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The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards: Café Awards Winners

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The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards: Café Awards Winners
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When it comes to casual outings, it all comes down to the comfort and the vibe. Whether you’re looking for great food, a unique ambience, or a cosy spot– a café that gives you the right vibes is one to be appreciated. Having laid-back cafes and lounges is something all Cairenes need from time to time, so browse through this year’s winners and visit them next time you feel like doing or having something different. 

9 Pyramids Lounge

Overlooking the great pyramids of Giza, 9 Pyramids lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy the majestic ambience of the pyramids without dealing with all the hustle and bustle of the touristic chaos. The venue boasts an incredibly spacious outdoor area and an indoor one with a view. The lounge serves oriental breakfast and lunch options during set hours of the day then closes its doors around 5 PM. Even though the place is not open at night, 9 Pyramids Lounge is the perfect spot for a casual meal but with a majestic view that you couldn’t get anywhere else. 

Al Fishawy

One of the oldest cafes in Cairo, Al Fishawy has been serving tea, coffee, and shisha to its patrons for more years than you can count. Located in the heart of the crowded passages of Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Al Fishawy is a must-visit for locals and travellers alike. This famous café has a lot of charm and character – making it a great spot to visit when you’re feeling nostalgic towards the chaos of Old Cairo.


This memorable Zamalek restaurant-café hybrid is beautifully located on the riverbank, making its spot one of Cairo’s best. MAAT opens its doors as early as 8 AM to allow visitors to revel in the morning breeze while taking in the full view of the Nile. Serving an extensive breakfast menu and a more classical lunch/dinner menu, MAAT is a great place to enjoy a good meal and a terrific view. 


Famously located in Abdeen, this courtyard restaurant and café became an exceptional and popular hangout for people looking for something different. Inspired by the Levantine street-style of Old Cairo and modern-day colour palettes, Oldish brings the best of both worlds; in its atmosphere and its menu. After gaining immense popularity in the Abdeen area, Oldish opened up another branch in Heliopolis with the same impressive unique setting that captures the hearts and eyes of its visitors. 

A l’Americaine

This place is one of the oldest cafes in downtown Cairo. A l’Americaine is an excellent place to have a coffee or a quick meal after a long walk in the downtown area. This place has served generations of friends and families over the years and is still going strong. Offering a wide variety of breakfast items, pasta, burgers, pastries, and more – A l’Americaine has proved to be more than just a stop, but a destination in itself.