Since opening its first shop in April 2018, Coffee Wagera has established itself as a frontrunner for good coffee in the city and stayed true to its no-frills facade. Its owner, Mush Panjwani, lost his job in 2013 and began working out of different cafés for a while before turning his 10-year dream into reality. Excellent coffee made with freshly roasted Brazilian beans, and served by passionate staff, is the top priority here. It’s also the perfect spot to work (power and USB ports are available), and the drinking water here is free, which is rare for a café in Karachi. Unlike other establishments, Coffee Wagera’s menu offers snacks made by female home chefs, at very reasonable prices. It’s both a social and commercial enterprise, as Panjwani and his team support several organisations – such as the Special Olympics of Pakistan and Garbage Can – and promote zero-waste and eco-friendly practices.