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Cafe Riche

#148 of 3,932 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
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17 Talaat Harb St | Downtown, Cairo, Egypt
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9:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 1:30 am

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
East and West: Glories of Revolutionary Egypt

This is a nice place, and it has a certain atmosphere of the old Cairene about it. It is tucked away on Talat Harb and I must have walked by it a hundred times without seeing it. Its very airy and light, with glass windows running the full length of the main room, and the waiters are all dressed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2014
LSO1973
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Late Night
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This place could have been in Paris or Istanbul. Very classic bistro with great food and drinks. A perfect place to meet friends on your first day or last day of a visit to Cairo. This place has been a gathering of freethinkers and movers and shakers for almost 100 years. Ask the owner if you can get a tour... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

it is a great name, the restaurant is very nice. but bad service. just a tourist place. too expensive

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The food is very mediocre if not poor. And then the service. What can I say...terrible. One of my friends actually very politely asked the floor manager kinda guy if the waiter could pay just a little bit more attention, as response the man said: "you can go to another restaurant if you don't like it". Bottom line: terrible service,... More 

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Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The location is right in the heart of Downtown. The décor is old world charm. As is the ambience. The service, food, wine and prices make this a memorable place to dine. I love to have a final farewell dinner here before leaving Cairo. Its charming in every detail.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

in the downtown Cairo finding a clean establishment is harder than finding an honest man in the parliament, that is why Cafe Riche gets its only star. it is clean. other than that the food is so bad I am having difficulties finding a metaphor, extremely bland mezes not even with a single drop of olive oil, half of the... More 

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Giza Governorate, Egypt
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The waiters there, actually everyone working there, are very rude. The food and the dessert is average, not bad but not the greatest. The person in charge the day I was there last week told me and my friends that we have to order dinner and that we cannot order only drinks and dessert, funny because its called "Cafe" Riche... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The traditional Cairo hang-out of intellectuals and artists has its superb charm and friendly Nubian waiters. Stella beer is good anywhere in Cairo, but this is a classic place to drink your beer. The menu hasn't changed much in ages. Traditional. No refinement, so visit the place for the atmosphere and if you need to eat a bit, then get... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The only reason I would go there is the historic background. Food is below average and waiters are really rude. I don't appreciate door check policy too at all. Grab a coffee or tea there avoid meals

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a nice place, and it has a certain atmosphere of the old Cairene about it. It is tucked away on Talat Harb and I must have walked by it a hundred times without seeing it. Its very airy and light, with glass windows running the full length of the main room, and the waiters are all dressed in... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant, the ambiance is really nice and the service was fine. But the food was just ok. Maybe we had too high of expectations after reading on several websites about this place but the food didn't surprise us. The grilled chicken was bland and the fish fingers were fine. Expect a good place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Talaat Harb St | Downtown, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Monday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?