As the world's largest hard serve ice cream franchise, Baskin Robbins is famous for its delicious ice cream with natural, rich flavours that tickle your taste buds and make the brain freeze worth it. Everything from their cones and shakes, to their treats, cakes, and pies are an absolutely delicacy.
One of the top places in Cairo serving delicious Italian ice cream, Bel Gelato’s extensive ice cream menu offers something for everyone –all expertly crafted and served by a hospitable staff that make your visit worthwhile. Flavours range from natural fruits to cream flavours; including wild berries, blackcurrant, passion fruit, as well as coffee, toffee and much more. Prices are a bit high, but are reportedly well worth it. We recommend their Bubble Waffle.
Big Bites is home to daily fresh donuts, brownies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, cookies, muffins and a variety of freshly baked bread. Must-tries include their creamy chocolate fudge, coffee cakes, stollen (traditional Christmas pastry) and their rich cinnamon rolls. A set of savoury treats are also available.
Bouza Roll makes the finest Thai ice cream roll with the customer’s choice of biscuits, fresh fruits, chocolate and oatmeal. The ice creams are served in rolls, which are as delicious as they’re aesthetically pleasing. For those on strict diets, a low fat menu is available which features a myriad of oatmeal toppings including fruits and honey.
Brew & Chew is exactly what is needed when it comes to delectable connoisseurship, offering a variety of complex flavours found in each bite. Essentially a pastry shop, this spot offers some tasty, fresh croissants served with fruit salad, as well as main dishes ranging from Mexican dishes to creamy Chicken Mint.
A place that specialises in cakes and ice cream, Cakes House offers an extensive list of international baked delights to cater to a diverse set of tastes. Although it’s a bit on the pricey side to some, their flavourful Butter Croquant Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake and Coffee Mars Tart are some decent treats, perfect for gatherings.
Cairo's cheerful bakery; home of bespoke cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats for all occasions, Carousel is an absolute retreat for anyone with a sweet tooth looking to satiate their needs of sugary delights. The pastry shop exudes a fairy tale air and makes some of the richest cakes in town.
Fresh sandwiches, Tacoma coffee and their infamous flavoured Cinnabons are what make this franchise as popular as it is today. Among their extensive list of world-famous cinnamon rolls, their classic roll remains the highest rated flavour, while their Caramel Pecanbon Roll is specially made for those with an extra sweet tooth.
Cold Stone Creamery gives you the luxury to make the ice cream of your dreams by choosing one of its ice cream, yogurt or sorbet flavours, and picking a topping of your choice from a wide variety of fruits, candies or nuts to have mixed into your delectable treat. Their signature process features preparing a custom creation on a frozen granite stone.
Just as the name promises, Devour Cupcakes will have you gulping down their delicious delights, which are crafted to look as artsy as you want. Their custom designs are perfect for different events and offer an out-of-the-box feel alongside their fresh, rich ingredients.
This popular spot was created by two friends with the sole goal of making people smile, and that’s definitely something they succeeded in, with their famous mouth-watering brownie waffles that taste as good as they look. Their regular customers recommend anything that is covered in their fine Belgian chocolate.
Dixie Cream is a great choice for a delectable breakfast or a treat for relatively affordable prices. Their donuts, which come in a variety of flavours and toppings, are often fresh and fulfilling; while their waffles are spongy, soft and rich.
Dukes offers unique delicious desserts, French baked goods and a great choice of pastries; in addition to catering food for a myriad of occasions. Their blueberry yoghurt cakes are dangerously delicious, while giant-sized cupcakes are a delightful aberration from traditional cake designs. Their signature Dirt Cakes also make the perfect gift.
Dusit Gourmet is where you can find some of the city's finest sweet temptations. Homemade macarons, chocolate truffles, cakes, oven baked viennoiseries, gourmet sandwiches and fresh garden salads are available at the lounge or for take-away.
Often known as the bakery of the people, El Abd has been around long enough to cement its name in the pastry and bakery scene in Egypt, while never ceasing an opportunity to improve. Their prices are relatively quite reasonable, and their extensive range of sweet desserts and savoury snacks are wonderful treats, ranging from oriental sweets to a variety of cakes and baked goodies.
A typical pastry shop for your dessert needs, El Bohsali offers a variety of baked delights and oriental sweets that satisfy even the most finicky sweet tooth. Customers often mention their juicy kunafa, which is served with rich fillings, and is deliciously crusty.
