If there’s one place in Karachi where all the celebrities LOVE to hangout, it’s Cafe Flo.

Cafe Flo opened its doors on March 4, 1998, and was the first bistro to introduce authentic French cuisine in the city. Initially, the cafe was located inside the premises of the Alliance Française, but has since shifted to Clifton’s Block 4, off 26th Street.

This fine dining restaurant is run by Florence Villiers, and her French roots are reflected in both the decor and food.

This place is so popular among the stars that there you’re bound to bump into a few every time you visit. Here are a few examples of such rendezvous:

1. Launch Parties 

Over the years, many star-studded brunches, lunches and dinners have been organised at Flo; be it the kick-off of a fashion week or reaching a milestone, everything is celebrated here.

Urdu1 brunchSome celebrity spotting at the FPW brunch organized by Urdu1

A soiree arranged to celebrate the Sunsilk Fashion Edition

A soiree of stylists and designers arranged to celebrate the Sunsilk Fashion Edition

Freiha Altaf with Nomi Ansari at the Graduation dinner she threw for her daughter Pareeshe

Freiha Altaf with Nomi Ansari at the graduation dinner she threw for her daughter Pareeshe

colleagues and friends celebrating 15 years of Nadia Hussain

Colleagues and friends celebrating 15 years of Nadia Hussain

2. Designers love this place

Every season, there is at least one collection that is launched and at least one product that is initiated at the cafe, amidst a soiree of celebrities.

florence villiers at the launch of CND nails

Florence Villiers herself was spotted during the launch of CND Nails

tabassum mughal launchKomal Rizvi, Tabassum Mughal and Nida Yasir at the launch of a new collection by Tabassum Mughal

Mehreen Saeed and Fauzia at the launch of KaresteseMehreen Saeed and Fauzia at the launch of Karestese

Saleema Feerasta of Karachista with Deepak Perwani at the launch of Lala Textiles' new collectionSaleema Feerasta of Karachista with Deepak Perwani at the launch of Lala Textiles’ new collection

3. Stars bring their friends here

Apart from formal events, celebrities choose Flo for their private gatherings as well. You can be sure to spot them here with their friends and family.

Tara Mohammed celebrating her birthday with friendsTara Mohammed celebrating her birthday with friends

The model Areeba Habib at her birthday bash with Suhai AliModel Areeba Habib at her birthday bash with Suhai Ali

Anoushey Ashraf celebrating her birthday with her close friend Nomi Ansari Anoushey Ashraf celebrating her birthday with her close friend Nomi Ansari

4. Celebs (and their families) love the food

The dishes that come out of the kitchen at this place are famous for giving customer the kind of gastronomic experience that keeps them coming back for more. Celebrities are no different, and are often seen grabbing a bite at the cafe.

Javaid Shaikh enjoying an intimate dinner with his familyJavaid Shaikh having an intimate dinner with his family

The sisters duo, Bakhtawar and Asifa Bhutto Zardari enjoying a quiet lunchThe sisters duo, Bakhtawar and Asifa Bhutto Zardari enjoying a quiet lunch

Amna Baber and friends hanging outAmna Baber and friends hanging out

Iman Ali, Nausheen Shah, Sarwat Gillani, Zhalay Sarhadi with friends brunching at the cafeIman Ali, Nausheen Shah, Sarwat Gillani, Zhalay Sarhadi with friends brunching at the cafe

5. There could be live music

The pretty terrace and lush trees all around the cafe create a lovely atmosphere that’s perfect an outdoor event. Making use of this – as well as the kind of crowd Cafe Flo attracts – many musical performances have been organized here over the years.

Zoe Viccaji performing in front of a live audience during her early daysZoe Viccaji performing in front of a live audience when she was starting out

The band Siege performing live at the first anniversary celebrations of Tune TVThe band, Siege, performing live at the first anniversary celebrations of Tune TV

Now you know where to go when you’re in the mood for some celebrity spotting 😉