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El Fishawi

#18 of 4,009 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
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Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
+20 2 25906755
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Kassel, Germany
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85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not go there yet? Do not ever think of visitng Cairo without going there at least once. This is real history talking. Still with good quality of drinks without overpricing

Thank ahmedrouby
Hamburg, Germany
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Café is a must see. Located in the middle of a Souk district, you can sit in the alley and enjoy tea, coffe and a variety of delicassies. While you are ther, you enjoy the life in the stree with all the merchants, people, children..... Simply amazing.

Thank 631hamburger
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like to enjoy a cup of tea at Al-Feshawi cafe or glass of Sahlab. very nice place to sit at but always crowded, sometimes you feel you are sitting in someone's lab. there is another coffee shop if you go straight and then turn right if you can't find chairs at Al-Feshawi. You will see all the singers, street... More 

Thank Nahed A
Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Very nice small place near the entrance of Khan Al-Khalili. It is very old, but the quality is very good! You really feel like you are a part of the place when you sit down and start smoking your shisha with a refreshing drink. The prices are really cheap. I didn't eat, and did not see anybody eating there. I... More 

Thank keryavuz
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Our guide, Araby Ahmed, recommended we stop and have coffee at this timeless coffee house while we waited for the shops to open up. He said that it was very historic because a famous Egyptian author came here to write. We enjoyed our coffee as well as the atmosphere.

Thank JuliaSC526
Madrid, New Mexico
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The place has the unique taste of Khan el Khalili and preserves it through the years. I go there always I go to Cairo and the charm of place remains the same.

Thank jlmochon
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

One of the historic destinations in the heart of old Egypt the famous gold market khan El Khalili and beside the famous Al Hussein Mosque. You can enjoy the eastern atmosphere with the bands of talented musicians walking around you, you definitely will enjoy every moment at Al Fishawi. A must visit

Thank Dr-Bassim
Cairo, Egypt
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163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Classic place to stop while visiting Khan al-Khalili, for coffee, tea, juice, and shisha. (I've never seen anyone get food there.) Great atmosphere, but be ready for a stream of very persistent salespeople going from table to table, indoors and out.

Thank avalon2020
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

El Fishawi, it a historical place more than a coffee shop. Don't expect a high level of services or food it is too crowded place not much clean . Why you have to visit El Fishawi . if you are interesting with history & culture i need to know about old Egyptian lifestyle visit El Fishwi. more than that don't... More 

Thank Omar J
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The cafe located in very vital place, its near to khan el khalili famous tourist street also the place is very traditional and its nice to spend late night there while listening this traditional Egyptian music.

Thank Silverboy_90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Mediterranean
Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 25906755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?