A French bistro where you can enjoy the best croissants with a band playing music for you, Antique Khana is a unique venue that boasts a vintage style reminiscent of a cosy mid-20th-century home, offering impressively delicious food, value for money, and great hospitality. Their Chicken àL'Antique is a delectable treat, and their wide range of coffees are quite tasty.
With an array of food and desserts to offer, customers can enjoy tasty morning coffee and some great breakfast at the cosy Armando either in open air or indoors. It is ideal for outings and catching up with friends. We recommend their vegan sushi and their chicken fajitas.
Aroma Lounge is where you get the food, drinks and shisha you love in a laid-back and casual atmosphere. With a friendly staff and swift service, the spot is perfect for catching up with friends, large gatherings, as well as spontaneous meals. This restaurant and café serves some delicious paprika chicken.
Baskinta is an Oriental-style café where you can enjoy the finest Lebanese appetizers and drinks while your children are playing safely in their kids’ area. It is a Cairene’s go-to for family dining on a budget. Their pizzas are always as tasty as you’d expect, and their shisha is of good quality.
One of the city’s first local café chains offering the usual selection of coffee, tea, cold beverages and an assortment of sandwiches and sweets; Beano’s Café’s reputation as a harbour of Cairo’s richest coffee rightly precedes it. We love their cappuccino, along with their tangy and sweet lemon tart. Their service is always up to par.
Beymen is The Four Seasons’ cutting-edge café with a decent menu that includes some great sushi. A contemporary, refined décor that enhances the atmosphere; along with swift, cheerful service, put Beymen Café high up on the list as a trendy spot for Cairo’s elites.
Blaze Resto is a typical international café with great service and an extensive array of food and drinks that make the perfect breakfast and brunch. All branches enjoy a cheery atmosphere, while their prices are fair considering the quality of their platters and beverages. We love their chicken quesadillas and quinoa salad. Their high-quality, well-attended shisha is one of the many reasons behind their success.
Boulevard is known for bringing people together through some decent meals and an inviting atmosphere. The café caters to those looking for a casual and friendly place for hanging out with friends. Minimum charge is only applied on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
A renowned international chain known for its delicious pastries and snacks, Brioche Dorée is not only a brilliant option for a fresh breakfast; but also for lunch now that they have expanded their menu. You can smell the delectable treats upon entering, and when your plate is served, expectations are always exceeded. We love their sandwich, Le Rustique Saumon, served with smoked salmon and lemon cream cheese; as well as all their red velvet desserts.
A great place to have some toothsome breakfast, Bubblicious is as delectable as it sounds. Set in a friendly setting and complemented with a commendable staff, the café’s reasonable prices and extensive menu make it a go-to for younger crowds. We absolutely love their pancakes.
Café Corniche is a nostalgic corner where guests can savour snacks, sandwiches, coffee and take-away oriental pastries. It is popular among those who like an extensive menu with something new to try every visit, alongside hospitable service that has you coming back for more. Our favourite pick would be their coffee cocktails, which range from some delicious Irish coffee served with high-quality whiskey, to hot cherry served with cherry cream and chocolate powder.
A popular café serving some of the best espresso, flavoured lattés and frappuccinos in town while offering a delicious selection of pastries and snacks, Café Greco is a great choice for some nice coffee before heading to work. We love their rich cappuccino!
Café Mex is always a great choice for watching matches and enjoying the fresh, open air. A great spot for group outings, this café serves a diverse menu with something for everyone, including kids’ meals and pizzas. Their milkshakes, especially their Oreo and chocolate peanut butter milkshakes, are delicious.
Café Tabasco’s nice menu and reasonable prices make it a great location to have a snack and enjoy some good shisha with friends; although it might be wise to consider going there without a car, as parking can be a bit of a problem on busy nights. We love their Shrimps Aglio Olio, which they serve with parsley and chili; and their mix berry smoothie.
What’s better than a café that specialises in the art of cake making? Customers can enjoy their coffee or tea at this fine venue, which offers all kinds of cakes and desserts that cater to a variety of preferences, while maintaining great service and quality. Their cupcakes are especially delicious, with their red velvet being our favourite.
When you’re up for a rather cosy, down-to-earth setting, Carpaccio is the place to go. It delivers quality service for affordable prices. With a homey atmosphere in all their branches and an attentive staff, customers get to enjoy a wide array of snacks and some delicious coffee. A common favourite is their Escalope Cordon Bleu.
