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El Fishawi

#27 of 4,014 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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Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to rest with a cup of tea after some heavy duty shopping in the bazaar. Good people watching here too. You'll see both locals and tourists here. Everyone knows this place. Fun!

Thank Tom S
Cairo, Egypt
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this is your first visit to Cairo, then you must visit El Fishawi Coffee Shop, this is the most famous place at Khan El Khalili Area.

1 Thank Adel S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not the matter of level of service or the available drinks; the place is a historical spot in Cairo, many famous was sitting on that café such as Nageeb Mhfouz , it is a place you will like to visit if you are into historical oriental places same like Jemaa El- Fnaa in Marrakech

2 Thank etsh
Beirut, Lebanon
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341 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's the most place I liked in cairo, it's a famous coffeehouse, try the Egyptian tea or coffee, don't leave Cairo without a visit to fishawi coffeehouse.

Thank Manoul
Tinsukia, India
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332 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was like any other Shisha cafe i visited during my Egypt tour, only more crowded and all the clients like me were tourist, also there were hawkers interrupting you every 2 minutes to sell you tissues or some souvenirs. The Flavored Shisha i had was decent so was the mint tea, the prices reasonable. Would recommend one to try... More 

Thank Mayank A
Giza, Egypt
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To me nothing were better than sitting on a table were Naguib Mahfooz wrote most of his novels. Seating on a chair after a hard day of shopping with my Spanish friend was the best. Tried almost all drinks and can recommend green tea, hypiscus and coffeee. Among the narrow tables can smell alot of herbs coming from shops next... More 

Thank Naglaa S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful place I have seen in Egypt , there I feel the good atmosphere where El Hussein Mosque is there me & my friends enjoyed the day but the prices is very high.

Thank mohamed k
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So its a traditional Egyptian shisha and tea place in the middle of the market , visited by many celebrities , even the king of eygpt used to go there. The fresh mango juice and 'karkadi' is a must try there and its really cheap. Alot of sellers and beggars will pass by your table and they can go away... More 

Thank MariamSS86
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I paid 50le just a cup of coffee! 외국인이라 그런지 몰라도 바가지 쓴 느낌이고 뭐 커피도 특별할거 없더군요 왜 평이 좋은지 이해가 안되네요 제가 갔을땐 로컬들만 있던데 트립어드바이저 평이 좋아 시장 찾은김에 간건데 가지마세요

Thank negativesoul
Cairo, Egypt
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185 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

the place is a traditional egyptian cafe, its a good break after shopping in elhussein. highly recommended

Thank Aya E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 25906755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?