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Eish W Malh Brunch

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Salma Sabek
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Eish W Malh Brunch

Not everyone loves winter, but nobody can deny that there is something magical about winter brunches, and where better to experience that than at the heart of Cairo? The bustle of the city coupled with the weekend vibe and the fresh aromas are what makes going for Eish W Malh’s weekend brunches worth the parking.

Brunch at Eish W Malh is a unique thing. It’s loud, it’s musical, and the aromas are enough to get your taste buds watering. When we entered the crowded bistro, we were immediately surprised by just how alive it was in comparison to the sleepy Friday noon vibes we’re used to. The interior was familiar and comforting with those huge iconic windows overlooking the lively Adly Street. When it was time to order, we decided to start with coffee before making our way through their brunch menu, and we found no disappointment there. Even a simple latte was enough to prove how fresh and authentic their coffee is. The aromatic boost of energy was good enough to clear the fog so we could make the most out of the place’s hot plates. The brunch menu at Eish w Malh is curiously diverse. It has everything from egg plates and breakfast pizzas to authentic Italian dishes. We excitedly decided to split the Bianca Breakfast Pizza (52 LE), which was a truly magical combination of breakfast flavours that we would highly recommend, and their Focaccia Verdi (42 LE), which was a cheesy and herbal delight. Afterwards, we ordered their Chef’s Burger (75 LE), which was deliciously juicy, but although the meat was of great quality, the side of fries was not fresh. Finally, we tried the Polpette al Sugo (89 LE), a rich meatball dish in a wonderfully flavourful tomato sauce with ricotta. Overall, our experience was lovely. The service was great, and it was a well-spent Friday afternoon.

360 Tip

The earlier you get, the more likely you are to catch some live music.

Best Bit

Those breakfast pizzas!

Worst Bit

The side of fries.

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