The Naderi hotel and café complex has two entrances opening into Jomhouri-e Eslami Avenue. Naderi confectionary shop is perched between the two entrances. After entering the building using the hotel’s door, there is a big lobby on the ground floor. On the second floor, there are many hotel rooms on both sides of the corridor which serves as a connecting space with a linear pattern. The café is divided into two sections.
The first section is the main space of the café which is situated at the center of the complex and is used as restaurant. The external open space is, in fact, a garden with a waterfront in the middle and is covered with green trees and a small stage at one corner.
Naderi café and hotel were built in 1927 by a Armenian immigrant called Khachik Madikians. It was named so because it was build along the then Naderi Avenue. The founder started his career in Tehran first with baking confectionaries and he used Naderi restaurant to introduce Iranians to European foods for the first time. Later on, he built another hotel with the same name close to Naderi café. After Grand Hotel, the Naderi Hotel was the second hotel to be built in Tehran.
Construction of Naderi café and hotel began in 1928 concurrent with the construction of the buildings of the Iranian railroad and a number of banks. It was build according to the Western, especially German, style as a place for entertainment. In addition to the café and hotel, the complex also included a confectionary shop.
The main view of the complex is symmetrical. Of course, nothing has remained of the old arches of the building which have changed in line with the modern architecture. The façade is covered with simple, rectangular windows.
The two halls can accommodate 140 people. The first hall is special to coffee, tea and desserts, but the second hall is used to serve various kinds of food.
At that time, the complex was known as Naderi hotel - restaurant, but later, due to special features and importance of its café, it was known as Naderi café. It was a place frequented by such dignitaries of the Iranian arts, literature and culture as Sadeq Hedayat, Bozorg-e Alavi, Mojtaba Minavi and many others who spent the nights there discussing various issues.