Cilantro is always a great option for meetings and hanging out with friends or family. Their prices are fairly reasonable with no minimum charge. Their service is quick and attentive. The products being served are fresh, and we absolutely love their cherry cola and mocha coffee.
Coco is a wonderful spot where customers can enjoy some mouth-watering drinks, tasty meals and good shisha; along with a select, lively atmosphere and excellent service. Their quesadillas and fajitas are absolutely delightful, while our favourite drink would have to be their Lotus Shake, served in a massive jar to quench your thirst for chocolate goodness.
The perfect mix between a restaurant and a café, Coffeeshop Company is where you can get some top-notch shisha in flavours you never knew existed, as well as some decent main dishes and sushi! It’s the perfect hangout spot to catch up with friends, enjoy a myriad of dishes and some swift service. We love their rocca salad and their array of pizzas.
A famous British chain with branches all over Cairo, Costa is known for their delicious panini sandwiches and their good coffee. The café is a casual spot where you can grab a snack and catch up with friends in a cosy atmosphere. Their service is often swift and the staff is always helpful.
A quirky coffee shop with funky jungle décor, Cuba Cabana serves Tex-Mex dishes with deliciously concocted cocktails, fresh juices and coffees. The atmosphere is comfortable, yet eccentric with its Cuban embellishments. It’s also a wonderful place to kick back and enjoy shisha or play billiards. Their fajitas are excellent, and their price range is reasonable.
A famous German franchise offering a serene atmosphere where one can read or surf the web whilst enjoying a delicious pastry with a strong espresso, Einstein Kaffee is a great choice for anyone who values quietude and fresh coffee beans above all. They also serve some delicious non-alcoholic cocktails and smoothies, among which their piña colada is a common favourite.
El Qahwa Khan serves the most authentic and unique taste of fresh coffee beans, baked goods, sandwiches and snacks. The ambience is tranquil, and the interior décor takes you back to the good old days. Their service is usually swift, and their quiet atmosphere is ideal for bookworms and students.
A specialty coffee house serving a wide variety of gourmet coffee, sandwiches and internationally-renowned sweet delights, Espresso Lab does exactly as the name suggests. This is where rich caffeine beverages are concocted, and served with healthy snacks as a fulfilling breakfast or snack. Their prices are quite reasonable. We love their ‘esfrappas’.
A European style coffee shop with glass walls and high tables, Euro Deli offers a fine selection of coffees and frappes. They also offer great Lebanese salads, pastas and sandwiches as well as a vegetarian menu. While their pastries and sandwiches have mixed reviews, their Lebanese plates and pasta dishes are commonly praised.
This oriental coffee shop is a lively place for cheerful social gatherings. Younger Cairenes love Farah Café for a snack, a full meal or a flavoured shisha. The café also serve delicious oriental desserts and boasts an overall humble, yet comfortable ambience as well as a helpful staff. Great for group outings and a fun venue to watch sports.
Flamenco Café is an ideal place for morning gatherings with a variety of snacks for breakfast, brunch or lunch. The venue is quite down-to-earth with an extensive menu of delicious snacks and main course meals for reasonable prices.
Offering creative coffees, home-made cakes, French pastries, salads, light meals and a variety of flavoured shisha along with live entertainment, Garden Court Café is an elegant and lively venue where you enjoy top-notch services and a delicious menu. We love their cocktails; try their Chocolate Martini.
Garden Promenade Café is one of the most popular weekend venues in Cairo for brunch or lunch in the sun. Its laid-back atmosphere makes it a great casual dining spot where you can also have a cold beer, if you’re not the coffee type. Aside from the lush outdoors, the indoor area also offers tasty food and great pizzas.
An authentic Oriental - Lebanese café where you can chill and enjoy great food and beverages in a different atmosphere, Ghanouje’ boasts an extensive menu with something for everyone; from pizzas and pasta, to fatteh and burgers. The outdoor setting and cosy atmosphere make it a great venue for group outings.
Goal Café is great spot for hanging out, smoking shisha and eating good Italian food. The café offers a large selection of pastas, pizzas and Oriental pastries as well as juices and amazing shisha in a myriad of flavours. Their Fillet De Milano, which they serve with lemon sauce, is delicious.
