Bar
Call ahead for large parties, dinner reservations and special requests.
Free wireless internet!
Owner, chef and coffee connoisseur Mohammed Elfar creates a European style oasis off South Street at the Alhambra Café. His travels around the world have supported his thorough understanding of the hospitality business, enabling him to turn each customer into family. Mohammed devoted fifteen years to the luxury hotel and airline business, brewing his vision of a unique coffee house dining experience. His travels in Egypt, Europe, Asia and Australia refined his taste, perfected his culinary skills, and introduced him to the art of hookah. Inspiration fell upon Mohammed in Spain; the good people, the good food and the good weather convinced him to open Alhambra Café in 2002. Not just another coffee shop, Mohammed uses only the finest ingredients to prepare his eclectic dishes, boasts the best Chai tea (from scratch) in Philadelphia and brews each cup of coffee to perfection. A place for friends to gather, Scrabble games to be played and hookahs to be shared, customers become regulars and regulars become family at the Alhambra Café.
This is a one-man operation, I think. He doesn't have sterile tips. He doesn't tell you what is in his recommendation. The shisha is like already in the...read more
This review is for the hookah. Mohammed doesn't do lots of fruity flavors - just his own tobacco mix - so if you are looking to do hookah just for the...read more
The star rating reflects the price and the experience. The experience was very good and the owner, Mohammed, is very friendly and social. I was told by my...read more
609 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19147
- Serves Food
- Outdoor Seating
Mon-Wed 11 am - 11 pm
Thu-Sat 11 am - 1 am