Popular Pakistani restaurant opens first Canadian location in Mississauga


Published December 29, 2022 at 2:19 pm

A popular restaurant frequented by diners in Lahore, Pakistan, has made its way to Mississauga.

Open Mic Café & Cuisine, a restaurant founded by Pakistani writer and “infotainment” pioneer Aftab Iqbal, opened its doors earlier this month in the city’s east end. 

“The renowned anchor Aftab Iqbal started all this with only one principle, establishing quality food outlets that will be true representatives of culture, taste, and hygienic cuisines,” the brand’s website reads. 

“From the best junk food to the taste of slushes and shakes Open Mic Café is filling all the new horizons of taste in Lahore.” 

The resto, whose grand opening celebration featured an appearance by Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, offers both sit-down dining and catering services. 

As far as food goes, the menu features a range of appetizers, salads, manakeesh (Middle Eastern flatbread), shawarmas and more. Some dishes on offer include fish pakoras, masala fries, vegetable spring rolls, falafel, hummus, beef kababs, boneless chicken tikka, Peshawari lamb chops, chicken biriyani, Lahori goat karahi, palak paneer and more.

The restaurant also boasts a children’s menu and offers sweets, including milkshakes, lassis, faloodas, gulab jamun, cheesecake and more. 

The restaurant, located on Dundas St. E., celebrated its grand opening on Dec. 28. 

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