Generally speaking, all Egyptians share a few breakfast staples, like fuul and falafel, which are affordable, fulfilling, and delicious. However, sometimes Cairenes like to switch things up, which is where pancakes and crepes come in, raising up the list of most popular breakfast dishes in Cairo. Whether they’re savoury or sweet, these dishes are great breakfast choices, and if you want to go for pancakes and crepes for breakfast, here are a few places that serve them in multiple varieties and forms!
Known for its huge pancake and crepe menu, Angie’s Place fits the profile for serving breakfast pancakes and crepes for dessert. It has many choices to pick from, including classic buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup if you’re someone who likes to play it safe. It also has more colourful options like blueberry, banana, nut, and apple pancakes. It also has all the crepes classics with a few twists, like its strawberry and orange sauce crepes. Check out its Instagram page here.
Maadi’s pancake staple, Lucille’s serves pancakes by the stack, the classic American way! You have the option between a short stack, which is two pancakes and a full stack of four. These stacks also come with a bunch of toppings to choose from, from the shop’s popular Banana Foster waffle with fried apple to its chocolate and caramel sauces. You can check out its Instagram page here.
When you think of Ovio, you think of pancakes. Having the fluffiest pancakes you will probably get your hands on, Ovio dedicates its effort to making its pancake and crepe menu as creative and delicious as possible, adding new flavours to keep up with the ever-changing world of food and flavour combos. It has sweet and savoury pancakes as well as crepes that will satisfy you for the rest of your day, whether you like them with a runny yolk and bacon on top or with your favourite sweet toppings like strawberries and banana. Check its Instagram page here.
One of New Cairo’s favourite brunch destinations, Eggspectation incorporates pancakes in its savoury dishes, but you can also have them as a standalone with a variety of toppings and sauces. This spot also has a portion of its menu dedicated to sweet and savoury crepes, which are pretty fulfilling! Check out its Instagram page here.