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Fishawi's Coffeehouse

Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #30 of 3,919 restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This shop has an ambiance of timelessness. Serves excellent mint tea. You sit and watch the world go by.... undisturbed, except for occasional friendly glances...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Friendly service in the middle of a bustling suq. We learnt all about the history from the proprioter. Delicious traditional coffee made to order. A place to linger to listen and watch the world go by. Sitting outside on the street or inside traditional furnishings

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Bristol
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place is a very very old coffee shop with rows of outside seating. It has a historical loyalty from travellers. You are hassle deveru minute by street traders, and the staff do nothing to stop it. I was charged separately for tea with milk on the side as 2 items and given an Arabic bill, but unread enough Arabic... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This a nice place to sit and have a cup of coffee, tea or a soft drink or juice while shopping in the fascinating area of Khan al khalili

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Palermo, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

most of Egyptian people go there to smoke shisha i find it very fun the prices are reasonable and the coffeehouse is always crowded

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This old restaurant is a classic and a must visit if you want to take in all thats CAIRO. One can spend hours in there and be amazed every time. the hummus drink, the egyptian coffee, the people, the sellers, the waiters, the antiques....it is a cultural cornocopia..must experience it when in Cairo.

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Manama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

the original shisha place in khan elkhalili. you feel the history in every corner, the vintage mirrors, seats and pictures. Enjoy your drinks, amazingly horrible shisha in the heart of AlHussain. be ware of beggars.

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Cairo, Egypt
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

like good taste of tea and other drinks,crowded area and little boys and girls selling staff and hassling.

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London, England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place is absolutely bananas. We were greeted by an energetic waiter and sat on the inside area. There isn't much difference between the outside and inside by the way, it's in the middle of a market and very open. A group of Egyptian girls sat down outside and had a guy sit at their table with a guitar plugged... More

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Cairo
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6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Al Fishawi Coffeeehouse is located at Hussein Square and Khan El-Khalili, it is a nice historical place where you can find and meet painters, writers and movie stars if you visited it at late times. You may enjoy drinking tea with mint while watching people from all over the world moving between bazaars.

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