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Cafe Riche

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17 Talaat Harb St | Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt
23929793
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9:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 1:30 am
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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and decided to visit Cafe Riche in Cairo for brunch. The location and history of the cafe goes back many years. Echo's of musicians, scholars and revolutionaries still rings through it's walls. The atmosphere, service and food are staples of Egyptian hospitality. If you're lucky enough and smile, you might be able to get a tour of the... More 

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القاهرة
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Riche is really a unique place to enjoy the real old Cairo atmosphere ,and smell the history ,not to mention the hospitality and the authentic food . Myself and my husband went on our weekend day and really enjoyed the place ; it's one of that places that u feel comfortable and absolutely decide to visit often , prices... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Cafee' with alot of history and memorial placefor those who had the chance to visit Cairo during old days.

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Thank adelsami9
Hurghada, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Waited a long time to get served, when we did 3 out of 4 drinks came, then we ordered food average at best when we finished the 4th drink came the worst hot chocolate ever I think they used water from the nile.

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Thank flynny69
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Very historic. The cafe where Nasser and others plotted their revolution and the turning over of the government. Little has changed in its decor and it's well worth a visit.

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Thank Manc-Holidays
Cairo, Egypt
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

And when I say 'Classic Egyptian' I mean old and tired. And smokey. Dirty. But Cafe RIche is iconic, so it's worth a visit. Especially if you're doing some sight seeing downtown. The clientele was very eclectic and a fun conversation with your dinner companion as to who everyone is and what are they doing in Cairo! I ordered the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This quirky restaurant/bar/pub is a great place to unwind and enjoy coffee, tea and a light meal. The waitstaff are attentive and the atmosphere teleports you back to Cairo 1940-1950. Many a revolutionary would meet at this cafe and plot their strategies. Great location and nice to have a quiet place to chill.

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Thank CGARDNERBOSTON
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This cafe has a lovely olde worlde feel to it perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of Cairo. We had a selection of starters which were delicious.

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Thank Kezban H
Cairo
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328 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Going or meeting someone in Cafe Riche is going back to the 60th... still decorated in the stile of the time you feel history. The cafe was opened 1908, often closed and reopened only recently. If you come for food: it serves Egyptian-Lebanese food, nothing special. They serve alcohol, but since September 2016 with the new VAT prices have increased,... More 

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Thank sakkara11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

If you wanna spend a quite time in the hectic downtown I recommend Riche for very nice stuff , good variety of food , wonderful atmosphere and good prices .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, International, Mediterranean, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Monday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Talaat Harb St | Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: 23929793

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