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5 Sharia Sayyed al-Bakry | Zamalek, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Glencoe, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

What was once the best vegetarian restaurant in Cairo has given in to mass-market pressure and now serves meat. The food is pretty good, not excellent but certainly more than adequate, but the staff are enough to put customers off. So slow to serve expats, uncommunicative and surly. I avoid the place unless I have no option. Sad, once it... More 

Thank shaggyd0g1
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Went there with a few friends for drinks. Atmosphere was really nice. Food and appetizers were pretty good, although portions are quite small for the asking price as it is over priced. Also waiters seemed to take advantage of our good spirits and the fact we were ordering drinks and kept bringing us rounds that weren't really asked for and... More 

Thank Emma-Salam
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

We came here because it was said to be the first veg restaurant in Cairo and were excited to try it out. There weren't really many veg options (we are vegan). We ordered and both asked for no cheese on our meals. Mine was fine but his was covered. They took it back and literally just scraped all the cheese... More 

Thank Sasha S
Vienna, Austria
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

a longtime bestseller! aftercsome years i went there again....typical handwritten menue was still there and the quality of the food was as good as ever! soups are great.....a ginger carrot soup was just the right thing ti have as a starter. salad and chicken in lime sauce were great. menue is written in english.

Thank tinguely
Berlin, Germany
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

I sort of remember this place from the 90s and new millennia, where we used to hang out , now u find a bouncer telling u that only couples are allowed and with reservation, so I knew some ppl inside and it was ok drinks are ordinary cocktails ok but good prices for sure , upstairs more secluded area downstairs... More 

1 Thank dacronbasha
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Friendly restaurant, on two floors, L'Aubergine downstairs and Ogma upstairs, with a shisha balcony. Powerful ACs and dual menus available, with many different options for food, coffee and drinks (non·alcoholic). In The Courtyard complex behind Bandar Mall, just opened recently. Outdoor seating also, with good vegetarian entrees and breakfast selections. Favourites: English Breakfast, gazpacho, all soups and salads, blue cheese... More 

1 Thank Rachel N
Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Well portions are for babies but rich ones. Wrong check that included item paid in a separate check, when waiter is asked to modify it, he claimed that no one paid anything, without even checking before accusing me of being a liar or a bluff. Visa is not working without a pin code! i swear i don't have a pin... More 

2 Thank Mi5a
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The place is ok nothing out of this world situated in zamalek behind diwan bookshop next to deals pub, the alexandrian liver was great and hot as a starter snack, also the haloumi cheese was not bad other plates we ordered seemed heavy at night, a bit smoky crowded even during the week sometimes yoy need to know people to... More 

Thank dtchacos
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

I went to L'Aubergine late evening with Egyptian friends to have a drink. It was a nice place with a friendly atmosphere. The prices was fair. I had a lot of fun and will for sure visit again.

Thank Mette M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not a lot I can say, except avoid it like the plague, We were so ill after visiting here, First time we both had the same food whilst in Egypt. Tasted good, but paying the price 12 hours later and we had to catch a plane to luxor, 48 hours later and I still can't eat without it coming out... More 

Thank martin_monaghan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Sharia Sayyed al-Bakry | Zamalek, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?