Bubblicious: Breakfast & Bubble Tea in Zamalek
6A, Ismail Mohamed St.
Tanya El Kashef
Just off Ismail Mohamed Street, down a smaller street across from Five Bells, Bubblicious is best described as quaint. A simple white exterior with old fashioned lamp post fixtures easily stands out from the otherwise shabby looking surroundings. The interior is small, and equally white, with a few round tables and a counter to sit at. A large ordering counter faces the entrance and offers speckles of colour with jars filled with bubble tea flavours.
The breakfast menu is quite the feast. Scrambled eggs, omelettes and eggs Benedict range between 10LE and 24LE, while waffles are available in both sweet and savoury options; the smoked salmon waffle with lemon sauce is the most expensive at 33LE. French toast and pancakes are another way to start your day, however if you’re looking for more of a midday snack, pizza and sandwiches are also on the menu.
The Cajun omelette (22LE) comes with spicy sausages, mushrooms, green chilli peppers and onions and is served with a toasted bun. Using all fresh ingredients, the omelette was perfectly cooked and endlessly delicious. The side of cheese (4LE) that included cottage cheese and cheddar cheese was a nice addition to the meal.
While both the omelette and the toast were highly gratifying, our personal favourite would have to be the blueberry pancakes (15LE). Stuffed with fresh blueberries, the pancakes were fluffy yet firm, and robust with both sweet and sour flavours melding together in a single bite.