Offering a variety of desserts that cater to every taste, El Malky features some affordable delicacies that make the best on-the-go snacks. Their rice pudding, Om Ali, couscous, ice cream, sweet pumpkin and oven rice are frequent buys.
The world-famous French patisserie and confectionery maker, Fauchon ‘Salon de Thé’ presents an appealing set of delicacies that make you feel in the heart of Paris. Inside, a colourful array of their boxes and beverages gives a European feel, while their macarons and chocolate éclairs are definitely addictive.
Floradise serves freshly baked studio cupcakes, edible bouquets, customised desserts for every occasion, event accessories, exquisite floral arrangements, rose boxes, customised event styling, floral scents and much more. Customers often highlight their unique edible bouquets, as well as their innovative cake designs.
An authentic Italian ice-cream-serving bakery, Fresco offers a wide variety of baked delights, ice cream and delicious desserts, while also specialising in catering and customised orders. They’re known for their themed cookies that they make for a myriad of holidays and occasions, alongside the tasty layers that lay beneath their appealing cake art.
Gelateria Roma offers the richest ice cream recipes, with a flavourful taste that feels like a party in your mouth. The outlets also offer a range of snacks as well as great coffee. Other beverages include fresh smoothies and creamy milkshakes.
From the crispy baklava to their mouth-watering basbousa, Helw El Samadi offers a wide variety for those seeking a traditional oriental taste. Their pastries are fresh, crispy, and are just what you need when you crave oriental desserts. They make the creamiest kunafa, and some tasty balah el sham.
With wood-clad interior designs that evoke the pleasantly dark aroma of their delicious coffee beverages, House of Cocoa offers a diverse menu with plenty of options that suits lovers of chocolate and coffee. Their chocolate molten cake is out of this world, and their crème brûlée is a must-try.
Serving some rich, fresh donuts that are just as delicious as the fresh scent of their baked goods, House of Donuts is where you can fetch a quick tasty snack from a variety of donuts, pastries, pizzas, croissants and sandwiches; or stick around and have a hot drink with your light meal.
Ice Rolls is where you can find mouth-watering rolled, customised ice cream of various flavours with fresh fruits and a myriad of other toppings of your choice, including some of your favourite chocolate brands. Their sweet jars are a wonderful treat –we recommend their Oreo sweet jar– while other delicacies including cheesecake and frozen yoghurt are also served.
Il Mulino Bakery & Restaurant enjoys a lovely setting with appealing quietude and serenity that permeates its overall atmosphere. A fine spot for breakfast and brunch, the bakery’s cakes are toothsome delights that go perfectly with their delicious coffee. Their pizza sandwiches and risottos are also wonderful.
Kunafa Bakery is a traditional Middle Eastern shop for fine oriental desserts. Their kunafa comes in a variety of ways, the most popular of which are rough, fine and smooth kunafa with delicious fillings and toppings including a variety of chocolates, nuts, creams, cheeses and Arabian ice cream.
L’Éclair Paris is Cairo's authentic French patisserie, which specialises in delicious éclairs served with a diverse set of fillings, including their classic custard, caramel, and chocolate; as well as lesser known flavours including mango, blueberry, coffee, red velvet among others. L’Éclair also serves ice cream.
Located in the elegant atmosphere of the reputable JW Marriott Hotel, La Patisserie offers an array of fine pastries, freshly baked bread selections, quick sandwiches, and sweet delicacies; as well as an extensive range of traditional tea and coffee. Their occasional chocolate and pastry events and ‘festivals’ are yet another reason to visit this chic café - restaurant.
A famous goodies chain known for its oriental and European pastries, La Poire is always a great option for on-the-go snacks, a variety of cakes and delicious desserts. They have a chocolate corner as well as a section for strawberry productions. Their red velvet cake is a must-try.
L’Amandine serves a variety of sweet delicacies and baked goods which include beautifully designed cakes, salizones, cupcakes and more. Their Eid kahk is also a lovely treat.
Le Bec Sucré’s atmosphere exudes a sense of nostalgia as soon as you set foot in it and smell the sweet fragrance of the fresh pastries. The display of their enticing mini éclairs and beautifully designed cakes will have you buy much more than what you initially stepped in for.
