Megana Hookah Lounge
460 Parliament Street
Hamzah acquired his first business when he was only 21. His father had moved to Canada before being able to sponsor Hamzah, his mother and siblings. It was a cold December 2011 when Hamzah arrived from Palestine. Within days he started working at a downtown Toronto hookah lounge called Ali Basha.
Hamzah studied Political Science in Egypt, but having been told his credits were not transferable to Canadian universities, he decided to take over the business. In 2016 he opened his second lounge and now in 2019, Megana Hookah Lounge on Parliament Street in Cabbagetown is his third.
At the lounge customers enjoy flavoured shisha free of tobacco and nicotine, while sipping on Turkish teas and coffees. Many bring laptops, treating the space similar to how you might use a coffee shop to work or study in, (yes the wifi is free!) Other customers will watch sports on tv, ask for a deck of cards, or for their favourite board game to play as they puff away.
The wide selection of flavours available are all fruit and berry based. Hamzah’s personal favourite is the double apple, which he enjoys between serving customers. Many of his customers he knows by name as they have been going to his other locations for some time now.
New to the hookah lounge concept and not sure how smoking shisha works? Hamzah enjoys introducing people to the pastime of smoking shisha which originates from Turkey and is very popular across the Middle East. Stop in to explore the flavours and ask for more information. Special $9.99 promo ends April 1st, 2019
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