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Cafe Riche

#640 of 4,063 Restaurants in Cairo}
$$ - $$$Cafe, Middle Eastern,
17 Talaat Harb St | Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“kofta” (2 reviews)
“nice meal” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, International
$$ - $$$
17 Talaat Harb St | Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met a guy who lives in Cairo and He recommend us to visit here. It was nicr and quiet decent place in loud Cairo city center. But coffee was so poor. They just served a hot small pot and packs of instant coffee. The...More

Thank Min young P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is charming in this cafe. It has been a gathering place for everyone from famous Egyptian authors and actors, to ordinary folks like me looking for a cool, quiet atmosphere in busy Cairo. It's a great place to have a cup of coffee...More

Thank almostheaven1951
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in for coffee but found the staff rather unfriendly. Certainly not welcoming and on the rude side. Would not go back. Sooner go to costa.

Thank steverigler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before you come to Egypt and you may read that the people in touristy area such as pyramids are aggressive. Not at all! Egyptians are lovely people, and Egypt is a lovely and beautiful country. The same does apply to this place. Like most tourist...More

Thank Lephongb
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

If you want affordable good food in a classy atmosphere, go to the Greek Club, Tabouleh, or Soumiyya instead. Cafe Riche has charm - or had it. It was once of course a center of Egyptian intellectual history - Nasser and the Free Officers, Naguib...More

Thank Jared S
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This cafe is where all the great Egyptian intellectuals of the late 19th and 20th centuries spent their time discussing politics and social life. Its decoration is authentic and original. Classic-style services from waiters who are polite and attentive and speak multiple languages. Food is...More

1  Thank Marck_Ernest
Reviewed August 15, 2017

I came here with my boyfriend who is from Egypt, and we had a nice meal on the day before I was to go back to Canada. From some of the reviews, I see that people were disappointed, however, I enjoyed my experience. I actually...More

Thank kelsogw
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We had a civilised meal at fair prices soup and I had roast chicken and my colleague had kofta which was great as I tried one!!! Sadly the owner died a year or two ago but family carrying on in same style

Thank mchawkins1
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very beautiful ancient place, the food is average but the service is terrible... what a pity.

Thank Hiby F
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Cafe Riche is a very bad place Poor food, poor service, no air condition and the restaurant is very dirty Totally terrible

Thank Mohamed A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 1:30 AM
9:30 AM - 1:30 AM
9:30 AM - 1:30 AM
9:30 AM - 1:30 AM
9:30 AM - 1:30 AM
9:30 AM - 1:30 AM
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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