Shisha Café was first opened in San Antonio in the spring of 2003. Designed after the ever-popular Hookah cafes in the Middle East, the concept of Shisha Café was relatively new to San Antonio. The original idea of Shisha Café was to provide a casual place for people to come and eat light food and smoke hookah, while playing chess or backgammon.
In our early days of operation, Shisha Café only opened in the evenings and provided a comfortable spot for our customers. However, we began to grow and took over the two spaces: behind us and to the side. In 2008, we built our enclosed patio space to provide customers an outdoor area to enjoy food and hookah.