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Discovering Maadi’s Flavours: Exploring Specialty Coffee in the Neighbourhood

Coffee Spots Maadi Specialty Coffee
Discovering Maadi’s Flavours: Exploring Specialty Coffee in the Neighbourhood
written by
Nelly Ezz
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Maadi stands as a vibrant and trendy district known for its cosmopolitan charm. This dynamic neighbourhood has become a hub for various fashionable establishments, attracting a diverse crowd seeking unique experiences. In recent years, among the best of offerings, speciality coffee spots have emerged as sought-after destinations, charming locals and visitors alike with their distinctive brews and cosy atmospheres. With their artisanal blends and attention to detail, these coffee havens have carved a niche in Maadi’s social fabric, contributing to the area’s allure as a go-to destination for coffee enthusiasts and trendsetters. Let’s check out seven of these trendy hot spots.


Dark Solution

Located on Street 218 in Maadi, Dark Solution embodies the essence of a hipster hideaway with its distinctive aesthetic and great coffee. This trendy spot exudes an air of urban coolness, boasting industrial-chic décor and an ambience that appeals to the modern coffee connoisseur. Beyond its stylish interior, Dark Solution prides itself on serving up a rich variety of meticulously crafted coffees, satisfying the palates of patrons seeking both quality and a unique experience. 


Brown Nose

Brown Nose’s collaboration with Dara’s Ice Cream on Street 218 marks an enticing fusion of exceptional coffee and delectable ice cream. This innovative partnership brings together the rich flavours of Brown Nose’s finely brewed coffee with Dara’s signature ice cream creations, creating a haven for indulgence seekers. Nestled within Dara’s Ice Cream store, this joint venture offers patrons the best of both worlds: the aromatic allure of expertly brewed coffee from Brown Nose and the delightful, innovative ice cream experience curated by Dara’s. 


Espresso Lab

Espresso Lab, situated in Degla Maadi, stands as a revered and beloved establishment, earning its status as a household name among locals. This coffee haven has woven itself into the fabric of the community, consistently enchanting coffee aficionados with its top-notch brews and inviting atmosphere. Renowned for its dedication to delivering exceptional coffee experiences, Espresso Lab remains strong in the market, drawing crowds who seek the perfect cup of coffee and a welcoming environment.



Strategically nestled within the beloved Ratios Bakery, Fyngan Coffee Shop has carved a niche for itself in Maadi with its unique charm and culinary fusion. Boasting a delightful outdoor area, this café offers patrons a serene ambience in which to savour their meticulously brewed coffee while indulging in Ratios’ delectable baked goods. Fyngan not only delights visitors with its top-notch coffee quality but also provides an innovative experience by seamlessly integrating Ratios’ renowned pastries and baked treats. 


Villa Sumatra

Villa Sumatra is located in Degla, where it has the chance to captivate coffee lovers with its enchanting Bali-inspired ambience and a diverse selection of exceptional beverages. The establishment stands out for its inviting outdoor area, providing a tranquil oasis amidst the bustling streets. Beyond its aesthetic charm, Villa Sumatra prides itself on its impressive array of beverages, including an enticing coffee selection that caters to connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike. Complementing the serene atmosphere is the warmth exuded by the friendly staff, adding to the overall inviting vibe of the place. 


Coffee Lab

Coffee Lab, a prominent Greek brand with multiple branches across Egypt, including its venue in Degla, has carved a distinctive niche in the Egyptian coffee scene. Known for its iconic blue dog logo, Coffee Lab was among the pioneers in introducing the concept of third-wave coffee to the Egyptian market. This innovative approach prioritises quality, precision, and an elevated coffee experience, resonating with enthusiasts seeking a deeper understanding and appreciation for speciality coffee. 



A cosy little nook nestled in Maadi’s Street 253, Genco is the perfect place to grab a quick cup of coffee before work or hang out in the early afternoon with your best friend. Their exceptional coffee is made better with their calm and charming atmosphere and their delectable and flaky baked goods. But the best part about Genco has to be that they are pet-friendly.