Jazz Mate: Live Jazz Music in Zamalek
On Gezira El Wosta Street in Zamalek, Jazz Mate offers the full package. With jazz music playing throughout the day, you are welcome to feast your ears as well as your appetite on their food and beverage menu. Next to the Flamenco hotel, the place is small and is primarily adorned in deep black and brown finishes.
Welcomed with the slogan ‘Put a Little Jazz in Your Life’, the space is divided into two floors. The lower level has a few tables, a counter overlooking the street, the kitchen and a television that plays old black and white videos of old jazz musicians. A small flight of stairs takes you to the upper floor which is where live performances take place every weekend. A few tables fill the space as well as a piano, speakers, microphone and other musical equipment. This area stretches to carry some more tables as well as sofa seating. Black and white photographs cover the walls with images of famous jazz musicians to complete the overall look.
The food menu at Jazz Mate offers breakfast, sandwiches, salads, soups, main course and a range of beverages, as well as sweet options such as waffles, cheesecake and brownies. We tried the country fried chicken (49LE) and deep fried fish (49LE) which come with two side dishes of your choice. We also ordered a vanilla milkshake (20LE) which came first. With the right amount of sugar, it was a little watery but good nonetheless.
For dessert, we tried the cheesecake which was delicious both in taste and presentation. Our only criticism would come where we thought they should have added a flavoured topping to the cake to give it that extra punch.