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“A haven in the centre of Cairo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Riche

Cafe Riche
17 Talaat Harb St | Downtown, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #149 of 3,931 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Crawley, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“A haven in the centre of Cairo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I've been in Midan Talaat Harb many times, but somehow missed this great little café. It's got oodles of character, with excellent service and the food is good too.
Don't miss it, I'll certainly go back. It's not too far from the Egyptian Museum to nip out for a welcome lunch-time snack.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Harrogate
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146 restaurant reviews
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
“Great oldie world setting good value quality food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We eat in here a few times great staff and location near museum it's used to be the meeting place of the cairo intellectuals dating back to 1900's well worth a visit the owner looks grumpy but is a really great guy!!! The eldest waiter is great too!!!

Visited April 2013
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Roskilde, Denmark
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Very original downtown Cairo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Recommend by a Cairo friend we went there with new travle friends. The entrance to this old cafe is like stepping back som fifty years in time where cash is the only mode of payment. Great service and very good food and a unique feel of the place.

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Oslo, Norway
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“nice feeling ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Tasty food at reasonable price, nice guys, historical interior, guests of a certain kind ... a funny looking owner ... all in all totally recommendable!

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Brilliant restaurant with amazing atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We went to Cafe Riche twice during our stay in Cairo earlier this month, and really enjoyed it. The cafe has a brilliant, peaceful atmosphere, and you can very much appreciate its long and colourful history. The staff is very helpful, the food excellent (and cheap!), and the location perfect. Great experience! Try the lentil soup!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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