The coffee house is packed and busy. The servers are very good at making room, they will move tables and chairs/stools within seconds to form a new area for your group. It is maximizing the minimum space at the best. The decor looks old and authentic.
They offer coffees, teas, several local drinks and Shisha. Shisha was ok. The drinks were good. The local drinks were interesting to try out. One being hot spiced drink with chickpeas in it. In all, we all had a great time. It is more about the local experience.
Very few of the servers speak english, but they all make an effort to understand and serve you the best they can. One guy took me to their kitchen area in the back to show me the drinks they offer so that I can pick what I want. :)
The prices are of course all hiked up for the Tourist. It is still very inexpensive.
Not so good part: The roaming vendors trying to sell you stuff. I get it, it is a local market and thats how these places are. But the same vendor trying to sell you the same good every five minutes is annoying. The Servers would occasionally ask them not to bother the Customers, but that doesnt work much. Be prepared to be pestered. There is no way you can have a conversation at this place without being interrupted every other sentence you speak. Doesn't matter if you are sitting outside or inside, these sellers are all over the place.
Conclusion: Go to Fishawi to just sit and sip a drink and smoke a Shisha, forget about chatting at this place. If you like to be in the middle of the local culture and hustle bustle, this is a must visit place.
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