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Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, Middle Eastern,
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Long after sunset and iftar (the "breaking of the fast"), we went to this restaurant to see if they had any seating available. It was packed as usual but we were able to secure a table at the "snack" area. We ordered the mezze and...More

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 4 July 2017

we had a family sohour this Ramadan 2017 which was excellent a variety of delicious food , we really enjoyed the time despite the loud voice of the band outside the main dining area

Thank Mona Y
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

It's one of the loveliest places I have seen in Cairo, as the city is really struggling with poverty and dirtiness, this Cafe/Restaurant was clean and has a cool atmosphere especially for tourists. The food and the drinks were tasty and with a nice shape,...More

1  Thank Ahmed F
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This cafe is inside an ally within the most visited place in historic Egypt. Being handicapped, it was a struggle to get in/out of the place for various reasons. We visited the place at night and it was packed and full of action. Music was...More

Thank Mahmoud E
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We had a group Iftar in 2017. The food, service, atmosphere were great. We were seated in the mini restaurant which is more private. We had dessert listening to live music which was very enjoyable. The place is well maintained and highly recommended.

Thank aelhakim
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We went for eftar in Ramadan , great food I ate pigeon & duck, molokhia was amazing , great Ramadan feast & the oriental band so nice & entertaining , I had the best time full of laughter , good music & much joy

Thank Reham z
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I strongly recommend it for you. The food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere there all are perfect. It is in the middle of Hussain Area.

Thank Sa S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a special restaurant. You are immediately taken in a journey with time to the beautiful 40s and 50s Arabic music and art. The atmosphere is very friendly with cheerful live Arabic music players with instruments that are unfortunately rarely seen in our...More

Thank rkaouche
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This cafe is located in Old Cairo in the main bazaar (Khan al-Khalili). Great food and service. The cafe itself is very beautiful.

Thank Katie_615
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you came to Cairo for the first time you defenitely should try it. For repeaters it may be not so exiting but still tasty.

Thank Natallia-BY
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Moss T
3 September 2017|
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Response from Mahmoud E | Reviewed this property |
No they do not.
13 March 2017|
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Response from goldenstar2005 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I had full lunch - a main course each, salad and a drink (non-alcoholic) each for about 400 LE, all taxes included. This would give you a fair idea. I would say that 800 LE is a safe bet for 4 people. Regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +202-5903788
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