Conception

Born out a mutual love for music, Shisha Café as an idea was conceived on the doorstep of a hole-in-the-wall pizza parlour in Koregaon Park. While Mehdi always had the dream of starting a mountainside Iranian café here in Pune, the idea of combining that with a Jazz venue and a coffee shop appealed to Prithvi as well.

This idea came into fruition when they were offered a dusty terrace in the sylvan green surroundings of ABC farms in December 2002, by Mr. Sohrab Chinoy. Within six weeks, they had a Jazz Café going. The restaurant started with a great party on the night of 19th January 2003.

Prithvi and Mehdi have both had many years experience in running and managing restaurants. Mehdi comes from one of Pune’s most successful old Iranian restaurants – Sunrise Café in Deccan Gymkhana. Prithvi started Pune’s first hookah restaurant Basho in Mundhwa, a stone’s throw away. The success of Shisha Café is entirely due to the efforts of these two.

Over the years, Shisha Cafe has become a name synonymous with quality food, amazing music and awesome ambience – perfect to visit with friends and where you can chill out completely!