Hyderabad has one thing in common with one of the most admired tourist cities in the world – Paris. Both cities have a legendary café culture that captivates visitors. Agreed, you won’t get fresh baguettes and crème brûlée in Hyderabadi cafés, but neither do the Parisian ones serve lip-smacking samosa and Irani chai. In both cities, however, they serve the same purpose – keep conversations going.
Cafés have always been a popular fixture on Hyderabad’s cultural scene. The pulse of the city throbs in these places with people discussing anything and everything. Many actions either begin here or in all probability are replayed in these places with contagious mirth and candour. Conversations range from movies and sports to places and politics.
Paradise Café on the ground floor of our Secunderabad food court captures the quintessential Hyderabadi café experience. Open from 5 AM every day, the café serves famous Irani chai,Lukmi and a wide assortment of local baked foods including the popular Osmania and Khara biscuits.You will see hordes of people waiting outside our doors at 5 am eager to get their hands on a cup of Irani chai and Lukmi.
There’s also a special breakfast we serve that our most frequent guests swear by. From 6.30 AM to 10 AM, we serve delicious Mutton Kheema (minced meat curry) and Roti for people who want to start their day with asli Hyderabadi khaana. All day through, the café buzzes with the excitement of crowds having a great time sipping chai with biscuits or samosa – two of the city’s most popular combos.
Drop by our café at Secunderabad to go back in time and experience the eternal charm of Hyderabad. See you there!
It all began here. The inspiring Paradise saga began in a small cafe in a place that was not called Paradise yet. In 1953, we began as an annex to the Paradise cinema hall. Very soon, the cafe became very popular for the special Irani chai, biscuits and samosas it served.
A few years passed and the Paradise cinema hall closed, but Paradise cafe went on to craft a wonderful success story. We became known for serving the best Biryani in town. In the words of Ali Hemmati, Chairman of the Paradise Foodcourts, “like how the Hyderabadi Biryani is cooked in many layers, our success and reputation grew level by level” until people started calling the whole neighbourhood as Paradise.
From the beginning, the focus was on creating an ambience that is suited to intimate gathering of friends and families – in line with the outgoing spirit of Hyderabadis. Now with dine-in restaurants in multiple formats like Persis Silver, Persis Gold and Persis Platinum, our guests can have a hearty meal in a place of their choice.
Owing to its historical legacy, people see this place as our flagship restaurant. In fact, many people prefer to skip a nearby Paradise restaurant to dine at our Secunderabad Foodcourt – for old times’ sake, they say. A seat at a great college, a dream job, their first marriage anniversary, they had so many celebrations here and would not miss a chance to take a trip down the memory lane.
Many celebrities and luminaries visit this restaurant and are avowed fans of our food. Today, thanks to the love of our esteemed guests, we have become a permanent fixture on the city’s culture. The Paradise cafe on the Ground Floor is still popular with many who enjoy ultimate combos like Chai and Samosa or Chai and Khara Biscuits.
Also located on the Ground Floor, the Paradise Bakery is a popular haunt for people planning to have a quick breakfast snack or two. With various pastries, baked foods, puffs, shahi faloodas, lassis and fruit juices, the place has something for everyone. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Paradise Food Court at Secunderabad is the best place to experience the exotic taste and affable spirit of Hyderabad.