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“Authenticity and a different atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

Naguib Mahfouz Cafe
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt
+202-5903788
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Ranked #21 of 3,346 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Egyptian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Giza, Egypt
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Authenticity and a different atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Authentic food and drinks.
If it were a tad larger it would be perfect, it's just too crowded, yet I'd recommend it for any one visiting el Hussein, Khan Khalili or Muaz L Deen Ellah street.

Visited October 2012
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cairo, Egypt
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Authentic atmosphere ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Food was great, music was very authentic and prices are reasonable ... smoking area should be provided .....

Visited May 2012
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Rockville, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Favorite cafe in Cairo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I can not go to the Khan without eating here; it is my favorite cafe in Cairo. Best tamaya (using coriander and sesame) and fuul I have had since living here. The waiters are so friendly and the prices unbeatable. I have only eaten at the cafe but there are two other restaurants in the establishment, with one featuring a more upscale dining menu and atmosphere.

Visited December 2012
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Tripoli, Libya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

it is was very interesting night in this cafe ,, with traditional food and friendly ppl stuff .. i am happy to been there in Cairo old city ... i hope visit it again

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“We love this place but it is being renovated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We usually go there for the excellent food and music. It is Egypt as we like it, bot nessessarily how Mahfouz know it. Because it was being renovated we went to Fishawi, which made us appreciate this coffee shop even more..,, next time for sure

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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