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Fishawi's Coffeehouse

Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #30 of 3,901 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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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Egyptian experience in a glass bottle. Enjoy your tea with mint leaves or a strong cup of Turkish coffee. All the egyptian hot and cold drinks with a great shisha. In the heart of khan el khalily, expect to be a little jammed with your seat, but it's worthwhile.

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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

this place is a little hard to find- i've tried on several trips to cairo. try shisha (hookah) and mint tea in this timeless cafe. the hawkers made enjoying the otherwise beautiful atmosphere a little difficult, but still worth the visit.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Suddenly, you have been flying using a carpet to old Basra in Baghdad where you can meet Aly Baba and enjoy the ancient history, shisha, tea with mint, oriental food, watching ppl come n go, if you are a foreigner you will enjoy it, service is good and rapid.

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Cologne, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This cafe was recommended to us by friends and it was not a disappointment. The ambience, the drinks and the service were top class. The only irritating thing was the continuous bothering by hawkers who wanted to sell their wares. This has to be turned away with a firm no, lest they bother you the entire stay.

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Amman, Jordan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A visit to Fishawi is a must for anyone who is going to or lives in Cairo. As you sit there you can really feel the history of the old part of Cairo and you can imagine all the people who must have sat there over the decades - it's just beautiful and worth it for the atmosphere. The tea... More

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San Francisco, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We came here on the recommendation of some Egyptian friends and found it to be quite charming. Come by for a break with some tea and hookah (that's pretty much all there is on the menu). The cafe is very old and doesn't seem to have changed much since. Get a seat outside and watch all the people passing. The... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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10 reviews 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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