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Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“hummus” (11 reviews)
“kunafa” (4 reviews)
“rice pudding” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bad service, they make you feel that you are doing a favor to them to be there, and a little overpriced comparing other places in Cairo.

Thank Bruno A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with a group of friends , two were locals. The atmosphere was great and lively with the live music, shisha, good food and good service. I’ve tried hawawshi in 3 different places in Maadi Cairo including some on Road 9 and this place...More

Thank Sharon_B_NY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in Cairo's Khan Al Khalli downtown market, this energetic little cafe had tasty Egyptian foods where the staff was gracious and helpful. We went with a local Egyptologist who recommended we explore this restaurant after 5 pm where the locals enjoyed catching up with...More

Thank AdventureDiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely Rest area in the middle of Khan Al Khalili...Drinks and Food are superb however So pricey for a tiny place like that. Also, don't try their soups , they are not fresh sometimes. I don't recommend this place if you are non smoker....More

Thank maabdou2000
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little cafe and restaurant once frequented by the Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz, after whom it is named. The food was excellent - the hummus, in particular. We went there for dinner and were therefore, seated in the restaurant section. The cafe is definitely where...More

Thank Neel-Metta
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

It is nice catch to have quick baits at Naguib Mahfouz cafe during walking tour at Khan Alkhalili and Sharia Almuaaz.

Thank Mohammad Y
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The wait is long, the smoking section is hazy, the sound is loud, the music is inaudible - and I would not have it any other way at all. When the door closes behind you and you're escorted to your table, you feel as though...More

1  Thank Kenn V
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Was visiting Khan al Khalili with friends and were looking for a place to get out of the crowds. This is a great cafe with good service, juice and coffee. As a fan of the writer I had a sense that the cafe was described...More

Thank B G
Reviewed July 3, 2018

The concierge of our hotel knew we were going to Khan al Khalili bazaar, and recommended this restaurant. He gave us a card for it, and my goodness, we would have never found it without that! But whoever we showed it to, for directions, knew...More

Thank LAS L
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely day in khan elkhalili and sure after long walk and sightseeing we decided to go to our favorite place and had a wonderful cup of tea,coscos and it was delicious.

Thank Walaa E
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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