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Cafe Riche

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17 Talaat Harb St | Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt
9:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 1:30 am
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Nashville, Tennessee
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1,186 reviews
597 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 760 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016

The food was below average. The place is run down and not clean. They did not have some of their main menu items available. The chicken was rubbery/slimy and came with frozen mixed vegetable that were oily. The elderly gentleman that waited on us was not friendly, actually fairly indifferent. Allegedly the oldest restaurant in Cairo...I do not recommend under... More 

2 Thank Ann C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice historical place but the food is horrible and disgusting! The chicken tasted really bad! Even though it was fried but you could still tell that it wasn't washed properly, it smelled horrible! And when we called for the manager she sat down and lighted a cigarette and refused to approach our table.. Anyhow we went over to... More 

3 Thank Lyn P
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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915 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2016

This cafe is historic and atmospheric. Some of the great intellectuals and leaders of modern Egypt have met here. Unfortunately, it is run down and a bit dirty. Even in a city of questionable hygiene, I would not have coffee here as a tourist.

1 Thank dmittleman
Malmo, Sweden
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

No good food. Meat was too chewy, pommes frites was cold (why'd you serve that) and especially the service wasnt any good. Tried to get their attention but they walked past by. Avoid.

2 Thank ola840
Cairo, Egypt
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Nice old atmosphere but was dissapointed from the very dirty tables (filthy) & couver. The worse was the very unfriendly waiters. Food and salads were mediocre. Prices were okay. Really wish they do something to regain their old good reputation; "Khossara" 😥

2 Thank Sameh A
San Francisco
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

From the old fashioned exterior I imagined to see Peter Lorre running it as in an old film noir. How bitterly disappointing the reality turned out to be! It says Bar on the door but there is no bar, just a restaurant. It clearly is a local hangout for some ex- pats but I think it is required that one... More 

2 Thank BeachyGal1
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123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Cafe Riche is s Cairo institution. Sitting down feels like being swept into a time warp where nothing could possibly disturb the unhurried movement of the waiters, their composure as they retrieve a napkin fallen to the floor, or the serenity that envelops you only a few yards from the chaotic bustle of the street outside. It would only take... More 

Thank TheBigStick
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

If you want a beer during prayer time, this is the place. The food was ok. But the place it self disgusting. The table cloth was covered with stains, crumbs, and hair. Also there was hair on the oil and vinegar bottles.

Thank Martina Z
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 6, 2015

No idea why people like this place so much. Out of the 3 dishes we ordered only 1 was tasty. Bad advertising for Egyptian food. Also bad and incredibly slow service. Woul absolutely not recommend going here

1 Thank Sannico
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent people were nice and the service time is also excellent. Beers .. wine and alcohol is served there .. prices is pretty fair for the other bars prices... food looked good however I was goood with the drinks.

Thank Ahmed A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Bar, International, Mediterranean, Pub, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?