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Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

#21 of 4,076 Restaurants in Cairo}
$$ - $$$Cafe, Middle Eastern,
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“falafel” (9 reviews)
“rice pudding” (2 reviews)
“juice” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I always like to come here when I am in Cairo. I was here with my cousin. We sat and listened to music, as well as eating falafel and houmous and other delightful finger food. service is great. Always a wonderful and relaxed atmosphere. Shisha...More

Thank Umberdos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the heart of Khanel'khalili bazaar is this cozy and stylish cafe and restaurant. Beside it's impressive history, we enjoyed the rustic chic ambiance and the delicious very well prepared traditional Egyptian food and beverages.

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a friend take us here the other week not knowing what to expect, we definitely were on the hunt for a lovely place like this! Place was packed! Everyone was really enjoying themselves it was great. Had a couple of mango smoothies as we...More

Thank Abigail W
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

I went there in July with friends, a little paradise in Khan El Khalili market. Food was so tasty , lots of options, very nice decoration and staff was nice and very helpful.

Thank Egyptsunset
Reviewed August 13, 2017

we were there in Ramadan, last June, it was wonderful Ramadan atmosphere, food, drinks, dessert, ShiSha and music were amazing, we all enjoyed our Iftar and had nice time there.

Thank Kimo20978
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Very nice Egyptian decoration! Very nice coffe, good prices and good shisha. Polite and good service.

Thank Maria K
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

The food is lovely. A lot of traditional Egyptian food is offered as well as international cuisine can be catered for. The service was very good and the restaurant and cafe atmosphere is very nice. They have live band in the cafe as well.

Thank mahmoud s
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

They have good food but the shisha is one of the best and the atmosphare is amazing with a singer and people singing along was great night

Thank Kareem A
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Expensive and bad taste. The food bad taste, bad arrange table, and the entertainment is so so so loud!

Thank One M
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We stepped into this cool and clean oasis during a stroll in Khan al-khalili, nice place, great service, lovely "Um Ali" dish!

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Moss T
September 2, 2017|
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Response from Mahmoud E | Reviewed this property |
No they do not.
March 12, 2017|
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Response from goldenstar2005 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I had full lunch - a main course each, salad and a drink (non-alcoholic) each for about 400 LE, all taxes included. This would give you a fair idea. I would say that 800 LE is a safe bet for 4 people. Regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +202-5903788
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