Le Carnaval is where you can get some of Cairo’s richest pastries, tarts, cakes, as well as other absolutely delicious treats. Their smoked salmon tart is extremely fulfilling and always fresh, while their berry cheesecakes are rich enough to slow down time and have you relish in their juicy layers. Ordering your cakes a day beforehand is recommended.
Being the oldest manufacturer and distributor of pastries in Egypt, Les Dames constantly delivers a wide variety of readymade and customised pastries that cater to those who love their baked delights simple, yet rich and fresh. Their Oreo ice cream cake is absolutely delicious.
Oriental sweets, yogurt ice creams and cakes is what Mandarine Koueider is all about, and it never disappoints with its fresh ingredients and rich, layered cakes. The wonderful dessert house is also home to some oriental favourites which include their delicious basbousa and kunafa with a variety of flavours and toppings.
Monginis is all about making your events tastier by delivering birthday cakes and fresh pastries in multiple outlets spread over Cairo. Their prices are relatively reasonable compared to their counterparts, and the quality of their baked goods is quite decent.
This family-run bakery provides bites of happiness that enliven your taste buds and warm your soul. Their cake jars feature heavenly tender layers, toppings and colours which can be customised with a message, and are perfect as delicious gifts. They also serve delectable cookies and cupcakes.
Nola has quickly garnered a brilliant reputation since its launch to the point that it now has its name equated with cupcakes. They offer an extensive variety of delightful cupcakes, cakes, cookies and other exquisite pastries known for being rich in flavour, and a bit too addictive. Common favourites are their red velvet cakes and macaron cupcakes.
If you need to buy some real natural chocolate, then Passionelle should be your next stop. Their chocolate pieces are the kind you are compelled to leave melting on your tongue, enjoying its rich taste and texture. Customers can also buy their crystal vases, as well as other gifts with chocolate to complete the compliment.
Patchi allows its customers to embrace the culture of exceptional chocolate gifts that make life exquisite. Patchi chocolate boxes and gift arrangements always come in handy when it comes to making your visit a little fancier, adding a touch of luxury to gifts and celebrations.
Postres offers European breads, rich chocolate mousse tarts and German cheesecakes. Their products are always fresh and their cake designs look and taste brilliant. For those looking for a quick breakfast or snack, their array of breads will be the perfect treat.
Ralph’s German Bakery is for anyone with an insatiable appetite for traditional Bavarian baking. Their freshly-baked homemade goodies cater to diverse tastes, and always seem to be made with the freshest of ingredients. Their beef bacon and smoked salmon meals are an absolute must.
Rigoletto started as Egypt's first ice cream parlour before it became famous for its mouth-watering ice cream cakes –namely its Vanilla Croquant. Their signature cheesecake, chocolate cakes and delicious ice cream scoops are often highlighted as favourites. We recommend their cherry yoghurt.
Just as the name suggests, Royal Bakery takes your taste buds on a royal journey that will have you come back for more. Their coffee is great, and their extensive array of desserts -of which Apple Tart and English Cake are common favourites- is quite appealing.
Saber is where you can find some fulfilling Oriental desserts and decent ice cream for relatively reasonable prices. Their rice pudding dishes, which are served plain or with a variety of toppings, are some of the spot’s best-cooked delicacies. Their basbousa is also pleasantly succulent and rich.
Exquisite hand crafted sweets and pastries are what make Salé Sucré special. They present a diverse line-up of tasty treats; from mouth-watering chocolate mousse cakes, to Oriental sweets served plain or with fillings and toppings of your choice. Their chocolate éclairs are absolutely delicious.
The first specialised cheesecake maker in Egypt, Say Cheese, promises to introduce you to a world you never knew existed. They’re famous for their sweet jars, which are sold separately or in packs, served in a multitude of flavours. Their Oreo and Brownie Trifle jars are an absolute must.
Presenting a captivating selection of French and Oriental pastries, Sedra’s baked goods are always fresh and smell absolutely appetising. Their display gives you the feel of true European food artistry, and taste as good as they look. Their red velvet cakes are lovely.
This classic pastry shop presents enticing Oriental and European baked goods, alongside a tasty array of quick snacks and fulfilling sandwiches. Their croissants that are served with fillings of your choice, and their Danishes are common favourites among their customers, while their frappuccino is also a lovely treat to keep your snack company.
