This is how your weekend should look like: scrumptious, delicious & mouth-watering.
Casper & Gambini’s in Cairo Festival City
Your menu should be as follows: Egg Benedict with smoked salmon & fresh Carrot Juice, or Kiwi-apple, followed by sticky toffee pudding.
Casper & Gambini’s Facebook page
Lucille’s Maadi (Street 9 branch)
This place is always crowded, but totally worth the wait. Their portions are generous, and their service is really good and quick. Go for a maadi scramble with hash brown and dark bread, if not already full, you have to try their pancakes, they are highly recommended.
Scrambled eggs “not Lucille’s” by Scorpions & Centaurs
A floating boat on the Kit-Kat side of the Nile with an amazing Nile view, and a cozy feeling as if at home, serving different food every day, once Egyptian, another Scandinavian or French, though pricey & their service is slow but they make a very generous Egyptian breakfast; ta3meya, fetir with 3assal, white cheese, fried, omelet or scrambled eggs, with your choice of foul, their foul with samna baladi is on fire, and the one with sogo2 is delicious too. You can enjoy your meal indoors, or outdoors on the roof, or in the garden, don’t forget to te7bes with tea with fresh mint ;).
Photo from Nile 49’s official Facebook page
Tempo in Allegria
Finally there is a reason to drive all the way to Cairo Alexandria Desert Road other than living there, or traveling to Sahel & Alexandria. This place is really cool, enjoy the greenery of the golf course while enjoying their specialty “Allegria’s burger”.
Photo by SODIC
Left bank Zamalek
A bit overrated and overpriced, but the place is just awesome, and has a nice view. You can go for Left Bank’s big breakfast, and please don’t leave without having a to-die-for vanilla mille-feuille.
Photo by Left Bank’s official Facebook page
Baladina in Arkan Mall 6th of October or in The Platform Maadi
Other than located on the Nile River banks and the fact that you can take a Nile Taxi for a fun ride in the Nile, enjoy some feteer meshaltet with eshta & 3assal, their ta3meya is also so crispy & fresh.
Fetir Meshaltet by IDip
Grizzly in Zamalek
Not as good as it used to be, however their Denver Omelet is really good, specially if you ended your breakfast with a Nutella waffles or pancakes.
That’s what I’m talking about, Grizzly’s Denver Omelet from their Facebook official page
Pick any branch their fruit tarts are on fire, as well as their Almond croissant. If you are more into salad, take the Salade Mediterraneenne.
Tartes aux framboises by Charles Van den Boek
Paul in New Cairo or Mall of Arabia
Try their Continental breakfast, this is where French pastry is at its best, try their gateaux, eclairs or fruit tarts, I promise you won’t regret it.
Paul’s official Facebook page
Zooba in Zamalek or Maadi
I might be the only one who’s not a big fan of their food, and think it’s overpriced & overrated, however no one can deny that the place is just awesome, and they sell the best inventions packaged in cool, well designed packs, such as but not limited to; white cheese with sun-dried tomatoes, rice pudding with sweet potatoes and cinnamon.
Zooba’s official Facebook page
Munchies in Zamalek
Their crepes are so fulfilling, however their chocolate waffles are mouth-watering, pick your combination White Toblerone with strawberries, Milka with Ferrero Rocher, the sky is the limit.
Munchies’ waffle are way mouth-watering :), photo by Anne
Blackstone in Maadi or Zamalek
What else can you ask you for other than their made to perfection Egg Benedict???
Egg benedict by Judy Baxter
TBS (The Bakery Shop) in Maadi
I picked the maadi branch as they have a nice area to sit and enjoy. Try their specially made salmon with philadelphia cheese croissant, or their freshly baked philadelphia cheese croissant, or pastrami croissant. Please your sweet tooth with a carrot & zucchini muffin, though the ingredients sound a bit weird, I promise you that you’re just going to love it.
TBS (The Bakery Shop)’s official Facebook page
Pizza Mia Zamalek (This place has been permanently closed 🙁 )
Who said that Pizza cannot be eaten over breakfast? This place is a hidden gem, owned by an Italian guy, bringing in his local favor in a tiny place in Zamalek’s Ismail Mohamed Street. The best thing about it is that you can grab a slice and go, no need to order a whole pizza!
Pizza Mia’s official Facebook page
Cake Café Zamalek
Located near Beano’s café & Gezira Club, this tiny place, with its chic atmosphere, has the best cakes in Egypt, even if you are not a fan of dates or apple, try their apple date cake served hot with caramel sauce & vanilla ice cream, or go for a pecan pie its smell is enough to make you crave for more.
Cake Cafe’s official Facebook page
Zamalek’s hidden gems
Located next to TBS Zamalek, and is Zamalek’s main hidden gem. Once you try their Kouign-amann or their Chausson aux pommes (both are pastries), your life will never be the same again.
The Batter Half & co.
Nothing, I mean NOTHING beats their chocolate heaven. It’s a cup filled with chocolate cake& brownies pieces, caramel and chocolate sauce, they put it into the microwave for a minute then serve it hot with vanilla ice cream, nothing more to say. Their Red velvet cake is also the best in town!
Red velvet cup cakes by Yun Huang Yong
Munch & Bagels
Ask them to make your bagel half salmon with capers and the other half tuna with honey mustard sauce. They would tell you we don’t make half & half bagels, just tell them that you ate it several times there and they will make it for you 🙂 – located at 2 Dr. Taha Hussein in Zamalek.
Photo by Matthew Mendoza
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