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El Fishawi


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Late Night
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service, Waitstaff
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

El Fishawi is an experience, not just a place to go to for a coffee. Besides the stories around the place and its high profile visitors, is the atmosphere. Not for those preferring fancy places but ideal for those who want to really take a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank oanago
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Crowded but that’s part of the experience, you’re almost shoulder to shoulder with the next table and yet, peddlers manage to do business between the tables and musicians find a place on your table to entertain you... it’s not the taste of their tea that...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tarekz82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This nostalgic cafe is a great place to sit and have a break after wandering the souk. I really enjoyed the mint tea and just watching as everything passed by. Be prepared to be approached by hawkers trying to sell you something. But a kind...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lightningboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to drink a cup of tea and rest after long walk in the old souks. Recommended. Near the Hussein Mosque area.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AFahel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a 200 years old cafe and Napolean is said to have visited the placed. The tea served is a typical egyptian tea (Kehva) for which you need to develop the taste before you start liking it. The price is very nominal, the cafe...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Fahad Qamar Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

.... equally loved by Egyptians and foreigners. Whenever I come to Khan al Khalkili I stop here for a coffee or tea on my way out. Waiters are nice, coffee is good, and there is a lot to see as people and sellers pass by....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank artalmon
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Walking around the various shops of the bazaar, squeezing through the crowds, and bargaining can be quite tiring. Take a well-earned break at the famous El Fishawi café and smoke a Shisha or drink a Turkish coffee.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank SmokinMedia_com
Reviewed February 7, 2019

One of the most well known cafes in all of the Khan el Khalili area, its almost always packed with a good mix of locals and visitors , its a great place to watch the world and his wife go by and have a relaxing...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank egyptology4all
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

It's so crowdy,its not just about the place even too many seller are hidden you by their stuff,,,so ask the worker do you have a place am just alone !!! No one is reply ,,,,excuse me do you have a place no one reply !!!!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dlnyas2018
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Your experience at El Fishawy, Cairo’s #1 Coffee house, will in no small measure depend upon having an Arabic speaker / guide who accompanies you (unless you prefer to try “Luck” as noted by those who left poor reviews - thus not such a great...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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