In Ibrahimieh on the tram, Safawani still holds sway as one of the city’s best known grills. It was founded in 1960 as an Egyptian coffee shop and a Yugoslavian grill that merged together and created a restaurant in the lively Ibrahimieh neighborhood. The Safawani family was also well-established in the tobacco industry, and today the family runs several restaurants based on the successful 1960s venture. Only the current owner Mohamed Safawani, and his uncle, know the recipe for the spice mixes that they use. The day he mixes the spices is treated with all the ceremony befitting a secret recipe.