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Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

) #20 of 4,024 Restaurants in Cairo $$ - $$$, Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern, Halal
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“falafel” (9 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“rice pudding” (2 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you came to Cairo for the first time you defenitely should try it. For repeaters it may be not so exiting but still tasty.

Thank Natallia-BY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really love this place its5stars with quality of service and food and drinks and very high quality with really good price!is toast and smile Egypt Best desert om ali,you like smoke shisha there is the best and Egyptian Coffe!Flafel👍 Has coffee shop section and...More

Thank Nevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent presentation of traditional Egyptian food in authentic decor. The service is excellent and the staff are friendly and care about the presentation. It's a reflection of Cairo in the 50s & 60s. The molokhiya is excellent, the fish and lamb. You can't go wrong...More

Thank Yasmine E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small place that is must do when you go to Khan el khalili market. I personally love the mango juice and karkadi (local drink) there. Their shisha is also excellent. The staff is very fast and helpful. The food is also very...More

Thank NadNas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good one! Two options,there are a snack bar and a restaurant. We ate at the snack bar and it was simply perfect. Nice food and even better the price.. most people were eating at the snack bar!!

Thank LOG86
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was there to enjoy a dinner. However, I was able to see one of the places that I will remember my whole life. Its history, the music, the atmosphere, the food. Everything was impresive.

Thank SehrLecker
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We arrived there around 7 and were told the hotel charges a minimum of 150 egyptian pounds after 7:30 because they had entertainment after 7:30. The manager was nice but the wait staff were rude. The food was average. And the decor was a bit...More

Thank Amna K
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Naguib Mahfouz was a great novelist, 1988 Literature Nobel Prize winner, that gives the name of this charming, well decorated and selected cafê in Khan Eĺ Khalili. Excellent place for a pause for a coffee, tea or eating during the visit of market and the...More

Thank Tip4travellers
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I've lived in Cairo for several years, and whenever I am at the Khan (which is often), I usually eat from some very local places outside near El Hussein Square. A friend had relatives visiting, and they wanted to eat here. I was taking them...More

Thank MelissaBa
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you're looking for a traditional experience in Cairo, visit this cafe in the Old City and you'll be able to enjoy the great atmosphere, food and drink of a classic Egyptian cafe. It's a great place to relax and take in the sounds, especially...More

1  Thank Valkyrie_Kate
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Hey folks! What would you say is an average price of a meal and beverages for 4 people here? (Egyptian LE)
13 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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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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