Al Madina Al Monawara: Cheap Desserts and Juice in Maadi
If you have a sweet tooth, then it’s good to live in Cairo. The city is full of dessert shops
ranging from the super expensive gourmet delicatessen parlours to your basic
street kiosks. It’s very possible to satisfy your sugar cravings for as little
as 2LE in any neighbourhood in Cairo;
and Maadi is no different.
Al Madina Al Monawara is a well-known dairy shop located on El Laselky Street,
one of the busiest and most populated streets in Maadi, right beside Mo’men and
This small kiosk serves all kinds of juice, ice
cream and dairy-based desserts such as rice pudding, belilah and couscous, as well as om ali,
trifle and crêpes. The shop also sells milk, margarine and cheese as well as
butter and yogurt.
This ground-floor shop is widely known for its fresh, high-quality and
cheap desserts, which means it’s always crowded; especially in the evenings. Al Madina Al Menawara is the kind of place where you gather with your
friends for cold, tasty juice and ice cream on hot summer nights or couscous
and delicious, hot Jamaica crêpes on chilly winter
Al Madina Al Monawara’s prices are quite cheap: the Jamaica crêpe with chocolate and
banana slices only costs 6.75LE, and is so delicious; you may never want to eat
another crêpe ever again! Their ice cream costs 3LE, a tub of om ali costs 4.25LE, and
the couscous with cream costs 7.5LE. Home delivery is also offered for an extra
charge of 4LE.
Although it takes some time to get your order on a busy night, the staff at Al Madina Al Monawara are very decent and friendly. If it’s not too crowded, you may find a staff member standing
in front of the kiosk to take orders from parked cars on the street, so you can
have your dessert delivered straight to your car.
Head to Al Madina Al Monawara if you want a cheap,
tasty dessert like their creamy om ali or heavenly crêpe.