This place is wonderful! Don t listen to the negative reviews, check it out for yourself! It may be small and a little out dated, but you shouldn t judge a book by its cover, right? The owners are great, very friendly and funny guys. I go here almost every weekend with all my friends and I don t ever suggest any other hookah lounge in the area. This is by far the best, with its authentic foods and drinks, great atmosphere, great service, and great prices! You can t beat it! =]
Wow i cant't believe all the negative reviews. I go here almost every night and mainly because the owner is very friendly and takes care of me and my friends. They have the best hookah in orlando, I've been to many other hookah lounges and none compare. They also have authentic arabic sweets and tea. The moroccan tea is amazing. I agree with it being loud hut being nasty, i disagree with. Try the place out yourself before you go off other people's reviews.
It wont let me change my stars, it should say five stars!!!!!
After reading the racist insane rambling 'review' posted below I will not be returning to this place. I don't care what part of the world your from. Hamster made some good points and I didnt think it was overly offensive. Laith crossed the line. 'Outsiders' are not welcomed there because were not from the same side of the world or because were not friends with the owner. My dirty money isnt welcomed. I could look past the flaws this place has to have a good time with my friends a few times a month. But its obvious my patronage isnt welcomed or appreciated. Thanks for showing what this place is all about. I have found a new place to go to where all walks of life are welcomed.
i appreciate your unbased view of the place and the customers of the cafe. First, you would not have noticed the flag if you did not walk in thinking it was a Jewish establishment. That tells me that you are as racist as they come. Your sarcasism was well noticed. i might agree with few of your comments. The place is busy, because people enjoy the companionship of the owner and the crowd, so the place was not looking for some one like you. As far as the place being loud that i agree with, thus almost all of the people who are in attendence are of Palastinian origin who lost most of their hearing because of heavy Israeli shelling and Bombing. Another, i travlled through out the world and i have been to places owned by Israeli people. I saw alot of personel effects and national effects, however, i did not see any Arab or Palastinian flags or cultural effects. Rather, i saw alot of stolen arab heritage being claimed as Jewish owned, so, not only they stole the land but rather they stole the history and culture. Out of respect for other Jewish friends i do not want to go any Farther that you do not even worth it . I believe that night after you left and went into Walmart they had to disinfect Walmart and Orlando, Because the city does not want people like you.
WOW.. Despite the reviews here I still wanted to check this place out while on holiday in Orlando. So on Friday I went to Petra Cafe after dinnertime. My 1st impression was that it was in the perfect location; a nice distant from Disney and residential areas. I sat down at a table with mixed matched chairs (not a big deal), tissues and a half deformed ashtray. I chuckled to myself at the Middle Eastern variety of artifacts on the wall, mainly the 'velvet Tut', flags lining the wall, and Palestinian memorabilia. What was most noticeable? The obvious lack of the Israeli flag from the impressive flag collection. After scanning most of the junk on the walls, and trust me, there is a lot, I must of been sitting there for minutes. Finally, a heavy set man came up to me and asked me if I knew what I wanted. What kinda beer you have? None. Uh, ok.. This is an adult establishment, correct? Oh well. I ordered a double apple after it being proclaimed the most popular flavour. It took a while to come out to me, enough for me to hop on my iPhone and shoot off a few emails. No worries, it seemed pretty busy. Someone else simply dropped my hookah off to me and sat it on the table. Thanks? I guess. I'm gonna assume the guy didn't realize some people do know hookah etiquette, although they may not appear to. After sitting it in it's rightful place myself; on the floor, I noticed there was a small cockroach under my table. I'm a man's man, I can handle it. But regardless, it does make me wonder whether or not bug guts is floating around in the stem. The thought would even make the Governator queasy. The hookah itself appeared alright, a beautiful large vase and an impressive hose with a great handle on it. Sadly, the shisha tasted almost burnt to begin with and after 2 coals it started to taste like burnt cockroaches. Sadly, I'm not kidding. The clientele was strictly Middle Eastern men yelling at card games and young kids who must of had to take double the recommended dosage of their antihistamine to stand the smoke and funk of the place. I paid the $10 for my hookah and left. Only to go to Wal-Mart across the street and buy some Lysol to spray all over myself, my clothes, and my phone. If you enjoy not having an adult beverage, sneezing, waiting for a bomb to explode amid shouts and teenagers talking about 3rd period, THIS is a place for you.
I loooove that place, its has the best hookah with the cheapest prices, i have tried the real mediterranean sweets and they were really delicious .
Dont forget to try the real pineapple hookaaaaaaaaaa its really awesome.