A café offering a variety of Lebanese and Egyptian food as well as flavoured shishas, Grand Café is a nice spot to enjoy snacks and flavoured shisha in the fresh air of the outdoors. A common complaint is the over-crowdedness of the venue, but the friendly staff and lovely ambience are what make the spot so popular.
Groppi is one of the oldest cafés in Cairo, set in the heart of downtown amidst the stunning classical architecture and authentic Egyptian air. It’s mostly famous for attracting cultured crowds; from poets to renowned writers. Groppi is a great choice for those who want to kick back, relax, and enjoy good service.
A promenade café offering tasty foods, coffees, pastries and great Nutella crêpes, Harris Café boasts excellent testimonials from satisfied customers who highlight the professionalism of the staff and cosiness of the ambience. Though the menu has nothing particularly unique to offer that sets it apart from its competitors, the quality of the food and big portions leave visitors happy.
Il Pennello is a lovely breather from mainstream dining spots. This is where you can paint your own pot in a uniquely themed café while enjoying hot tea, fresh coffee or delicious snacks and ice cream. People of all ages enjoy the activity, as well as the lovely food.
Kafein is, as the name suggests, a great venue to have some delicious caffeinated drinks. The café boasts an ambience perfect for sipping coffee or tea while relaxing and enjoying an extensive menu and reasonable prices.
Kazouza is a restaurant and café focusing on Oriental cuisine. It serves some of the city’s best hawawshi and liver sandwiches alongside unique vintage Coca-Cola bottles. The spot offers a mix of nostalgia and delicious food. A common complaint is a slightly lacking atmosphere, but the service is swift and the food is delectable.
Korba Lounge & Café is a casual spot with a chic garden venue. This is where visitors can catch up with friends in a lovely atmosphere perfect for group outings. Common crowds are sports fans and young shoppers looking for a break. The pasta dishes are common favourites.
L’Aroma is a great venue where you can grab some high-quality coffee drinks and enjoy tasty snacks and desserts. You can recharge and savour some great food and excellent service in this lovely casual coffee shop.
Le Gourmet Café is where you get to enjoy the rich coffees, ice creams and pastries that Mövenpick is famous for at this little venue. Readymade sandwiches and light snacks are also available, making it a lovely spot for hangouts with friends and family.
Le Grand Royal Restaurant and Café offers a relaxing experience to its guests. A down-to-earth venue that serves the best BBQ, the franchise’s interiors are cosy and comfortable, while service is up to par. They serve pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and delicious meat platters.
Left Bank offers a French Brasserie experience with its prime location along the Nile. A wonderful venue where visitors can relax to the stunning view and enjoy the extensive menu and great service; this spot is said to be inspired by downtown Cairo’s cultural salons stimulating self-expression and creative thinking.
Little Ovio is renowned as a venue that presents the same quality and variety of a bakery, with the quick service you need. It is perfect for lunch breaks and quick breakfasts, and ideal for anyone who values quality ingredients and fulfilling portions. You can custom-make your own sandwich, or enjoy their fixed menu. We also love their fresh yoghurt.
A lovely café with a unique vibe and a humble atmosphere, Macan’s outdoor setting is ideally situated in the heart of Heliopolis, where shoppers often stop by for their tasty snacks and great array of beverages. Customers praise the fresh ingredients, hospitable staff and wonderful atmosphere. The flavoured shishas are also good.
Popular café that offers some of the best sushi delicacies in town. If sushi isn’t your choice of cuisine opt for the sandwiches and salads
A restaurant with a great Nile View located in Maadi so you can enjoy your lunch or dinner with an exceptional view.
A fusion of contemporary décor with a slight African touch, Mo Bistro is where you can eat the best steaks in a serene ambience, perfect for anyone who values quietude over lively atmospheres. A good selection of soups, pastas, pizzas, special fillets and beverages are included in their menu. We recommend their deliciously succulent flank steak platter.
A trendy new cafe offering great food including fillet, veal, pasta and pizza. You can play cards, scrabble and jack.
A beautiful coffee shop in a unique location in the Khan. You can enjoy a good selection of shisha and an amazing international menu. There is also live oriental music in the evenings.
Next door to the popular Deals pub, it is a small haven for one to enjoy a coffee, a sandwich, pasta and salads.
A small Café with a great atmosphere and modern décor offering coffees and snacks.
