Owner, chef and coffee connoisseur Mohammed Elfar creates a European style oasis off South Street at the Alhambra Café. His travels around the world have supported his thorough understanding of the hospitality business, enabling him to turn each customer into family. Mohammed devoted fifteen years to the luxury hotel and airline business, brewing his vision of a unique coffee house dining experience. His travels in Egypt, Europe, Asia and Australia refined his taste, perfected his culinary skills, and introduced him to the art of hookah. Inspiration fell upon Mohammed in Spain; the good people, the good food and the good weather convinced him to open Alhambra Café in 2002. Not just another coffee shop, Mohammed uses only the finest ingredients to prepare his eclectic dishes, boasts the best Chai tea (from scratch) in Philadelphia and brews each cup of coffee to perfection. A place for friends to gather, Scrabble games to be played and hookahs to be shared, customers become regulars and regulars become family at the Alhambra Café.