Pakistan Has a New Harry Potter-Themed Cafe

Kirstin Fawcett
Hogwarts Café
Hogwarts Café / Hogwarts Café

Harry Potter fans can now get a taste of Hogwarts in Islamabad, Pakistan. There, The Telegraph reports, three J.K. Rowling fans—a group of childhood friends named Hassan Khan, Ouj e Zahoor, and Emad ur Rahman—have opened a new Potter-inspired eatery called The Hogwarts Café.

“Basically we wanted to make the next Potterhead’s dreams come true,” Khan wrote in a statement quoted by The Huffington Post. “Our childhood has been spent daydreaming about Hogwarts,” he said. “Turning 11 was a milestone for us while we sat in a corner of our homes with the hope that an owl would tap on our windows with a letter any time; but it never happened.” 

The café is filled with “floating” candles that dangle from the ceiling on invisible strings, along with broomsticks, framed images from the Harry Potter movies, and quotes from the novels. Muggles can order wizard-inspired foods, like the “Dragonfire burger” and the “Hungarian Horntail steak,” sip "Fire Whiskey" and butterbeer, and purchase merchandise like wands, robes, and wizard hats.

The U.S. Department of State currently advises against non-essential travel to Pakistan, but you can take a video tour of the café below, or visit their Facebook page for more information.

[h/t The Telegraph]

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