Café Riche Cairo

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Café Riche – More than 100 years old

This old cafe was built 100 years ago and is located near Talaat Harb square in downtown Cairo. Café Riche is a spot with a political and cultural history. It was a famous meeting spot for writers, reporters, intellectuals and artists like Naguib Mahfouz, Youssef Idris, Amal Donqol, Salah Jaheen and other important figures in Egyptian culture, and this is what makes me love the restaurant — important old events happened here. Also interesting is the decor that consists of photos of those old Egyptian writers, artists and intellectuals.

The prices are cheap compared to other old cafes. About the menu, there’s Eastern and Egyptian dishes and different hot/cold beverages; main dishes like chicken fattah, fried/grilled kofta and shish tawook; sidedishes like white rice cooked in the Egyptian style and negresco. Also, there’s all kinds of desserts like cream caramel and others.

It’s a great place for vegetarian people also, as they have an interesting vegetarian menu.

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Details about this spot



17 Talaat harb street, Cairo

Telephone number


Opening Times

10:00 - 23:30 daily


Espresso: LE 20


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)