Mood Cafe expanding to 45th and Sansom

October 19, 2016


Mood Cafe’s second location will open this fall at 126 S. 45th Street. (Photo by West Philly Local)

The popular Indian/Pakistani chaat restaurant on Baltimore Ave, Mood Cafe, is expanding to a second location in the area – 45th and Sansom – with plans to open in two to three weeks. Owner Hasan Bukhari wanted to make sure customers knew he wasn’t shutting down the old location. “It’s not a new location, it’s an expansion,” he said.

The new location will have more menu offerings with hot food favorites such as Chicken Tikka Masala, Biryani and Lamb Rogan Gosh. “I’d like to introduce the people to really good food. The cooking style will be closer to homestyle cooking, we’re going to have a very selective menu… Over there, I’m thinking we’ll start delivery at some point. But for now, we’ll only offer takeout and a place for people to sit,” Bukhari explained. 

The restaurant will be around 800 square feet, which is a little bigger than their first West Philly location on 46th and Baltimore. The kitchen will also be able to take on orders.

Bukhari has a history of owning successful restaurants in the city such as Desi Chaat House, Desi Village, Mood Indian on Girard, and Mood Cafe on Baltimore.

– Rana Fayez

2 Comments For This Post

  1. CityofLoverlyBroth Says:

    A tasty slice of news sure to please all taste buds!

  2. Alex Says:

    Mr. Bukhari , please return to the old location, or hire new staff there! The staff working there in your absence are hostile, slow, and constantly claim to be unable to make longstanding standards like the cucumber spice drink!!! Please come back or solve this problem! We are loyal fans who have loved your place since you opened. This is not fair to you or your loving customers! Thank you. We love you.

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