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NVIC – The place with gentle boundaries

"NVIC" is an academic center in Cairo. It focuses on Arabic & Islamic studies, egyptology & archaeology. They have open hearts & smiles here, I love it.

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Rym

Abduljalil

Souq Al sabbat – Weekly antique souq

The market has an assortment of watches, glasses, furniture, stamps, picture frames, analog cameras & everything that sparks memories from the olden days.

shopping
Shopping

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Farah

Safwat

Abdeen Gardens – Outdoor palace food court

"Abdeen Gardens" outside the magnificent Abdeen Palace in Cairo was recently renovated and now has excellent food courts! Great for families...

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

By

Mohamed

Khaled

Qahwet Wadi ElNile – Tahrir Egyptian café

"Qahwet Wadi ElNile" in Cairo is a cozy indoor café with a panoramic view of Tahrir Square. The decoration has remained the same since the '60s...

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea

By

Mohamed

Khaled

La Chesa – Vintage European

"La Chesa" in Cairo is a Swiss restaurant that's completely different from what you can get in the rest of the city. You should try their cheese fondue...

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Farah

Safwat

Alku5 – Jungle atmosphere

"Alku5" in Cairo is like a gate to another world. It's a cafe with four different rooms and each room has a completely different style...

arts&culture
Art & culture
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Olfat

Al-Qadi

BOB's Bar – Where being alone out there is fun

"BOB's Βar" is a hidden gem of a bar in Heliopolis, Cairo. It's darkish, woody, affordable and perfect for any situation -- even watching football matches.

bars
Bars
snacks
Snacks

By

Rym

Abduljalil

Bab El-Wazir Street – A street in Cairo's past

"Bab El-Wazir Street" in Cairo is as old as Al Moez street but far less known. It has many architectural styles from as far back as the 14th century...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Ahmed

Khodeer

Gayer Anderson Museum – House & museum

The "Gayer Anderson Museum" in Cairo is an antique house that will certainly catch your attention. Visiting is like reliving moments of history...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Olfat

Al-Qadi

The Junction – Co-working space

"The Junction" is one of the best co-working spaces in Cairo. It's a quiet place where you can actually read & write in peace and attend workshops!

arts&culture
Art & culture
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Farah

Safwat

Simon the Tanner – The miracle of El-Mokattam

The monastery of St "Simon the Tanner" in Cairo is an architectural wonder and a true work of art. Where else will you find a monastery carved in stone?

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Farah

Safwat

Sufi Cafe and Bookstore – Quiet time

"Sufi Cafe and Bookstore" in Cairo is the little cafe I sit at when I want to finish some schoolwork. I love the sufi chants and the events here, too...

arts&culture
Art & culture
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea

By

Farah

Safwat

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