Bros: American Diner in New Cairo’s Concord Plaza Mall
Egyptians and American cuisine are a match made in food heaven; we simply can’t get enough of all the burger chains and American diners that keep popping up in every corner of Cairo. The latest one to grace our humble streets is Bros, with its first and currently only branch located in the quickly booming New Cairo area.
The diner-inspired eatery offers two floors of indoor seating, enveloped in an almost cliché Southern American diner theme. The black and yellow seats seemed to slightly clash with seemingly out-of-place brick walls, though various pop culture decorations – Nirvana and Beatles posters, Harley Davidson plaques et al – add an interesting touch.
The minute we walked in, we were greeted by a swift waiter who took us straight to an already set table and instantly placed our menus before us. The menu offered everything we expected; soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, pasta dishes, steaks and an array of dessert options. There’s also a special breakfast menu, consisting mainly of egg options, as well as pancakes and French toast.
Feeling like feisty burgers and a hearty dessert, we went for the Texas Burger (57LE) and the Route 66 Burger (53LE), as well as the Bros Brownie Pie (30LE). Our waiter took our order and seemed to return back with our eye-popping dishes just a few minutes later. What we found rather peculiar, however, was the fact that our waiter didn’t ask how we wanted our burger patties cooked.
The burgers were, to simply put it, unbelievably huge and came with two sides of French fries and pickles. They were both mouth-watering, with the only pet peeve being that we found the bread buns to be a little too thick and the burger patties to be way too thin in comparison. The onion rings in the Texas Burger, however, were quite sumptuous and elevated the overall taste of the burger. The French fries were deliciously crisp and the pickles, although coming in smaller portion, were also quite tasty.
The Bros Brownie Pie also came in a more than adequate portion, with the brownie itself tasting just-out-of-the-oven fresh. The chocolate sauce drizzled all over it was quite decadent as well. We, however, found the ice cream scoop to be a bit too small in comparison to the brownie.
All in all, Bros is entering Cairo’s already packed league of American-inspired eateries, yet seems to hold its own thanks to its adequate service and sufficient quality of its food. We feel, however, that a few tweaks can be made in the proportions of some of the items.