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El Abd Bakery

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35 Sharia Talaat Harb, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying very close to this place and it was busy all day everyday with locals. One day we tried the ice creams, (50p for two scoops) OMG it was delicious! Possibly the best ice cream I've ever had. It was so smooth and light. We had mango and raspberry, both tasted like real fruit and there was nothing... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a very famous bakery in Cairo, I can see a lot of customers in the bakery everyday. The ice cream is very cheap (5 EGP) for 2 balls. The mango one tasted really like a real mango. The mouthfeel is really different like other ice cream I have tried before in other city. must try and see.

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Thank NateWu
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

During my holiday in Egypt, my friend asked me to buy some of the birth of the Prophet - Moulid An-Nabi festival sweets for him. I bought sesame brittle from El Abd. I took it and travel abroad. When I opened it with my friend, we found a black part looks like mud attached with sesame! I think they made... More 

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Thank Mariam_arayes
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

I love the ice cream here! Best in the world. Very popular bakery and is downtown and always busy. There are no line ups. You have to learn to push through the crowds. But worth it to go and try some of their many offerings.

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Thank Jackie H
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

A better deal or high quality will not be found in Egypt. El Abd is one of the best, if the best, ice cream we've ever eaten. I am not much for fruit flavored ice cream, but El Abd complete changed my feelings. Their mango flavor could stop time itself. This is really the top of what you can get.... More 

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Chicago
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Nostalgic for these delicious sweets. The ice cream has made our international top 5! Bakery items are delicious. No wonder we saw so many pink boxes at the airport when flying back home :)

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Thank kurlybb
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Sweets & pastries are delicious, croissants are really delicious and fresh. I buy them for next day breakfast and still tastes good. Ice cream is also awesome. Try this place you will like it.

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Thank Khalid A
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2015

This tiny place is authentic and has a selection of the most yummy sweets. They will not make your hips shrink and eat too many at your peril. Pace yourself ( I speak from experience) and take a box home. Don't be put off by the queue. It's worth it.

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Padua, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 870 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2015

Its a bit like that at this the number one pastry shop in downtown . They are so busy all the time you will feel lucky to be served . The cakes are well worth the wait and shove too. Try the coconut cakes .... actually everything they make is good . There is some Italian influence in the cakes... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2015

Some of the best ice cream I have ever tasted. We paid more and was walking away. The young man at the counter who spoke no English called us back and told my Arabic speaking friend that we had overpaid. We just ate more ice cream! Wish the store were larger.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Sharia Talaat Harb, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
Description
A chain of bakeries in Cairo, google it to see their lonely planet reviews and yellow pages listing.

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