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The Most Important Meal of the Day: The Cairo 360 Guide to the Capital’s Best Breakfast & Brunch Spots

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The Most Important Meal of the Day: The Cairo 360 Guide to the Capital’s Best Breakfast & Brunch Spots
written by
Sherif Khairy

Featured image via Tamara Lebanese Bistro



What’s better than starting your day off with a delicious breakfast? While morning people will definitely agree with this, others will need a little more persuasion. In all cases, something tells us that these breakfast spots will earn unanimous approval.


The brilliant bakery offers delicious and fluffy baked goods, savoury and sweet alike. They also, of course, have a host of delicious French breakfast plates.

Lucille’s Mermaid Columbus

This cozy Maadi spot has been popular for so long. The ambiance is brilliant and the food is delish, Lucile’s is the perfect spot for pancakes and waffles.


Pancakes, crepes, sourdough toast, eggs, baked goods. In other words, everything you’d need for breakfast is served up at Ovio.

Casper & Gambini’s

Presentation, check; taste, check; variety, check. Casper & Gambini’s are famous for having some of the best poached eggs in town, and their desserts are quite brilliant as well.

Frank & Co

Exquisite breakfast and brunch options, Frank & Co offers a number of breakfast options, but their egg casseroles definitely take the limelight.


When thinking of Sanos’ brunch options, generous is the first word that comes to mind. They offer classic breakfast meals incorporating eggs, sausages, and all you’d expect in a breakfast set.

Ralph’s German Bakery

This brilliant breakfast spot made its way to Maadi, bringing with it its usual class. It is is truly one of the best spots for breakfast in town.


Located right on the edge of Zamalek, Sequoia boasts stunning Nile views and delicious oriental breakfast options.


Taking its spot right before Sequoia, Left Bank has a brilliant wide Nile view, further complemented by their interior decoration. They have oriental and American breakfast options, and their pancakes are heavenly.


The masters of street food offer brilliant oriental breakfast options, and they’re available all day. Get all your foul, shakshouka, falafel, and mish needs satisfied at Kazouza.

Desoky & Soda

As Kazouza tries to claim the title for best oriental breakfast in town, Desoky & Soda rise as contenders. Aside from foul, shakshoka, and sandwiches, they have brilliant breakfast tawagens, in case you’re looking for dishes on the heartier side. 


This is one of those places that is quite special to our hearts. First of all, they start with quite a standard name. Secondly, our first visit disappoints. But then they add to their menu, we try them out again, and wow were we pleasantly surprised. Definitely one of the best breakfast spots in Cairo.

Tamara Lebanese Bistro

Tamara, and its sister restaurants, are always in our good graces. And while Tamara needs no introduction, their breakfast menu is somewhat overlooked. They have delicious Egyptian and Lebanese breakfast options to truly brighten your day.


Mastering the art of Lebanese dining, Caracas have also mastered Lebanese breakfast. They have a brilliant variety of Mezze, Pastries, and Manoushehs for a filling and satisfying morning meal.


A concise, but delicious, breakfast menu is on offer at Gaby’s. Aside from the food, the atmosphere and comfort will elevate the experience even more.

Il Mulino

Il Mulino offers a stunning variety of egg toppings to keep things fresh. Their pastries are also quite delish.


One of Cairo’s most popular places for dining or hanging out, Ted’s is also perfect for breakfast. These guys have a selections of eggs, bagels, and waffles, as well as a perfectly shareable platter.