Abou el-Sid

Abou el-Sid has a sumptuous, languorously sensual Oriental inspired décor with equally impressive food. Home-style Egyptian cuisine dominates the menu, with authentic dishes that are difficult to f...


Birdcage is an excellent Thai food restaurant located in Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel. The exotic water decor by the entrance makes you feel as if you stepped into Thailand and the flavour of t...

Fayruz Lebanese Restaurant

If you have never tried Lebanese food before you are in for an experience. There are few things that will make your mouth water such as grilled Lebanese meat will do, along with a fresh delicious s...

Felfela Restaurant

Felfela Restaurant is a buzzing restaurant equally popular with locals and tourists. Funky décor make for a lively environment and all-Egyptian food make this eatery well-deserving of its popularit...

La Bodega

La Bodega is an excellent restaurant serving unique Italian dishes as well as creative international cuisine set in a lavish décor. The elegant cocktail lounge has its own cigar humidor.


L'aubergine is eternally one of Cairo’s most popular restaurants. The menu changes frequently, but is always inventive and a reliably good mixture of western and Egyptian cuisine.

Bars & Nightlife


Located in the Swiss Inn Hotel in Mohandessin, Almaz features chill out and oriental classical music, along with a wide selection of drinks and especially delicious Egyptian cuisine.


Deals is a typical British pub with a contemporary twist. It is popular with a younger set that enjoy lively, boisterous venues. They invite you to a night of food, funky music and a good atmospher...

Pour Vous Roof Top Bar

Serving mostly as a student bar, it can provide a sense of relaxation during the weekday as it is much more calm. With a nice view, cheap food and drink, you can expect a nice relaxing experience a...

Pub 28

Pub 28 is a cosy Western-style bar with a neighbourhood feel to it. It's especially popular with the over 30 crowd. Besides wine, cocktails, and many types of local beers, they also serve soups, sa...


This unique boutique hotel hugs the bank of the Nile and offers great views from the top floor. Cosmopolitan dining can be enjoyed every night, and on the weekends guest DJs bring the beats to this...



Beano’s is a Starbucks-esque style coffee house, but with more character and better coffee than its source of inspiration. They also serve delightful pastries, snacks and ice cream.


Cilantro is a stylish, trendy Continental style café with a wide range of sandwiches, salads and snacks, as well as good coffee and pastries. A great alternative to go to for a snack.

El Fishawy

One of Cairo’s oldest and most famous tea houses, that has been managed by the same family and has been open 24 hours a day since 1773. A traditional Egyptian style tea house, also known as an ahwa...


This café serves the best Egyptian pastries in Cairo and is eternally crowded for a delightful taste of local life. If you are not a fan of pastries then they have an amazing ice-cream selection.


Simonds is Cairo’s only authentic Italian café. They serve the best cappuccino in the city, as well as fresh fruit juices and delicious pastries.


A very well organized library with a relaxing atmosphere which is great for studying, business meetings, and daydreaming. Grab a cup of coffee and enlighten your mind, or meet up with some locals!