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El Tawheed Bakery

El Tawheed Bakery: Fresh Pretzels in Downtown Cairo

  • 29, Mohamed Farid Street
  • Bakeries & Patisseries
  • 9AM-10PM -
reviewed by
Hannah Cooper
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El Tawheed Bakery: Fresh Pretzels in Downtown Cairo

We love our bread.
There’s an undeniable comfort element found in our carbs, and the bakeries of
Cairo might just be the very bane of our existence.

Located on Mohamed
Farid Street round the corner from El Prince Restaurant, El Tawheed Bakery is
always stocked with freshly baked goods. The green sign is minimal, but it’s
hard to miss when you have to actually walk through the waft of freshly baked

The pavement outside
the bakery is lined with croissants, pizzas, mini-pizzas, biscuits and more,
while other standard breads are displayed on the racks in the back room. The bakery seems to be a family-owned joint;
their smiling faces and patient bode well when you’re having trouble deciding
what to choose.

Everyone’s got their favourite
comfort pick when it comes to bakeries, and ours is definitely El Tawheed’s date-filled
bread rings. The sweet baked bread is soft and fluffy with a smooth
mixture of date filling that tastes ever so good with a cup of coffee.

Mustard pretzels are
also available, both tiny and medium-sized, for 20LE per kilo.   They make a great snack and their tangy bite
is addictive; so watch out.

At the time of this
reviewer’s visit, the croissants (0.75LE) were a little too crunchy for our
liking. One type of pâté comes with roasted nuts (1.25LE) on top, making a heartier
option, while the jelly-topped pastries are super sweet.

Depending on the day, El
Tawheed has pizzas and pâtés filled with cheese as well. The pizzas are larger
than the mini-ones that you would typically find at your standard bakery, and they
are covered with fresh peppers, olives, onions and tomatoes.

When it comes to
customer service, you’ll need patience at El Tawheed. With our routine
experience at the bakery, we’ve noticed that it’s often slow and that’s not
because it’s always crowded; they just like to take their merry time.

Tawheed makes for a great location to stop by for a cheap and tasty treat when you’re in the Downtown Cairo neighbourhood.

360 Tip

Enjoy your treats with a fresh juice and shisha from Borsa Café.

Best Bit

Two bags of baked goods for 9LE is a sweet deal.

Worst Bit

If you’re a croissant fanatic, search elsewhere.  

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