You know those times when you're just wandering along a quaint, little street or are in desperate need to just rest and have a bite to eat, and then come to a place you've never seen before that doesn't attract much attention from the outside, but turns out to be amazing? Well, you're sure to find a few of these in your travels to Iran. Iran has many cafes frequented by both the locals and tourists, where you will find the genuine hospitality, delicious food, and decor of the Persian people.
Firuz Sherbat House (meaning "syrup house" in Persian), is an authentic, little Persian cafe on the streets of Isfahan. It's a rather sweet place which will find you coming back for more. Upon entering, you'll be astonished by the beautifully decorated interiors, filled with paintings from the Qajar era, and an assortment of Persian rugs laid out across the floors. Each room is tastefully decorated with fresh flowers on the tables. The windows and furniture are adorned with gorgeous drapes and textiles enhancing the beauty of the interiors and adding to its warm atmosphere and authentic Persian feel.
The owner is insistent on keeping it that way, and although the cafe is in a tourist area, there are no English menus. You should be able to find a translator, though. So, if a real Persian experience is what you're looking for, you will certainly find it at Firuz Sherbat House. The menus have an antique look to them and are so beautiful you may just ask to take one home and frame it as a souvenir.
In one of its many, small rooms, customers can sit back and relax while enjoying the ambiance, and try a few Persian delights. Saffron ice – cream is popular in Iran, but at this cafe you will be spoilt with their "saffron ice – cream served with honey." You will be "swooning on every bite and every sip" of your tea. Firuz Sherbat House has received some rave reviews from travelers, one backpacker describing his experience by saying, "This rates as one of the tastiest meals of my life." All the dishes served on their menu are homemade using organic ingredients, so you can be sure that they're healthy too.
The cafe is conveniently situated nearby the Armenian Valk Cathedral, in the Armenian district of Isfahan. So, it still manages to catch the attention of passersby. Travelers can relax and feel as if they've been taken back in time as they gaze upon the "exquisite" decor all done in "vintage style" and decorated down to the finest detail.
You'll find that your first visit to Firuz Sherbat, will not be your last, and probably the first of many. So, whether you pop in for a meal or to simply try a few of their freshly made Persian teas, or a dessert or two, Firruz Sherbat House is travelers delight, and you are bound to tell your friends and family about it.