Cairo - Cafes
There are both Western style and Egyptian cafés in Cairo. Tourists might feel most comfortable at the Western style cafés, as the Egyptian cafés are very traditional and only patronized by men. Fishawi, the first café listed, is an Egyptian style coffee house that is famous and frequented by all types of people, so tourists will feel comfortable while still getting to experience the local café flavour.
One of Cairo’s oldest and most famous tea houses, that has been managed by the same family and has been open 24 hours a day since 1773. A traditional Egyptian style tea house, also known as an ahwa, popular with both locals and tourists for fantastic people-watching.
A pleasant café with outdoor seating, good sandwiches and other small meals as well as the typical coffee and tea options. Open 24 hours.
A U.S. Starbucks-esque style coffee house, but with more character and better coffee than its source of inspiration. Also serves delightful pastries, snacks and ice cream.
A stylish, trendy Continental style café with a wide range of sandwiches, salads and snacks, as well as good coffee and pastries.
Cairo’s only authentic Italian café, serving the best cappuccino in the city, as well as fresh fruit juices and delicious pastries.
This café serves the best Egyptian pastries in Cairo and is eternally crowded for a delightful taste of local life.