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Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“hummus” (8 reviews)
“rice pudding” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside khan el khalili hidden gem of Cairo . One of the best cafe in town good quality food and service prices are on higher side but still value for money coz you find that kind of ambience in Cairo. Mostly foreigners/ tourists visit this...More

Thank RaheelR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restraunt is nicely located with Egyptian decorations. That’s as far as I was impressed. Food is very expensive for the quality served. Staff seem to be in a daze and lazy. Far away from a five star Restraunt service level.

Thank Sherif M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at this cafe, the traditional food was so nice and the staffs are friendly and cute. We even visit it again the next day. Will Definitely recommend to anyone who wish to have a great time in Cairo .

Thank Yin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled deep inside the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, this cafe is definitely worth seeking out as it offers a delicious array of middle eastern dishes from Shish, to Koshary, Hummus to Falafel. (and pretty much everything in between - I lost track of how many plates...More

Thank G3inLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Again the ambience overpowers the food of the restaurant. The vibe is very Moroccan. Situated in the interiors of the Cairo market place.One of the few restaurants with a clean restroom. The food was decent. We had bread with dips such as humus , tahini...More

Thank akanksha k
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places in Cairo city ......you can go afternoons and drinking Egyptians coffee, traditional drinks like Karkady, tea, Sahlab....etc.... very good service, nice Shishaa.... try to be there at night ..live music also

Thank Ahmrd A
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

The sitting area is excellent, koshary is a must try, hawawshi is also a good choice. Then kunafa and aum Ali are good dessert. Shisha is good if you come early you will find a place to sit and it would not be crowded. the...More

Thank Bint A
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We had lunch in Naguib Mahfouz Cafe and it was a great experience, Do not miss its kebabs and swarmas, the chken kebab is delicious and service is quick and well educated. We really enjoied the lunch and the most the food!!! and the prices...More

Thank Anna B
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

It was a splendid visit, had the most wonderful dinner an lovely atmosphere. Music and singer were excellent, Surrounding area is a must visit , old authentic and warm atmosphere .lots of bazars and coffee shops, warm place and friendly people.

Thank Dina R
Reviewed March 24, 2018

This cafe/restaurant is situated in the middle of the famous market place of Cairo, the Khan el Khalili. Named after the Egyptian writer who received the Nobel prize for literature in 1988, it is a elegant spot in the middle of the hectic Khan market...More

Thank Art H
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Moss T
September 2, 2017|
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Response from Mahmoud E | Reviewed this property |
No they do not.
March 12, 2017|
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Response from goldenstar2005 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I had full lunch - a main course each, salad and a drink (non-alcoholic) each for about 400 LE, all taxes included. This would give you a fair idea. I would say that 800 LE is a safe bet for 4 people. Regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +202-5903788
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