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The Hot Spot Cafe The Official Hot Spot Cafe FB page for all outlets in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Murree and Nathiaga Then... lightening struck!

Other than being a steamy 90’s film noir starring "Big Don" Johnson that most people have long forgotten, The Hot Spot is outwardly just an ice cream shop, nestled away in a quiet corner of the otherwise teeming metropolis, Islamabad. However upon closer inspection there are far darker and more sinister happenings than just ice cream at The Hot Spot. Essentially though we started out as an enormou

s mess in the kitchen. Two maniacal brothers and one persistent aid - we grappled long and hard with our wooden buckets till the wee hours of the morning, producing dollops of yucky looking and equally yucky tasting mush. One muggy summer night when the terrible twins were scraping the depths of despair in a last gasp attempt at salvation it was agreed to go for broke. Plan 9 was thus put into motion for one last attempt at creation. We had somehow produced a concoction that we, avid lifetime devourers of ice cream, deemed to be as good as we had experienced anywhere. Elated at what we thought was the magic elixir of life, we began churning out more and fortunately it didn’t taste half bad either. Could it be that this was a signal from the gods?! We had our doubts...

For the next crucial experiment we needed a healthy supply of guinea pigs and luckily they happened to be waiting like sitting ducks in the form of the young and unsuspecting students from the school across the road. One fine, suitably hot and humid August day, we dragged out a rickety old blackboard with a couple of flavours scratched on to it. This was strung up from the tree that overlooked the road outside, and thus our introduction to the world of high finance and enterprise. One or two of the more rebellious kind of kids with a particularly devil may care (some might even say death-wish like) attitude were the first to step up to the window to sample the mysterious wares. There were initial whispers and mutterings here and there but gradually, what was a trickle of brave customers became most of the small school. Soon, the little monsters did what they do best and dragged along their brothers and sisters, as well as Mom and Dad to that notorious "last house on the right" in F 6/3’s Street 60. Soon we made a discovery of our own – we needed more freezers and more ice cream buckets in order not to run out each day! We also needed a larger blackboard on which to write our growing "array" of flavours. All those nights churning away till the mad hours of dawn now appeared to have been well worth the pain and so the story really began. The ugly, nonsensical dabbling followed soon after.

Our ice cream litre tubs at Shams F6
18/12/2023

Our ice cream litre tubs at Shams F6

18/12/2023
The Hot Spot CafeSaidpur Village Islamabad
18/12/2023

The Hot Spot Cafe
Saidpur Village
Islamabad

The Hot Spot Cafe Centaurus Islamabad
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The Hot Spot Cafe Centaurus
Islamabad

The Hot Spot Cafe Nathiagali
19/11/2023

The Hot Spot Cafe
Nathiagali

47 Days to go...
08/11/2023

47 Days to go...

The Hot Spot CafeKashmir Point Murree
01/11/2023

The Hot Spot Cafe
Kashmir Point
Murree

Nathiagali
01/11/2023

Nathiagali

The Hot Spot CafeNathiagali Khyber Pukhtoonkha
01/11/2023

The Hot Spot Cafe
Nathiagali
Khyber Pukhtoonkha

The Hot Spot CafeCentaurus Islamabad
01/11/2023

The Hot Spot Cafe
Centaurus
Islamabad

01/11/2023

Counting down...Artisan Gelato - All Natural, No powdered pre-mixes, no artificial colours or flavouring.

Gelato vs Ice Cream  - Both Brilliant but distinctly different.  No Eggs in Gelato, only in Vanilla.  Artisan means neve...
30/10/2023

Gelato vs Ice Cream - Both Brilliant but distinctly different. No Eggs in Gelato, only in Vanilla. Artisan means never using a pre-mix powder; thus, don't expect a "blueberry cheesecake" gelato flavour because we don't have access to fresh blueberries. Strawberries, oranges and mango in season ONLY. No fluorescent-coloured flavours like bubble gum. Our Gelato will be aimed at satisfying your taste buds rather than your Instagram account!😋

Italy was brilliant BUT we were there to go back to learning. Not just to devour the delicacies.  It was time to enrol a...
29/10/2023

Italy was brilliant BUT we were there to go back to learning. Not just to devour the delicacies. It was time to enrol at University again.

Genuine Artisan Gelato. It's not just another name for ice cream", it's a whole new ball game.

Rule no.1 - Bright Colours are a huge No No. Pistachios are NOT green and Lemons are never yellow unless you eat the peel!

Next. Gelato vs Ice Cream

We love 'em both but what's the difference.

Watch this space.

35 members of the book reading community Bookay participated in their monthly "There's Something on Sunday (TSOS)" at th...
28/10/2023

35 members of the book reading community Bookay participated in their monthly "There's Something on Sunday (TSOS)" at the Hot Spot cafe. They discussed Urdu shayari and books on climate change, psychology of growth, representation of marginalized groups, statues in nation building, living in Karachi during Covid and demons in Pakistani folklore. There was also a special storytelling session for kids. Books were bought and sold, and also borrowed from Bookay's community funded library against a refundable Rs. 100 token. TSOS also featured a screening of Bookay member Maryam's award winning documentary on the Balochistan floods. TSOS ended with boardgames!

If in Rome....you know the rest!
22/10/2023

If in Rome....you know the rest!

Come hang out with us on Sunday as we catch up after two months. Sell your preloved books, borrow from the community fun...
11/10/2023

Come hang out with us on Sunday as we catch up after two months. Sell your preloved books, borrow from the community funded Bookay library, discuss your favorite books and make new friends!

A beautiful view of the Saidpur Village for the Hot Spot Cafe Saidpur
29/09/2023

A beautiful view of the Saidpur Village for the Hot Spot Cafe Saidpur

Old Hot Spot Cafe Lalik Jan Chowk Lahore picture  .....
29/09/2023

Old Hot Spot Cafe Lalik Jan Chowk Lahore picture .....

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24/09/2023

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The Hot Spot CafeE 11, Islamabad
24/09/2023

The Hot Spot Cafe
E 11, Islamabad

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Monday 14:00 - 02:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 02:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 02:00
Thursday 14:00 - 02:00
Friday 14:00 - 03:00
Saturday 14:00 - 03:00
Sunday 11:00 - 02:00

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