Stress Relief 101: Cupshup Review

by Khunsha Javed

It stressful morning at university, however, the weather is good and you walk out of that 8 am class, you and your friends look at each other and say one word, “CHAI”. Now that is something we have all been through at some stage of our school/college/university life. So here is a detailed CupShup Review for all my BNU folks.

The Saviour

The only difference is that first, we would have to get the majburi wali chai from the cafeteria, However, our batch of BNU is kind of luckier than the previous batches because we have Cupshup right in front of us. So no more cafeteria wali chai. Thus, it has become our usual to meet at cupshup after our morning class, so everyone knows that everyone is going to be sitting at cupshup rooftop if they are not to be seen in uni or class.

Hence, being in your last year of university and that also with covid still there, you don’t really know when they are going to close university or when you will get a message that online classes will start tomorrow. It’s sad that from seeing our friends every day, we would go to not seeing them.

From the daily antakshari sessions over chai at chupshup we would go our separate ways. However, the cupshup team made sure they made these few days of our uni life memorable. Every day we will walk in cupshup just to find that one girl who organized all the plans and events would put up the notice, of course with the permission of the cafe owner, that “red theme tomorrow” or “blue tomorrow ” or “90s theme tomorrow”. And the fact that the cupshup team would put up the same color balloons on those days.

The solution

My squad and I would have it decided that before 10 we would all have breakfast together every single day. Moreover, we all have the one friend out of all, who is a very picky eater. However, Cupshup’s menu is not just any small tea or coffee menu, rather the menu consisted of appetizers, fries, salads, soups, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, roulades, chicken steaks, pizzas, paratha roll, desserts, ice cream.

Then came the drinks menu. So the drinks menu had shakes, mocktails, lagoon, frappe, iced tea, and normal cold drinks. So you can tell by just looking at the menu that there are going to be a lot of things to decide from and all the picky eaters can also find something to eat from the vast food options.

The atmosphere

They had their sitting arrangement open air on the rooftop where they had a cute setup. Plus they had made it a little creative with plants and fairy lights etc. Moreover, the best thing was that they had a good cooling system outside with water coolers. Plus, it was hygienic and clean and most importantly it gives you a homey feeling.

The detailed Menu: Cupshup review would be incomplete without this

Then comes in the food and the service. They have a splendid menu with a lot of variety. Before we give a verdict in our cupshup review here is a detailed menu selection analysis. This means they literally have everything in one place. So the appetizers consisted of:

  1. Spicy stuffed chillies
  2. Potato cheese balls
  3. Crispy chicken 
  4. Honey chilli wings
  5. Bbq- ranch chicken wings
  6. Fish and chips

The fries menu had:

  1. Plain fries
  2. Masala fries
  3. Cheese fries
  4. Loaded fries
  5. Bbq loaded fries

The salads had:

  1. Potato salad
  2. Tex mex salad
  3. Chicken pineapple salad

Soups had:

  1. Chicken corn soup
  2. Hot n sour soup

Furthermore, the burgers menu had chicken and beef burgers:

  1. Bbq chicken burger
  2. Thunder grilled burger
  3. Tex mex crispy burger
  4. Jalapeno cheese burger
  5. Cupshup special beef burger
  6. Smokey beef burger
  7. Black pepper burger

(all burgers are served with fries)

Then the pastas had:

  1. Vegetable pasta
  2. Cupshup special pasta (red sauce)
  3. Creamy cheese pasta(white sauce)
  4. Alfredo pasta

Sandwiches had:

  1. Cupshup special sandwich
  2. Tikka sandwich
  3. Fillet cheese sandwich
  4. Panini sandwich
  5. Tango sandwich

(all sandwiches are served with fries)

Hereafter, Roulades had:

  1. Polo chicken 
  2. Chicken Alakive

Then, the Chicken steaks had:

  1. Tarragon steak
  2. Jalapeno steak
  3. Balck pepper steak
  4. Mexiacan steak

Also, the Pizzas had:

  1. Chicken fajita
  2. Super supreme 
  3. Malai boti pizza
  4. Chicken kebab pizza

(the pizzas are 6inches, 9inches, 14inches, which means small, medium and large)

Next up, the Paratha roll had:

  1. Tikka paratha roll
  2. Cheese paratha roll
  3. Chef special paratha roll

The drinks part was interesting because we had a lot of options. The shakes menu had:

  1. Coffee
  2. Caramel 
  3. Chocolate 
  4. Strawberry
  5. Vanilla
  6. Oreo
  7. Peanut butter 
  8. Cupshup special
  9. Snickers 
  10. Kitkat 
  11. Bounty shake

Plus, the Mocktails menu had:

  1. Apple mint cooler
  2. Lemon mint mojito
  3. Guava mint 
  4. Apple lemonade 
  5. Pina colada 
  6. Blueberry fantasy 

So, Lagoon menu had:

  1. Peach
  2. Green apple
  3. Blue
  4. Kiwi

And, the Frappe menu had:

  1. Mocha frappe 
  2. Mocha mint frappe
  3. Irish coffee
  4. Caramel 
  5. Vanilla 
  6. Cookies and cream 
  7. Hazelnut 

Then the iced tea and normal cold drinks:

  1. Green apple iced tea 
  2. Peach iced tea
  3. Coke
  4. Fanta
  5. Sprite
  6. Water 
  7. Hot tea and coffee

The verdict: Summarizing Chupshup review 2021

All of us went with our own favorites and usuals. So I would normally go for the potato cheese balls and spicy stuffed chilies for something light and for the main if I want to eat something heavy I would go for tarragon steak with mashed potatoes. Rest would go with pizzas, burgers, breakfast, etc.  But, in the mornings we all had coffee and tea. So all the students at BNU this is the place you need to be. I would suggest this and rate this 10/10.

The whole experience is 10/10, this is the bottom line of this cupshup review for cafe students in Lahore. Give it a try and trust me you won’t regret it! It is absolutely reasonable and worth your money. For more on the best updates in Lahore visit Mumara School. For discounts on your meals, visit Qrbuzz.com.

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