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Cinnzeo: Delicious Cinnamon Rolls in Cairo’s Citystars

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Basma Mostafa
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Cinnzeo: Delicious Cinnamon Rolls in Cairo’s Citystars

The aroma
of freshly baked cinnamon rolls is capable of making the strictest of dieters succumb
to a bite or two. Though Cinnzeo lacks that sweet, tantalising scent that is
enough to attract customers from miles away; it still makes yummy cinnamon

next to Fuddruckers on the first floor of Citystars Mall in Heliopolis, Cinnzeo
has a bright red and orange colour scheme that is difficult to miss even amidst
the hustle and bustle of Cairo’s largest mall. Offering very friendly service and
calorie-laden cinnamon rolls, Cinnzeo provides a dessert experience that you
will be looking forward to trying again.    

At the
time of our visit, we were the only customers at Cinnzeo; fortunately, this
wasn’t due to the pastry’s quality. It did make us the centre of the waiters’
attention, though; which left us feeling a bit uncomfortable.

starters, we ordered the mini-caramel pecaroll (14.99LE): a typical cinnamon
roll drenched in caramel syrup and cream cheese icing, and topped with roasted
pecans. Although it was a smaller version of the regular-sized caramel
pecaroll, it still managed to send us into an overwhelming sugar high.

When our
order arrived, we questioned the freshness of the caramel pecaroll; the bun was
a bit hard to the touch and didn’t melt in our mouths as promised. Our suspicions were verified when our plastic fork broke in half.  

available on the menu is Cinnzeo’s trademark cinnaroll (15.99LE), a cinnamon
bun baked with cinnamon and brown sugar, and covered in cream cheese icing.

Out of
sheer curiosity, we also sampled the mini-snacks (13.99LE): five bite-sized
pieces of cinnamon rolls. For the best results, order a different topping for every
piece: chocolate, caramel, cream cheese icing, strawberry and raspberry. If you
want to taste a little something of everything, the mini-snacks are the perfect
solution. And on the plus side, they’re not too heavy on the stomach.

If you
feel like having something a little more decadent and sugary, you can add extra toppings of cream cheese frosting, caramel, chocolate syrup and pecan, with
prices starting at 2.99LE.

available at Cinnzeo is Movenpick’s ice cream bar if you feel like ice cream
with your dessert. Prices start at 10LE for one scoop, 18LE for two scoops and 26LE for three scoops.

also offers hot and cold beverages. Options include espresso, fruit smoothies
and fresh juices. We ordered the strawberry fresh juice (9.99LE) that didn’t
have enough strawberry for our liking, but had a nice pungent taste nonetheless.

the fact that Cinnzeo’s slogan ‘The best tasting cinnamon rolls on Earth’ is a
bit of an exaggeration, you are not going to regret eating here. Who knows? You
might get hooked on their cinnamon rolls. 

360 Tip

If you are ordering for a big group, you can ask for Cinnzeo's saving packs where four Cinnarolls cost 47.99 LE, whereas one cinnaroll costs 15.99 LE.

Best Bit

Cinnzeo's cinnamon rolls are perfect for breakfast.

Worst Bit

Contrary to worldwide traditions, Cinnzeo's cinnamon rolls were not meant to be eaten for dessert. You'll be craving something savoury after finishing up your cinnamon rolls.

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