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Choose Between Two Options.
- $15 for $30 worth of hookah and Middle Eastern food for dinner for two
- $25 for $50 worth of the above for four
Hookahs start at $10 and fluctuate according to tobacco quality and hookah size. Flavors include apple, strawberry, and jasmine.
The full menu includes entrees such as a falafel sandwich ($6), spinach and feta pie ($4), and kibbeh ($2 each).
Kaleidoscopic Egyptian tapestries hang on the walls of both Sphinx Cafe locations, while tendrils of jasmine- and mango-scented smoke drift up to ceilings. Though one of their locations was once a church, the space now exudes an aura of opulence and leisure that matches the warmth of the coffee houses in Egyptian owner Ramy and Syrian Amera's native homes. The married couple opened their first Sphinx Cafe in 2004 to create a soothing oasis from the norm. “Hookah bars are different from the norm [in the U.S.], which is either a restaurant or a bar. It slows you down. You just relax here.”
Plush cushions help patrons relax at both of Sphinx Pittsburgh locations, as do more than 30 imported tobacco flavors that servers can enhance with creative add-ons such as wine, fruit syrups, and talking caterpillars. On some nights, belly dancers, fire eaters, and live musicians wind their way between hookahs. On quieter nights, the team of husband-wife owners find people playing card games, chatting, and sampling platters of homemade hummus and kibbeh.
76% of 37 customers recommend
“My cousin and I had a great time at the south side location, the owner was very sweet and accomodating”
“Great service to the customers and hookahs are a great time for friends to bond”
“The hookah, food, and service was all excellent!”