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Secret Garden Cafe

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Café, English, Tea Room, Egyptian
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Radwa Sherifa St | Opposite Sonesta Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Home baked English Savouries,Pastries,Pies,Cakes and Wholemeal bread. Also...
Home baked English Savouries,Pastries,Pies,Cakes and Wholemeal bread. Also try our Egyptian cuisine freshly cooked with daily specials by our Egyptian chef. We also offer a new range of loose leaf teas served in cafetiers with a free hot water top up!!Every Sunday from 12 noon till 4pm we offer Sunday Lunch for 45LE or have two courses for 55LE!! Either a soup of dessert of the day.Come and have a look at the Secret Garden book exchange...bring in your old book and swop it for just 5LE! Or choose a new read for just 10LE!! WiFi available soon....
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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My Oasis of calm in the madness if Luxor

This place is as I stated, an oasis of peace in crazy Luxor. Laura is a fabulous hostess who will give you a warm welcome, and inside info on anything you need to know about the local area. Food is great, particularly the millionaires cupcakes. Wifi is free, with an excellent signal which is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
PlymouthTrish
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

This place is as I stated, an oasis of peace in crazy Luxor. Laura is a fabulous hostess who will give you a warm welcome, and inside info on anything you need to know about the local area. Food is great, particularly the millionaires cupcakes. Wifi is free, with an excellent signal which is an added bonus.

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London
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Based on reviews tried this restaurant for lunch as was close to my hotel. Lots of english options, which may have been fine. I wanted Egyptian, ordered a kofta and salad. Was terrible. Didnt even have any tahina to go with it. Literally tased like it had been heated from frozen in a microwave and put onto a plate with... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A really good meeting place to meet and chat with friends over coffee and light meals, fabulously clean, and very relaxed. A good range of food for breakfast and lunch at keen prices. If you have never visited the Secret Garden you do not know what you are missing. You will always find Laura and Mahmoud helpful if you require... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After suffering "breakfast" at my hotel for two days, this became the regular morning 10.00am visit for both myself and another Brit, Kevin. Same brilliant owner, Laura, as the Jewel In The Nile. The one morning we both had scones straight out of the oven, with the obligatory butter and strawberry jam. Wonderful! Very popular with Brits and deservedly so.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The lunchtime snack of a pitta and sausage was yum. A friend’s Mango Juice was lush and he even managed a second, as he has hollow legs. The wifi is brilliant in there, much better than the Sonesta’s Reception, Laura puts the code in for you. The smoking is off-putting though.

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Brackley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This café is well worth a visit. Just a really nice clean and friendly place with excellent service.

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Luxor, Egypt
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very nice cafe, great food. A little bit of England in Luxor, were you can relax. Owned by a English lady that greets you with a smile and is very helpful. This cafe is very popular with the English residents & tourists, it is also nice to sometimes just call in for a coffee and a chat. The cafe has... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Cute cafe ran by a friendly welcoming English lady. Also had free wi-fi which is hard to come by in other restaurants and hotels in the area. Food is well priced, homely, simple but good. Would also recommend its sister restaurant; jewel of the nile if going out in the evening.

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East London, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very UK English! Great tea, Great chats, Free WIFI. Good wholesome English food. English books available to loan or to buy. Donations go to ACE. Bought a beautiful calendar here which was pictures of the animals.

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Harrogate
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214 reviews 214 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately Laura was in uk but her husband mahmoud looked after us well, as usual, we had the home made burgers which were great... Service and great food and drink !!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Radwa Sherifa St | Opposite Sonesta Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Café, English, Tea Room, Egyptian

Description

Home baked English Savouries,Pastries,Pies,Cakes and Wholemeal bread. Also try our Egyptian cuisine freshly cooked with daily specials by our Egyptian chef. We also offer a new range of loose leaf teas served in cafetiers with a free hot water top up!!Every Sunday from 12 noon till 4pm we offer Sunday Lunch for 45LE or have two courses for 55LE!! Either a soup of dessert of the day.Come and have a look at the Secret Garden book exchange...bring in your old book and swop it for just 5LE! Or choose a new read for just 10LE!! WiFi available soon....
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?