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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 #20 of 3,910 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Egyptian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Giza, Egypt
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 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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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cairo, Egypt
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
49 helpful votes 49 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 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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