Carmen Cairo

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Carmen – My 10/10 mid-day pitstop

Amidst the crowd and the daily distractions, it’s actually possible to escape for a short while, taking a break and catching a breath that will put you on the right track for proceeding with your daily plans. I remember quite well how I decided three years ago that Carmen would be my pit-stop for fueling my day, the only difference being that pit-stops are supposed to be quick, but you simply can’t be quick when it comes to this secluded, underground piece of peace — from dates and friends’ ranting sessions to setting up a casual meeting or cheering with a colleague while grabbing the coldest/coolest drinks in town.

If I could rate the place from 0 to 10, I would confidently say it’s a 10 multiplied by 10. The staff is beyond friendly, the other guests are well-aware of personal space and the whole energy is too good to be true. Your wishes are their command and your needs will be immediately fulfilled.

Believe me, I am not being biased, it is a common feeling everyone I know who has visited Carmen can confirm. However, there is one thing that is highly frowned upon: not letting go of any form of negativity the outer world has burdened your shoulders with, no matter how big or small it is. 

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Al Gazira, Cairo

Telephone number


Opening Times

12:00 - 02:00 daily


Sandwich: LE 80
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)