One of the best-known and much appreciated sheesha and hookah zones in town is the 1 Café and Bar at Saket. Known for the varied range of hookahs on offer, the place is frequented by youngsters and oldies alike.
The brainchild of entrepreneurs Akshay Anand, Sachin and Ashish Girdhar along with Priyank Sukhija, this cafe bar has been in operation from two years now. Designed in vibrant hues of pink, lilac and other vivacious colour combinations, the place is a 46-seater café, and is home to an all day menu, breakfasts, sandwiches, shakes and soups. Ceiling lampshade hangings coupled with comfy lounges lends a relaxed atmosphere and coupled with upbeat music has the guests coming in here to enjoy customised cooking and drinks which are prepared at the centralised live kitchen counter.
One of the first sheesha lounges in the city, the café has a range of sheesha delicacies like peach, mint, paan rasna and more on offer. The place has an extensive drink menu as well. Recommended cocktails include their signature creations like the ‘Pink Slipper’ a Bacardi-based drink with orange topped with sparkling wine; and the liquor cocktail preparation, ‘Toblerane’. The range of rum cocktails and virgin daiquiris are also the highlight of the place. The food menu sees a lot of European and world cuisine influences. Some of the dishes that are well known here are the grilled chicken with hummus and pita, the Shish Taouk, thin crust pizzas, grilled fish, fried prawns and squids among others.
Weekends are jam packed here with DJ Vkey manning the console with a line-up of contemporary house and electronic hits. They even have Karaoke Nights on Fridays, so you can croon to your favourite numbers as you unwind over the weekend with a Kingfisher pint or two.