In today’s fast-paced world, a lot of us skip breakfast or have a small bite of anything on our way to work. Come the weekend, you’re too tired from the work week so you sleep in and miss breakfast again. So when will that change? We need to take an honest look at these negative habits, and think of all the deliciousness we’re missing out on with that style of living. There are a lot of awesome breakfast dishes to enjoy in the early hours of the day in Cairo, and we’re here to show you what you’re missing.
The perfect traditional breakfast dish with a twist. Paul mastered the Omelette Club (75 EGP) by serving layers of omelette with beef bacon, grilled mushroom and cheese. Add tomato Provencal and hash browns on the side and you’ve got yourself a perfect dish. You can also go for their croissants, namely the Croissant Dinde et Camembert (69 EGP) stuffed with smoked turkey and Camembert, or their Oeufs Benedict au Saumon (85 EGP), which comes as two poached eggs with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce.
Lucille’s has long been a Maadi favourite due to their delicious burgers and hearty breakfast options. The Classic Breakfast (80-90 EGP) is your best bet when it comes to a satisfying start to the day, giving you two eggs, toast, bacon, and two of their signature golden-brown pancakes.
Ovio offers one of the most filling and delicious breakfast meals in town. Their Ovio Breakfast (98 EGP) is a feast of eggs (fried, poached, or scrambled), crisp beef bacon, merguez sausages, and toasted Artisan bread. It comes with flavourful sides such as roasted tomato, herbed mushrooms, and their signature sweet potato picklette.
What’s better than a delicious full English, followed by sweet pastries for breakfast? Ralph’s German Bakery has earned a stellar reputation in Dahab, before moving to Maadi to do it all over again. The Road 9 bakery offers a delicious Full English Breakfast (65 EGP), it has scrambled eggs, hot dog, beef bacon, baked beans, mushrooms with caramelised onions, and a green salad. It’s huge, and it’s exceptionally delicious. You can finish off a big breakfast with any of their sweet bakery options.
Located in loads of places all over Cairo, Casper & Gambini’s is a go-to place for international dishes. Their breakfast options also deserve the try. Their Egg Benedict (89 EGP) comes as light ciabatta bread topped with spinach, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. It comes with a side of perfectly roasted potato cubes. But let us tell you, these are arguably the best poached eggs in town.
Talk about mastering eggs. Frank & Co is one of the rare restaurants in Cairo to serve egg casseroles. Their Beef Sausage Casserole (105 EGP) comes as a huge Pyrex baking dish with hot dog slices, crispy bacon, cherry tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and onions, all topped with two sunny-side up eggs. The mix is tangy and slightly sweet, giving you a delicious burst of flavour with every bite. Their casseroles can easily serve two people, perhaps more, and there are a number of other options to choose from.
Taking its place in Westown Hub, Baladina offer some of the best Egyptian dishes in town. But among their top dishes, the feteer is definitely the star of the show. You can have any of their breakfast dishes, but don’t forget to add in some feteer with the meal.
We had a disappointing experience at Qahwa before, but their new menu was a game-changer. Go for their Truffle Omelet (67 EGP) to get one of the best breakfast experiences Cairo has to offer. The eggs are served with portobello mushrooms topped with truffle cheese and simple potato cubes, and both do exceptionally well to complement the eggs. The mix sits on top of the eggs to make this a fluffy, perfectly cooked omelette with earthy flavours.
Among the big names in Lebanese restaurants, Tawlet Beirut may not get a regular mention, but it surely deserves one. Fill the table with halloumi cheese, falafel, foul, batata harra, dips like pesto hummus, as well as salads, and, of course, their freshly baked bread. Share this huge delicious array of dishes with friends and you have yourself a perfect breakfast.