New Princes Avenue late-night café is ‘completely different to any other’

It is one of the latest eateries on the Avenue.

A brand new cafe has opened on Princes Avenue giving Hull’s foodies the option of hearty English and Arabic breakfasts as well as late-night coffees and desserts.

Ali Alenezi, 22, from Hull, opened T-House on Friday, March 10. Trained in joinery but looking for a new challenge, this is Ali’s first business and he is feeling optimistic that its smart decor and Arabic menu of snacks and desserts will entice in customers seeking something a little bit different from standard café fare.

He believes Hull was in need of a café like this and has opened it next to his brother’s takeaway on Princes Avenue, Cheezy. Ali said: “It’s a big responsibility but it’s good.

“I felt like Hull needed something like this, something open until late night like 10 o’clock and it’s a good place, somewhere different.

“It’s completely different from any other cafés. Whatever you’re feeling is in there. I wanted to get into business because it makes more money and it’s next to my brother’s place and even Cheezy customers have a look and they pop in as well.”

Ali said what makes his café so unique is the traditional Arabic breakfast, the chai teas, including Karak Chai and Arabic Chai, and the decor of the cafe. The ‘Traditional Middle Eastern Breakfast’, priced at £13, is made up of shakshuka, mshakel (aubergine, falafel and sauteed potatoes) olives and soft cheese, served with flatbread and Arabic tea.

A brief glance at the menu shows T-House provides a wide range of food to cater to many different tastes. It lists English breakfast, French toast, chapatis, and even waffles and pancakes.

Customers have already responded positively to the new Middle Eastern café, according to Ali. He added: “They love the inside, the coffees, the service, decoration, everything.”

T-House also caters to a sweet tooth. On the menu is cheesecakes, milk cakes, doughnuts, and cold drinks like milkshakes. In the evening, there are snacks available including chapati and croissants with both sweet and savoury fillings.

Ali has found from 10am to 4pm customers come in for breakfast and after that people come in for desserts or a coffee. He said he spent six months working towards opening the cafe which he described as a “good little business”.