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El Fishawi

#15 of 3,926 Restaurants in Cairo
#15 of 4,019 Places to Eat in Cairo
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Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
225906755
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice spot for tea

Wonderful old-school café with great tea service. Really good for people watching in this very busy spot in the bazaar. Ordered the mint tea and it was delicious, service was prompt and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
MNSQ575
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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East Cowes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to go here to get the real taste of Egypt. Sit inside or out. It is in a side street of the Bazaar, just watch life. It looks like you could possibly be back in time. Quiet but bustling, no vehicles can get round here. Coffee very strong. Ask for Nescafe. Tea is good.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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552 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the advent of all the troubles in the Middle East and Egypt, the tourists have left. Although this restaurant/coffee house is still atmospheric, it is relatively empty. In fact, the entire Khan is relatively empty. Certainly stop for a quick coffee, but don't expect the hustle and bustle that made the Khan and El Fishawi's famous.

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Thank dmittleman
saudi arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it is not a classy place and not well-organized, but still i like it. The tea sahlab and shiaha there is something unique. I recommend you to go there and have some pictures

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Thank SA_traveller_SA
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a little over a week in Egypt, and our guide recommended El Fishawi to us for our last night in Cairo. Located right off of Khan el Khalili, it was a great spot to visit. The tea was delicious, there were musicians there playing Egyptian music, and the overall atmosphere was great. Glad we got to visit!

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Thank MinaMay17
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful old-school café with great tea service. Really good for people watching in this very busy spot in the bazaar. Ordered the mint tea and it was delicious, service was prompt and friendly.

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Thank MNSQ575
Corpus Christi, Texas
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A traditional Egyptian cafe. Awesome coffee. Lots of fun with the vendors all around. Just go. If you don't like it just stick with the sterile environs of Abu Dabai.

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Thank gardengoddess54
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Fantastic setting for tea in this 1800 gem of a place Situated in the Bazzar Relax watch the people go past be hassled by merchants enjoy the tea in this unique place Thoroughly recommend this place Its got atmosphere water pipe smokers colour décor youll love it

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Thank keithba55
Casablanca, Morocco
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I like the place very much i cant forget the moment there near the hotel the staf is soo helpful and cool Exactly Ihab was so nive man and bobo and ahmed beta2 al wil3a

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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

A very old and famous coffee shop situated in Khan El Khalili . You can enjoy Egyptian drinks as well as sheesha. The May drawback is that you get bothered with individual from the street coming in and bothering you trying to convince you to buy !!

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Thank Dheya_T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Traditional, Yummy drinks, lots of local musicians, bubbling with People & Extremely reasonably priced. Walking to reach to the coffee shop are beautiful giveaways and souvenirs on all sides and routes leading to the coffee shop. A must see place but be prepared to be harrassed by tens of peddlars and sellers. If you are a philanthropic tourist, have with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: 225906755

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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