I had read reviews that there was no corking fee at the cafe. We brought liquor, ordered food and a couple of shishas. After about forty five minutes the waitress ""reminded"" us that there was a $5 corking fee for everyone consuming liquor. She said she thought she had mentioned that to us. At this point we were stuck and had not choice but to pay it. The waitress was also rude, and complained about us in spite of the large bill and big tip she received. In the past we had never had to pay such a fee and the service was great. Maybe we were just there on an off night (or the new waitress). I'm not sure if we will return or not.