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The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards 2019: The Best Ice Cream Shops in Cairo

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The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards 2019: The Best Ice Cream Shops in Cairo
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Cairo 360

No matter how far the art of pastry and desserts has come, people with a sweet tooth will always have a shrine in their hearts for ice cream, why wouldn’t they? It’s soft, sweet, and light; it’s always there to satisfy the craving, be it winter, or summertime; it’s a crowd pleaser, and its endless flavours cater to all tastes.

In this category, we are celebrating the venues which, whether by introducing new tastes and flavours to the city or by offering consistent quality, have managed to become masters of the trade.

Mandarine Koueider             


Besides offering a long list of flavours that cater to all tastes and gastronomic whims, Mandarine Koueidar happens to one of the main reasons why many Cairenes are hooked on raspberry yoghurt ice cream, which has become a signature flavour of the place.


Stavolta is one of the city’s few ice cream parlours whose colourful spectrum of flavours have one thing in common, the rich flavour and creaminess. Offering up to 60 different flavours, Stavolta has a variety of exotic tastes, including tamarind, and hibiscus, in addition to a list of all-time favourites.


Despite being one of the oldest ice cream venues in town, Rigoletto still has what it takes to remain one of the best, through its consistency and the range of rich classic flavours that it offers. Who can resist a scoop of Rigoletto’s vanilla croquant, or butterscotch?

The Batter Half & Co. 

When they first started, The Batter Half & Co. made it big with its range of excellent desserts, especially the signature Chocolate Heaven. A few years later, the venue took Cairo by the storm –again – but with a delightful range of ice cream flavours that are truly a must try.

Dara’s Ice Cream

Another venue that has managed to earn a lot of fans in no time; Dara’s Ice Cream’s trick, we believe, lies in using quality ingredients, which, hand in hand with artistry and creation, result in offering one of the best ice cream scoops in town.