A European restaurant and café, Ovio’s slogan is that they’re driven by a desire to provide quality artisan food for their visitors. The venue offers a selection of fresh bread, delicious patisserie and flavoursome dishes inspired European heritage. Their gourmet burgers and fresh salads are wonderful delicacies.
It’s all about the bun and what’s around it; the crispy layer, the coffee and desserts. If you’re heading to City Stars branch make sure it’s not too crowded by calling ahead.
Offering a wide variety of fresh pastries and sndwiches with their own specialty drinks and famous gourmet coffees. English tea is also on offer at the special tea lounge.
The lamps are made of straw, the seats are built-in and made of clay and the ambience is perfect for a friendly gathering to enjoy a snack, a shisha & a game of backgammon.
Just like its name, yes, it’s purple and it feels like home! It’s a very welcoming environment that encourages fun chats. During daylight, you can enjoy the non-smoking area at Purple.
This cafe is set in a great location, opposite Cairo Marriott and serves a selection of Lebanese, Oriental, Italian and International cuisine.
You can enjoy their outdoors or indoors area all day long starting breakfast and all night long with your favourite Shisha flavour. Food prices and quality are satisfying. You can watch important soccer matches there. Minimum charge may sometimes apply.
The Saraya Café Bistro indoors offers great pizzas ,pastas, and pastries as well as coffees and teas
Italian food in a cosy atmosphere. The pizzas are good and the open-air area is perfect for shisha and get togethers.
As the name suggests, Shakespeare & Co. is a Victorian-themed café and restaurant featuring unique adornments in a setting that blows everyone’s minds. While the mood is as vintage and classy as it can get, this is also complemented with great service and excellent dishes and patisserie, where there is something for everyone in the menu.
Spertaya has a unique friendly aura that makes you feel like you’re hanging out in your own living room. This venue is where you can treat yourself to some great shisha in an extremely casual atmosphere, perfect for group hangouts and endless chitchats. Though the menu is quite limited, prices are fair and the ambience is comfortably homely.
Boasts big sofas and TV screens everywhere, one can choose from a variety of Italian and Mexican sandwiches, hot plates as well as fresh juices and hot drinks.
A good selection of coffees and fresh juices with an outdoor terrace for flavoured shishas.
This bright and sunny brassiere is the main breakfast venue at Le Méridien Heliopolis, with interactive stations for omelets and freshly-squeezed orange juice. The food served features an array of delicacies with a special display of the hotel’s signature breakfast. The restaurant is open around the clock, making it a good choice for lunch and dinner as well, where international a la cart cuisine can be enjoyed.
Famous for its delicious coffees and shakes, also for its cosy setting. Starbucks is one of the most well-known cafés in the world.
Lobby lounge offering snacks and an a la carte international menu with a variety of fresh sandwiches, light meals, a dessert buffet, assorted teas, freshly brewed coffee, cakes and drinks. A trendy meeting place on the lobby level where a variety of teas, beverages, and “du jour” pastries set the mood.
A relaxing, exquisitely furnished tea lounge offering flavoured teas and coffees in an elegant setting playing classical music. Amazing food and desserts.
A cosy, elegant lobby lounge great for an early morning coffee, a midday snack, tea or fresh juices. The pastries are also mouth watering.
One of the most renowned names in the coffee making industry, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is known for its fine brewed coffee beans, teas, iced coffees, snacks and mouthwatering desserts – all produced in-house. A great option to fetch a quick snack, this venue is not just a place for good coffee, but also makes an elegant, yet casual, hangout spot where you can enjoy good food and delicious hot drinks with sophisticated surroundings.
The Mood is an aesthetically tasteful coffee shop that serves deliciously rich beverages. Their coffees and teas are just exceptional, and their dishes are also tasty. Their menu is extensive and features everything from Oriental snacks and fresh salads, to pizzas and grilled meats.
A friendly café with both indoor and outdoor areas offering a great selection of food from different cuisines, Trés Bon’s sandwiches, pastas, desserts and seafood selection are quite tasty and all come in large portions. They also serve great flavoured shisha, which can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace.
The Villa is a restaurant, café, and a pub as well. You can chill with your friends or dance to the beat. Reservation is a must if you’re heading to the pub and minimum charge is applied on weekends or when matches are showing and in special occasions.