Hyderabadis love their food, and nowadays, just about everyone loves their selfies. Combining the two interests might sound a tad bit crazy, but this is exactly what Punjabi Haveli Dhaba has done for its customers. The place has an authentic, old-world feel of a Punjabi dhaba, and it’s located in Shamirpet.
The place has a colorful ambiance, just like in the movies, and ‘Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe’ is written in bold yellow letters right at the entrance. Well, as we had mentioned earlier, the dhaba offers more than food and a good environment.
Usually, a lot of people eat at dhabas on highways. However, there is no good quality food in most places, and of course, the washrooms are not exactly how you want them. To fill the gap, Punjabi Haveli Dhaba was opened around Dasara. It happens to be the idea of Rahul Anand, an RJ-turned-entrepreneur.
Coming to the selfie part, the Dhaba has the city’s first selfie museum where one can click innumerable pictures by paying Rs 300 for 30 minutes. And this gives the picture-crazy folks a whole lot of time to take pictures with various backdrops. There are creative backgrounds like a Barbie box which is done up in pink, a millionaire’s bedroom where one will find fake notes all over the bed, London telephone booth, among others. The place has both air-conditioned and normal sets. It also has a mini play area, so the kids are engaged.
“I noticed that people eat for half the time and spend the remaining time clicking selfies. That’s how we got the idea of having a selfie museum,” says Rahul.
As for the food, the place has some authentic fare like chole bathure, Amritsari kulcha, paratha, etc. But their specialty is surely their lassi glass, which incidentally is the longest in the city.