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Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

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, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
€€ - €€€
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 days ago

if you visit Khan el-khalili and been walking too long, this is the place to set and relax with its nice atmosphere and get something to eat or for just a drink.

Thank Zuhair A
Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is in Khan El Khalili and very easy to find. We had lunch there and the place was nice, feels like you stepped into another era with the interior decoration. The place is very comfortable and the staff were very friendly and was...More

Thank Fadi E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is located in the old town part Khan el-Khalili. You might have to stroll around trough the small streets before you will find the place. But once in it is great. Delicious dishes are served in a very nicely decorated restaurant. I’ve been...More

Thank Avdhil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the heart of the Khan al Khalili market, crazy and overwhelming as it is (but a must-go in itself) sits this oasis from the past. Beautifully restored architectural gem of old Islamic Cairo AND it was the best Egyptian food we had on...More

Thank PhillipNelson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in the alleys of Khan el Khalili, the restaurant is a pleasant getaway from the din yet with an ambience of an era gone by. Strongly recommend the mezze starters and koshary to share. Their grills, duck friek, moussaka and taken are splendid. We...More

Thank sanjay b
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

During my last visit to Cairo I’ve been to this cafe with some friends for a coffee and quick lunch. It was amazing and we didn’t want to leave as the atmosphere was very nice reflecting the old ancient Cairo city . The location is...More

Thank sudantraveler
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Khan el khalili is a must visit and you should definitely end it with a visit to Naguib Mahfouz café/restaurant. I loved the atmosphere more than the food but maybe it was just me who did not know what to choose, I tried the hawawshi...More

Thank Sana O
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

No visit to Khan el Khalili is complete without a visit to this atmospheric cafe/ restaurant. The quiet oasis in the bustling souk is a welcome retreat from the noise and heat. The decor is traditional and relaxing, the service excellent as one would expect...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This cafe in the Khan el-Khalil market is incredible. A heritage building remodeled into a princely house that could have existed more than 100 years ago ... The staff are dressed to match those bygone days. The concept brought to life by the late Naguib...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I think it is a must see place to visit while in Cairo, they have a nice area in there with Oud player and singer, musical atmosphere and you can have shisha and soft drinks. Food is fine not wow.

Thank Arabianman
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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