September 21, 2015

The Warehouse by Burning Brownie: Simple Food Done Right

ADDRESS: Shop No. 3, Block 13, Jinnah Super, Main Bhittai Road, F-7, Islamabad
You can also find The Warehouse on Facebook

Compared to the constant bustle of Lahore, Islamabad can come off as a sleepy little city, but if you haven’t visited in a while, you should know it’s definitely not what it was 20 years ago — the land of Jinnah Super and Pappasallis. 

In fact, over the years I’ve found plenty of reasons to fall in love with the Capital. Tree-lined boulevards, cozy neighborhood markets, beautiful weather, all set against the majestic backdrop of the Margalla Hills. Unlike it’s crazier cosmopolitan cousins, Karachi and Lahore, though, where food is at the forefront, Islamabad rarely generates culinary buzz and, so far, the vast majority of my dining experiences in Isloo have been underwhelming. 

But every city’s got its secret spots, right?

Burning Brownie unassumingly categorizes itself as a coffee shop/ bakery, but let’s call a spade, a spade.  With zero compromise on ingredients — hello, Valrhona and custom-roasted coffee beans — a technically talented team, and young-gun owner Ammar Mumtaz’s endless enthusiasm, it’s actually become one of Islamabad’s hottest destinations for delectable desserts and customized confections. 

With an impressive selection of coffees, their copious use of intensely rich, top quality chocolate, and a range of killer cakes, brownies, pastries, and sweet nibbles, it’s no surprise. 

More recently, The Warehouse, a Burning Brownie offshoot with a savory slant, opened its doors to Islooites. The concept? Simple food done right, a highly neglected niche I wish more restaurants would explore. 

Simple food might sound like an easy A, but a small menu leaves little wiggle room for errors, and like Burning Brownie, the quest for perfection at The Warehouse is relentless.

Burgers cooked sous vide to a juicy medium, topped with garlic aioli, served with crispy thick-cut fries. Perfectly toasted roast beef paninis with red pesto. Bold, rich rasmalai cheesecake drizzled with cardamon-infused caramel. 


A big, fat burger and a slice of criminally indulgent cake makes everyone a happy camper.

For your chance to WIN A DELICIOUS MEAL AT THE WAREHOUSE (OR) A RICH SIGNATURE CAKE FROM BURNING BROWNIE*, don’t forget to enter The Outrageous Eid Giveaway, happening on Facebook and Instagram. Giveaway closes Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 11:59 pm (PST).

*Prize generously sponsored by Burning Brownie & The Warehouse

ADDRESS: Shop No. 3, Block 13, Jinnah Super, Main Bhittai Road, F-7, Islamabad
You can also find The Warehouse on Facebook

ADDRESS: #66 Beverly Centre, Nazimuddin Road, F/6-1, Islamabad 
PHONE: 0301-5568918
You can also find Burning Brownie on Facebook and Instagram.

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