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El Fishawi

Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
+20 2 25906755
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went very early and managed to avoid the crazy afternoon tourist crowds, the atmosphere will be more relax with many empty tables and if you're lucky the owner might even join you for a ciggie, shisa and coffee! Tried the turkish coffee, mint tea...More

Thank Jumaiiyah A
Reviewed 1 week ago

More than 100 years old coffeeshop in the middle of the bazar. A sent of timelessness while sipping a Nana-tea. I could spend hours there! Love it!

Thank doktorpoppy
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to enjoy Shisha of many different flavors, together with tea. A wonderful place to relax in an area surrounded by antiques and the sensory experiences of the past. This place is visited by tourists as well as Egyptians. But if you are...More

Thank George_B670
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after navigating our way through the dense Khan Al Khalil market and following Mr google, we finally found the famous El Fishawi cafe located in the bylanes of this market. However the experience was amazing and worth exploring. This place does not provide any food...More

Thank Rohit G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into good Shisha (hooka) this is great place to chill. It cost 35 Egyptian Pounds ($1). At night it gets nice. Just give the server 5 ponds tip when you settle. Many beggars go by - just ignore them or say something...More

Thank MoeCPA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Fishawi, located beside the 14th-century Khan El Khalili market where the popular Al Hussein mosque is nearby. The oldest, most famous & legendary cafe at the heart of Cairo in this historic destination where famed Egyptian novelist “Naguib Mahfouz” reportedly penned parts of his...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed November 20, 2017

A must go when you are in Khan El-Khalili market. This place is full of lide in the evenings with mostly local patrons. Did not see too many tourist. The place is packed however turnaround is quite fast. Would recommened having a cup of tea...More

Thank Max P
Reviewed November 7, 2017

... without a sip of your favorite tea in this shop. Highly suggested that you swing by this place for a cultural experience.

Thank spoknat
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

The Turkish coffee was great and the service friendly but it took a long time and two reminders before the coffee arrived. The coffee cost 35 Egyptian pounds and came with a small unordered bottle of water which turned out to cost an extra 15.

Thank Phil T
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Nice place to get coffee or tea in the middle of the Khan el Khalil market. Take a break and refresh yourself. Not sure if there's food.

Thank Julian H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 25906755
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