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Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

#21 of 4,058 Restaurants in Cairo}
$$ - $$$Cafe, Middle Eastern,
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat good food. Great local music. Situated in the heart of market where you would be happy to retire after shopping and eat good food. Service is average though.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel, the Hilton on Tahir Sq. and was truly a highlight. The taxi had to drop us off a couple of blocks away, so we walked through a chaotic bazaar with several people trying to divert us. The narrow...More

Thank RedRobin56
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

One & the only one of the best places at el hussien mosque area. If did not try it you missed a lot. You can buy nice gifts starts from 10 Egyptian pounds till ... what you can afford. Naguib mahfouz have a very nice...More

Thank GoDaddyHurghada
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I had a lovely time eating there. Good food, good drinks, great live music. Shisha galore. great ambiance. The guy at the door and the waiters were so nice. They recommended places to buy souvenirs and even offered to show me around. I would definitely...More

Thank xxaznjadeqtxx
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Different, very nice, Khan El Khalili, classic Cairo, oriental & Egyptian menu, oriental band, and good service.

Thank AMohsen
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We liked this place alot, it's in the middle of Khan Al-Khalili and has a very comfortable atmosphere. The food and staff is average, but we were lucky to hear the performers playing great music on traditional instruments. Great place to relax after shopping.

Thank Hadwa
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Small coffee shop witn rectangular shape with sheesha and oud but too stuffed and crowded and the waitets are irrogant and bad attitude shouting at customers and ordering them around. I left refusing to order with such bad service not worth the struggle its not...More

Thank sara a
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Naguib Mahfouz is #1 restaurant and cafe all around Egypt !!! There Food , service , atmosphere and stuff are the best in town. They also offer a free wifi and live music that starts at 8:00 PM. Most important is the very very friendly...More

Thank lama a
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

If you are a traveler passing by Cairo, don't leave before visiting this place. By the way, it is a café and restaurant; so make sure you are hungry enough because the oriental dishes are amazing. At 7 pm the fun will begin by the...More

Thank Ksalem
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This might be one of the best undiscovered places in Cairo. After being harangued thru the marketplace, our taxi driver for the day (Sherif) had recommended this restaurant. What a find. The noise and business of the area completely faded out once we passed the...More

Thank Marion K
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Moss T
2 September 2017|
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Response from Mahmoud E | Reviewed this property |
No they do not.
12 March 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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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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