Zack's Bakery Cafe Cairo

The 7 Best Coffee Shops in Cairo

Coffee lover in Cairo? You’re in luck. There’s an increasing number of shops opening up that try to serve the best coffee in Cairo. From small hole-in-the-wall shops to chic, boutique ones, there is something for everyone’s tastes.

Here are the seven best places for coffee in Cairo.

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1. Cafe Greco

Cafe Greco has been around in the Cairo coffee scene for 20 years now and they’re still going strong. This no-nonsense cafe is a place where you grab your coffee and either sit on their outdoor seating area or be on your way.

Swing by here in the morning for a quick cup of Joe and then get on with the rest of your day.

Cafe Greco Cairo

2. Espresso Lab

Espresso Lab just might be the most hip and trendy coffee spot in Cairo. They are obviously known for their espressos here with a specialty Turkish espresso available as well.

Give their Turkish espresso blend a try here and see if you can spot the difference between a regular espresso.

Espresso Lab Cairo

3. Zack’s Bakery Cafe

Zack’s Bakery Cafe is another hip coffee spot in Cairo that serves up fantastic coffees and tasty pastry treats. They also try to make their guests feel at home here and have a mini-library where you can borrow a book as you enjoy your coffee.

They are known for their latte art, so grab a latte and admire its presentation before you sip it.

Zack's Bakery Cafe Cairo

4. Qahwa

Qahwa is a go-to spot for locals in Cairo, especially among youths, as their coffees are great and the vibe is hip. From American to Arabic-styles, they have your coffee needs covered here. Once in awhile, they’ll even give you a free coffee if you promise them that you’ll hug your mother or some other acts of kindness.

Try any of their espresso-based coffees here and don’t forget to hug your mother after!

Qahwa Coffee in Cairo

5. Coffee Corner

Coffee Corner is another shop that hasn’t been around for long in Cairo, but they’ve also made a splash themselves. Serving the freshest coffees in Cairo, they also excel in specialty coffees as well.

They might make the best cup of cappuccino in Cairo so you need to try that here.

Coffee Corner

6. Cova

Cova is a tiny, hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Cairo with literally, only a few chairs for you to sit in. So, it’s definitely a place where you can come for the coffee and take it with you as you go on. Don’t let its diminutive size fool you though – locals often come here for their morning or afternoon pick-me-up because they make fantastic coffees here.

Espresso lovers will want to try it here as it is fantastic.


7. Eish + Malh

Eish & Malh is actually an Italian restaurant but despite this, they serve some of the best coffees to enjoy on their own or with/after your meal. They have most standard Italian-coffee options such as cappuccinos and machiattos as well as some great Turkish coffee.

Get the Turkish coffee here or give their cold brew coffee a try as well.

Eish & Malh Cairo

James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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