Situated in the heart of Defense, Lahore is a picturesque little cafe, Amavi. The restaurant’s owner Maira Ahmed is a veteran in the food industry, having consulted for other restaurants like Gaia and Burning Giraffe. Before taking the leap and opening up her own little space, Maira was also the co-founder of Pink Pistachio, however later on she parted ways and started her own brand. Maira has also crafted bread buns for The Burning Giraffe, Urban Kitchen and Bibi’s Pink. In a conversation with Maira she mentioned that, ” I love experimenting with food. In fact I love using various ingredients which people are unsure of especially in a place like Lahore with set tastebuds. I pride myself on using it in a way that people will love, and using high quality ingredients and not cheaper alternatives.”
Maira has semi-trained herself professionally in the department with courses from Scafa and places like bread Ahead in London.
When we went there a couple of days back, the place was buzzing with people in their cars. One can barely find parking space considering how much Lahori’s love the place. Whether it’s their main courses such as the Linguini, turkey club sandwich, pesto pizza and other great stuff such as the buttermilk fried chicken burger, or even desserts like their newly released Affogato and their dark chocolate soft serve, everything is crafted to perfection.
The people of Lahore have a lot to say about their new favourite place. Therefore without further ado, here’s what the people on Twitter have to say about Amavi:
This guy is clearly in love with the chocolate tart at Amavi, and we second him for that. A dessert that one dreams to have on their cheat day.
If you're in lahore, best in my opinion is amavi chocolate tart
— Khawaja Jawad (@jawad_khawaja1) March 6, 2020
Could the presentation get any better than this? We don’t think so. This is gorgeous indeed.
— Alice In Eatland (@aliceineatland) November 30, 2019
A tweet that should be engraved in every single fact book of Lahore. Absolutely spot on.
Half of Lahore is in Nathia right now while the other half is having ice cream at Amavi
— Ralph (@SastaBaronCohen) July 16, 2020
Ma’am, your answer is that the people of Lahore love the food at Amavi.
Why everyone in Lahore is rushing to Amavi and Murree?😡
— R🦋 (@r3gsge38) July 19, 2020
Their newly released Affogato and the dark chocolate soft serve is the best we’ve had. Convince your family and head over.
What’s the scene Lahori’s?
Yeh saare Amavi aise ja rahe hain jaise muft ki ice cream mil rahi hai. Kya scene hai bhai?
— Ralph (@SastaBaronCohen) July 10, 2020
When your fiancé is in Swat living his Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani travel goals, but you want ice cream instead.
Weather is so great… could really go for some icecream outside Amavi rn…but my fiance decided to go to Swat instead 🙂
— MT (@Maneha7) July 12, 2020
The Amavi craze is not only restricted to Lahore.
@CareemPAK can the careem bike guy bring me Amavi icecream to Islamabad
— 99 (@rrrjsk) July 20, 2020
When the term ‘Lahori’ has become synonymous with Amavi.
Lahori honay ka farz poora karliya aaj, kha hi li meine bhi Amavi ki ice cream.
— verysmolsnek.psd (@verysmolsnek) July 23, 2020
The burger looks out of this world. We know what we’re having tomorrow.
— h (@HaadeaP) January 26, 2020
Food like this is the reason why foodies exist in the first place.
Please go to Amavi in Lahore. That food needs to get out more 🥘 pic.twitter.com/cxR8nz7MXj
— Saira Agha (@cheenaagha) November 25, 2019
This person is a huge fan of the desserts.
Well sir next time in Lahore visit this small place in DHA called Amavi. Delicious tarts, mousses, cakes & soft serve icreams.
— Burger Accountant🖥 (@burgraccountant) July 16, 2020
Someone couldn’t resist the soft serve at Amavi.
What is your favourite thing to eat at Amavi? Feel free to let us know.