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“Traditional coffee shop in iconic surroundings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fishawi's Coffeehouse

Fishawi's Coffeehouse
Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #27 of 3,909 Restaurants in Cairo
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Traditional coffee shop in iconic surroundings”
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

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Arabic first
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English first
Bristol
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Hassled every 2 minutes, out dated loyalty to this place from European travellers”
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 to query it. The manager was unrepentant and hostile.
The loyalty to this place is out dated. Cats everywhere, dirty surfaces.

Visited June 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A nice cafe”
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

Visited March 2014
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Palermo, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“shisha”
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

Visited May 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Let the vibrant atmosphere fill ur hearts”
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.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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