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Cafe, Egyptian
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service, Live Music

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2.8 km from The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
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Reviewed 14 November 2020

I love this place. Nowadays you wont meet tourist groups, sometimes you can sit here for an hour and be alone with your thoughts, ahwa or tea. This place has soul, it is something what you should experience while in Cairo. I spent week in...Cairo wandering in its islamic footsteps and every day i found myself to visit this place for an hour or two. Peacefull, nice, really great place to enjoy lifeMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 18 February 2020

Fishawi Cafe is situated in the Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar and only a short walk from one of the entrances. We arrived on a rainy and cold January day and instead of looking around all that the bazaar had to offer, we made our way down...a couple of lanes, pass another coffee cafe to Fishawi's. Having read about it and seeing it in the movie "Cairo Time", I was keen to visit it and told my wife and her cousin that it would be something to see and a place to relax. We enjoyed a couple of hot coffees and a tea along with a shisha while out of the rain. Whilst there we were received hassle from a couple of beggars and and a number of peddlers. The manager of the cafe shooed the peddlers and beggars away and asked if we were okay. I told him there were no problems. it seems that the cafe doesn't like beggars and peddlers in their cafe area. We also asked for a serve of sweets to go with our drinks. All in all it was an experience to sit in this historic cafe full of old world charm. Additionally, we were treated to locals having a sing a long. Fishawi cafe is a place worth visiting.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 February 2020

What an awesome experience. So much tradition and history. Check out our full review on YouTube. Search YouTube for DOUGandNIKI to see it.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

So firstly finding this is a bit difficult, we used Google maps and the location on it was incorrect. This is a highly crowded place so be wary of getting lost in the many winding lanes. Once we did find it, we had a hukkah...and their famous mint tea. Both were very average, and left me wondering what the fuss was about. They don't have menus or they didn't want to give it to us or something and we were charged a tourist rate, which was definitely higher than normal. The place is old, but it doesn't have the old world charm or anything.. this was skippableMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

We only stopped for a little while and a tea. This place is an amazing way to just sit and watch the bustle of the market. We loved it.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 10 December 2019 via mobile

This is a very famous place with a lot of character and history. Unfortunately that has also led it to become very touristy and a lot of street vendors keep approaching you while you are trying to enjoy the vibes of Khan

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 November 2019

it's located in old cairo, it's very old shop, they have retain all furniture and fixtures, we have tried Falafal, Mint Tea and coffee, it's very good, if you have a time must visit there, surrounding there is a local vender market where you can...try for window shopping, souvenirs etc...you can bargain in this marketMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 August 2019

There is something with these old cafes gives you a vintage nostalgic feeling. In the heart of Khan el khalili market with inside and outside open air seating. Had the famous Karkadey or hibiscus tea. Loved the atmosphere with people smoking sheeshas, chatting etc.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 7 July 2019

After a couple of hours of shopping this is a lovely place to sit with a cool drink. Down a little alley way you may have to ask a local to find it. Loved it.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 28 May 2019

The place is so authentic and there are live musicians playing music very talented great service and drinks. Get to meet nice people and have a nice

Date of visit: March 2019
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