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El Fishawi

#27 of 4,024 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
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Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
+20 2 25906755
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This traditional Cafe is inside the Khan El Khalil bazaar, in a narrow street, but easy to find. The decoration is antique, very beautiful and relaxing. There is both inside and outside seating area, just on the street. A wonderful place to have coffee and/or tea, and smoke shisha. A "must" visit when in Cairo.be aware when sitting outside you... More 

Thank Princess_Huda
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most famous sites of the history of ancient Cairo has a decorative design heritage is very dazzling and the most magnificent surrounded by shops Antiques and handicrafts, but the place is many begging and most of the cooperation of the co-sponsors with beggars !! They are allowed to enter and sit with you in a rude and... More 

Thank الفالح ا
Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touristy, yes. Local, yes. Efficient service and the buzz of Khan El Khalili makes this a fun place to visit. Always worth going back to you, especially if you like balady awha.

Thank Nicola M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love their mango juice!! Excellent service! You will really feel you are in Cairo!! You should visit el fishawi if you're in cairo.

Thank Mara J
Hong Kong, China
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370 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Think of authentic atmosphere, kind of bohemian and laid-back. The aroma of coffee and tea, sheeshas everywhere, chatting, laughter, sometimes oud and drums brought in by guests played away here...that's what this special place is all about. It is worth a trip to the market just to be here, and not do any shopping.

Thank la_speranza
Altadena, California
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

El Fishawi seems to be very popular! It's in a small alley in the market, but there are big signs all around. The staff quickly got us a table for 6 and we had coffee & tea. We had some food we ate, and they didn't have a problem with that at all. Lots of vendors come by to try... More 

Thank NatAtHome
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1,449 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing turkish coffee in the oldest coffee shop in Cairo. A place where renoun egyptian writers spent their time. A great place to serve some amazing egyptian coffee. The location in the Cairo bazar making it more attractive.

Thank thor2705
Nicosia, Cyprus
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It's a good spot for a break from your walk in Khan el-Khalili bazaar. I had a cold juice and it was delicious. It's a beautiful traditional cafe, where you can enjoy a coffee and shisha. Locals go there as well it's not just for tourists.

Thank 983katerina
Madrid, Spain
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

El Fishawi is kind of hard to find within the market but so worth it! Friendly staff who try their best to communicate with English speakers! The mint tea is delicious and served piping hot! Be sure to sit outside and watch the tourist and Egyptians shop the charming market. Great place to relax for a few minutes.

Thank heathalandehaan
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12 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This was a superb, quintessential Cairo experience! Our kids had mango juice and we parents enjoyed Turkish coffee while we watched locals smoking hookah pipes and chatting. Service was great, so was the coffee, and the prices were very reasonable. The downside? We were sitting ducks for the sellers of various wares- while we sat for half an hour we... More 

Thank Emily K

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 25906755

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