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15 Awesome Desserts in Cairo That You Need to Try, Like, Right Now

15 Awesome Desserts in Cairo That You Need to Try, Like, Right Now
written by
Ramy Soliman

Something that happens to most of us whenever we go out to grab a bite; we eat way too much without leaving  room for dessert. Let’s be real – the ‘dessert stomach‘ is a myth and so this article is a wakeup call to show you what you’ve been missing, while you’ve been busy devouring pizzas, burgers and whatnot.

Here are 15 must-tries across Cairo’s restaurants, cafes and dessert shops, because, well, what’s a good meal without a perfect sweet-tooth-satisfying dessert?

Banana Bread @ Eatery

Showing that there’s beauty in simplicity, Eatery’s masterpiece is simply banana bread, topped with creamy mascarpone cheese and a grape syrup-dipped poached pear. What a showstopper!

Elvis French Toast @ Mince

Well, where do we start? The breathtaking caramel-drizzled Nutella and banana French toast, or the vanilla soft ice cream topping that’s pimped up with cookies chunks?  A perfect ending to a B.N.O (burger night out, duh) at Mince.

Basbousa Ice Cream @ Frozzy Twist

Yes, Basbosa ice cream does exist and yes it’s delicious. Frozzy Twist combines two of our favourite desserts, creating the astounding basbosa-chunked ice cream. Now we can live in peace. 

Churros @ Cachimba

We already love our churros done in the traditional way, but Cachimba’s version of the famous dessert is a game changer; we’re talking about vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two crispy churros, with a rich topping of chocolate sauce. Best eaten at home where no one can see you make a mess of yourself. 

Chocolate Chip Lava Cake @ Crave

Step aside Chocolate Fondant, Crave’s chocolate-chip Lava Cake is taking over as Cairo’s go-to dessert. Prepare your cameras everyone – this chewy cookie cake’s chocolate explosion is sooo Instagramable!

Salted Caramel Crunch @ Haagen Dazs

Layered desserts are the best and Haagen Dazs’ salted caramel crunch is to-die-for with its beautiful layers of smooth salted caramel ice cream, crunchy wafer cone, almond nibs and caramel coulis. Deliciousness served in a glass.

Pate a Choux @ Ovio

You can’t go wrong with cream puffs stuffed with vanilla ice cream and topped with craquelin and roasted almond and swimming in chocolate sauce. The French really do get desserts.

Banana Croquette @ Mori Sushi

Five explosive bites of crispy-coated fried banana slices with chocolate sauce and a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. It’s not all about sushi at Mori Sushi.

Kpmali Naashpathi @ Maharaja, Ramses Hilton

The best way to finish an Indian dinner is by ordering their Kpmali Naashpathi for dessert. A traditional chocolate cake filled with chocolate frosting, topped with saffron-infused Poached Pear and served with two scoops of a amazing Cinnamon Ice Cream.

Om Ali Feteer @ El Sid

Two of the finest Egyptian desserts merged into one. El Sid – the cooler, hipper younger brother of popular chain, Abou El Sid – makes a burrito-like feteer stuffed with the ingredients of Om Ali, which surprisingly turns out to be an exquisite dessert. 

Cookies Crepe @  Dip n’ Dip

Dip n Dip, a.k.a chocolate heaven, stuffs its French crepes with cookies, top it with melted Belgian chocolate and call it the Cookies Crepes. Why aren’t  we at Dip n Dip yet?

Almond Chocolate Tart @ IKEA

Who says IKEA is just for shopping? Yes, we go eat at IKEA’s restaurant and so should you. When you do, give their almond chocolate tart a try. It’s an almond crust topped with custard, whipped cream and, wait for that…melted DAIM chocolate.

Torta De Tres Leches @ Tabla LUNA

A super moist sponge cake soaked in a mixture of three types of milk and topped with soft meringue –  The Torta De Tres Leches is definitely one of the finest creations of Latin American cuisine at Tabla LUNA.

Molten Chocolate Cake @ House of Cocoa

The most talked about dessert in 2015-2016 is House of Cocoa’s Molten Chocolate Cake. Yes, this is another dessert with a chocolatey volcanic explosion that is worth every kilobyte of space on your phone’s memory card.

Melting Chocolate Field @ Brew & Chew

This one’s a little more abstract. In short, this is a pool of melted Belgium chocolate covered with a crunchy shell of scrumptious cookie, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Once you dig in you won’t be able to stop. This is definitely the best dessert at Brew & Chew.