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Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

) #18 of 4,037 Restaurants in Cairo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Middle Eastern, , Cafe
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
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5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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61 - 70 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 29 May 2016

the title describe it all!! it is only the location which is attractive. Food quality is below normal while prices above normal. Service is slow. The place could take some radical cleaning

1  Thank Gamal_Mik
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Located in the heart of Khan Al Khlili area on the Main Street of Khan Al Khslili, the old bazar. It has been completely designed to give a feel of an oriental restaurant in a very oriental setting. The café is named after the great...More

1  Thank greekcypriot2009
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Great selection of live music , staff is very friendly and welcoming , great atmosphere. Order the traditional feteer , great experience for foodies

Thank LamaKhatieb
Reviewed 13 April 2016

After a few hours in the hustle and bustle of the Khan this is an air-conditioned oasis which is guaranteed to refresh. Recently reopened after a refit this restaurant has great service, good food, drink and shisha and a great atmosphere. Can be a bit...More

Thank shaggyd0g1
Reviewed 6 April 2016

1.Even though the food was good, it was overpriced and the portions are too small. 2.They seemed to not have enough space for everyone to sit, and it was poorly ventilated - not ideal if you have children, due to all the smoke from the...More

Thank Maryw1982
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Lunch at famous Naguib Mahfouz Cafe. He is a Nobel Laureate (1988). We ate Koshary and Sausage Sandwich and "Grandma's Pie" There are 2 lunch menus. Save your money and get the snacks one. It's really plenty. There is smoking but not bad.

Thank Kirsy1
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

As a foreigner i wanted to experience something, that shows the actual oriental culture side of Egypt. And ended up here. The place is crowded, yes, but it's definitely worth visiting just for the fantastic atmosphere, incredibly friendly staff and offffcoooourrrseeee magical shisha. The music...More

Thank lorathetraveler
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Loved this place. I had my first koshari even tho I was a little doubtful because of the combination of carbs. Forgedda bout it! Koshari tastes fabulous, perfectly seasoned. We also had the appetizer plate with about a dozen different items, stuffed grape leaves, baba...More

Thank Pam T
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Staff was extremely rude...the place was basically empty when my husband and I stopped in for some koshary. The waiter came and asked us for our order and we weren't ready yet so my husband told him "give us a minute". The waiter turned around...More

Thank fa484
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

The setting and atmosphere is fantastic. Pair that with a walk through the Khan and you've got a superb couple of hours well spent.

Thank AndiMG
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Hey folks! What would you say is an average price of a meal and beverages for 4 people here? (Egyptian LE)
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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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