Sprinkles Cakes and Bakery is known for providing great tailor-made cakes, cupcakes and delicious pastries. It’s where food artistry and rich bakery combine, and that’s what makes their customers come back for more. Their raspberry yoghurt and mixed-berries cake are recommended.
Cairo's authentic Italian gelato spot, Stavolta is where you get to enjoy premium quality ice cream in cups, cones and also in delectable cakes. Their milk chocolate and dark chocolate ice cream on a stick is something you won’t be ordering once, while their Vanilla Fudge Almond Gelato is a common favourite.
Known for their incredibly tasty rice pudding as well as creamy frozen yoghurt and ice cream, Sultana will take you on a gastronomic journey of tantalising flavours. Though some may claim their products are relatively pricey, they inarguably offer value for money.
Possibly one of Cairo’s rather underrated confectionary spots, Sweet Center presents your usual oriental sweets as well as an array of cakes, desserts and tasty snacks. Their prices are quite affordable, yet quality is not compromised. Their Eid kahk is noticeably extra flavourful compared to their counterparts, and their vegan chocolate cakes are lovely.
Satiate your sweet tooth with Sweet Corner's wide selection of bakeries and desserts.
A luxury chocolatier and café in Maadi, Sweets & Treats is a place where great food, handmade Belgian chocolate, freshly baked breads, and various desserts are perfected. It’s also a great spot for a nice breakfast or brunch. Their yoghurt with homemade granola and their Belgian chocolate croissant are among visitors’ favourites.
TBS is a cosy hangout spot where you can have a good cup of coffee complemented with a selection of baked goods that range from donuts and Danishes, to a fulfilling range of croissants. Sandwiches, mini pizzas, pâtés, cronuts and fresh beverages are also served. We recommend their unique white chocolate donut to those who seek a rich, flavourful treat.
A bakery promising quality in their tasty desserts and oriental sweets, The Baker offers lovely treats and light meals that make fantastic breakfasts. Their feteer and pizza selection comprises plenty of delectable options; while their cupcakes, muffins and cakes make decent snacks.
The Bakery is where you can fetch some enticing on-the-go snacks; or sit, relax and enjoy some fresh sandwiches, well-made salads and some great cakes and pastries. Their croissants and chicken sandwiches are nice as well as affordable.
The Batter Half is not just your typical bakery. A haven for dessert lovers, this spot is where you can get some exquisitely crafted cakes, macarons, cupcakes, homemade ice cream and more. Their macaron packs taste as good as they look pretty, while their Oreo cakes are dangerously addictive.
A top-notch German bakery in Cairo, Bread Basket is the perfect choice for a fresh, light breakfast and mouth-watering snacks. The bakery sells a myriad of breads including kitke, ciabatta and malt grain loaves; as well as light meals of which Tzatziki Chicken Wrap has been highlighted as many visitors’ favourite.
Established by three sisters who have perfected their homemade recipes over the years, The Four Fat Ladies is a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth. The spot offers everything from brownies, cake pots and cheesecakes, to cookies and Bundt cakes. We wholeheartedly recommend their salted caramel brownies.
From luxury mini cakes, customised items and tasty chocolate boxes to oriental sweets crafted like you’ve never tasted them before; Thomas Patisserie knows how to compete on quality. Loyal customers stress on how light their desserts are no matter the ingredients. Their mango kunafa is out of this world.
Tortina presents an extensive collection which includes oriental and modern desserts as well as baked savouries of different ingredients, which cater to a diverse set of tastes. Their customised cake designs look pretty artsy, and their wide array of desserts makes them a regular go-to for sweet needs.
Offering exquisite French and Eastern pastries to meet high-quality taste, Tseppas has been around for over a century and only seems to be getting better over the years. You can find everything from your usual Oriental desserts, to ice cream cakes and some European delights.
Waffle Maker is a good spot for a quick breakfast or a nice snack. They let you customise your waffle the way you please, and offer a variety of toppings which include ice cream, chocolates, fruits and syrups. A typical complaint is about their relatively high prices, while a common favourite is their Ferrero Rocher topping.
Zanobia is a great example of a typical patisserie, serving decent cakes and some tasty desserts, including Oriental and Western delicacies. Their Oreo flavoured cakes are delicious, while their honey cake and chocolate mousse desserts are also lovely treats.