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Fishawi's Coffeehouse

#29 of 3,930 Restaurants in Cairo
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Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Historic atmosphere

Fishawi café established many years ago. With it's historical design and antiques you can feel that you returned to the present past of cairo. Most of time is crowded and also you will find a lot of silly sellers who trying to make you buy anything as everywhere in khan el khalili. During your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
AhmedMorshedy
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Cairo, Egypt
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Cairo, Egypt
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Fishawi café established many years ago. With it's historical design and antiques you can feel that you returned to the present past of cairo. Most of time is crowded and also you will find a lot of silly sellers who trying to make you buy anything as everywhere in khan el khalili. During your tour at khan el khalili you... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A very famous cafe place in Egypt. Small place and extremely crowded during the night. Be prepared to be hassle by paddlers. Mint tea is ok.

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Athens, Greece
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38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

when we are in Cairo at Khan Khali we sit for shisha and tea in this kafe. grafical place around many shops. many people. only here you can find good price. many years ago the most famouse writer Nagib Mahfuz was sitting there . writting his story. not miss it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

When my wife and I travel, we enjoy getting a little touch of local life. Granted, Fishawy's Coffeehouse is located in the middle of one of the bigger 'tourist draws', Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, it still retains some of the old world charm that we were hoping for. After battling the gauntlet of vendors trying, sometimes physically, to drag us into... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Amazing to sit in a coffee house that has been trading since before European civilization in Australia. The place is tucked away in the bowels of markets (which are also worth a wander) but an experience worth going the extra mile for. A mint tea and shisha in this spot (along with a few photos) is a memory forever. Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Service is egyptian style... You are dragged into the coffeeshop and impatiently asked what you want, but once you get your mint tea you are at peace to drink it (except for the hawkers) and watch the chaotic suk life unravel... The tea is good and inexpensive, and the atmosphere is worth a visit, even if it is not precisely... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Go for the history, go for the cultural interest, go for the wonderful tea and shish. But most of all go for the total experience which is truly unique.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The place is very good and comfortable. Shisha flavor is so good. The price is very high compared with any other shops in Cairo. The normal Shisha in Cairo (non tourism areas) is 1 EGP which is less than 0.2 USD

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Its a landmark and should have its own world heritage listing i think. People flock here from all over the world to soak up the ambience and take a mint tea or egyptian coffee. The coffee with cardomom is divine . some people take double apple shisha here . Lots of interesting things to look at . The place is... More 

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Romeoville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Tucked down a small alley, is the oldest coffeehouse in Cairo. What a great place to grab a drink and smoke some Hookah. The atmosphere is also very welcoming even to foreigners. Unfortunately there are some locals that will try to sell you junk while your soaking in the experience but don't let that stop you!

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

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