#ValentinesDay is all about that special 'someone'...
Every one of our customers are special to us in their own right. You are all a part of the #AshianaFamily after all :)
Make Valentines Day extra special by spending it with us...
Feel the vibe and be a part of the #AshianaValentinesExperience
We've got a Live DJ booked so you can kick back with all of your favourite #Love songs and to get your pulse going :)
The place will also be kitted out 'Valentines Style' - Definitely a night to remember so don't miss out!
Great News... We're Hiring!
Please view the Job Advert right HERE
NB: #MovieMondays are currently on hold until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience caused :'(
Cafe Ashiana is proud to present #MovieMondays! :)
Kick back with a smooth Shisha and enjoy the ultimate cinema experience only at Cafe Ashiana! :)
Date: Every Monday
Derby's premier Café, Diner and Shisha spot is now open!
Based in the City Centre, and fully equipped with both indoor and outdoor seating, it has something to cater for all tastes.
Whether you just want to kick back with a beverage, grab a bite to eat, or drift off in a cloud of flavourful smoke, Cafe Ashiana is the place to be.
With the myriad of coffee chains and independant coffee shops both locally and across the country, you may be wondering what makes us any different?
It's our love of all things Food, Drink and Dessert that influences what we serve our customers.
We've gone to great lengths to bring you items that we hope you'll love just as much as we do.
Not only have our waistlines paid the price as a result of sampling so many different types of chips (who would have thought there were so many!), we've also brought on board a World Championship Barista to manage our operations as to ensure a true, out of this world, gourmet coffee experience.
If our bespoke Shisha Lounge, complete with state of the art heating technology and VIP Booths wasn't enough to transport you to a far off, exotic, distant land, leave it to our Shisha Chefs to do the rest.
Experts in their trade, equipped with premium flavours and tools, they'll have you leaving all your worries behind and drifting off in a cloud of flavourful smoke in no time.
The origins of the Shisha (also known as Hookah) come from the north western provinces of India along the border of Pakistan in Rajasthan and Gujarat nearly a millennia back. These Shishas were simple, primitive, and rugged in design, usually made from a coconut shell base and tube with a head attached.
The Shisha made its way through the Persian Kingdom, which also included Pakistan, Afghanistan, much of Middle Asia and Arab parts of Northern Africa.
The Shishas designed in the Persian Empire were hand crafted with each one being cut from a piece of wood. In the 19th century, cigarettes were made easily available and mostly women smoked the Shisha because they were not on the go. Women used the Shisha in the home for entertaining and as a past time.
When the Shisha made its way into Turkey about 500 years ago, it endured a surge of popularity among the upper class and intellectuals and thus changing in design. The hookah grew in size and complexity and became similar to designs that we are more familiar with today. Brass and glass were added to the design and less wood was used. Intricate paintings and mosaics were added for beauty and elegance. The popularity grew into Shisha coffee shops in Turk society two to three centuries ago.
A Shisha bar waiter was treated similar to a chef because of the preparation for Shisha smoking. The packing and moisture was a skill, and it was considered rude to touch the coals. Shisha smoking migrated south into the Arab world from Turkey to Lebanon and Syria. It then spread into Egypt and Morocco.
Today, Shisha bars are social places where many people get together to relax with friends and family.
Whatever the occasion may be, why not trust us to make it one to remember.
Fully equipped with VIP Booths for that added comfort and a Private Lounge & Bar for the ultimate luxury experience, get in touch and one of our experts will take care of the rest.