Want a nice place to drink coffee and relax? Zamalek is a great neighborhood for that. The cafes here are usually small, cozy, and away from the busy crowds.
Here’s a list of our top cafes in Zamalek: some are cool-looking, some have yummy food and coffee, and a few let you sit outside and chill – which isn’t so easy to find in Cairo.
Best Cafes in Zamalek:
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1. Pottery Cafe
Pottery Cafe is an open-air place where everyone can find something they like. They serve tasty meals like steak, pasta, and seafood. If you prefer healthier choices, they also have dishes with vegetables. And don’t miss their yummy desserts like apple pie, cheesecake, and crepes. If you’re thirsty, they offer coffees, teas, fruit juices, shakes, and more. Plus, if you’re into shisha, they have a variety to choose from at Pottery Cafe.
Address: Om Kolthoum Tower Hotel، 5 Abou El Feda, Zamalek, Egypt
2. 30 North
This is a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy outdoor seating without struggling to find a spot. Most of the seating (about ¾ of it) is outside, and there’s a small indoor area too. During the colder months, they even provide heaters for the outdoor section.
Aside from 30 North’s own menu, which is especially good for coffee and breakfast, you’ll find other options in the courtyard. There’s Chicken & Ribs and Butcher’s Burger, as well as Stavola gelato for your sweet cravings.
Address: 6 Mohammed Thakeb, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek, Cairo Governorate 4271132, Egypt
3. Cake Cafe
Cake Cafe’s reputation as one of the top cafes in Zamalek is well-deserved, and it’s not just because of their delicious cakes. This snug little cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating. While they serve tasty dishes like omelets, eggs, soups, and sandwiches, their cakes are the real highlight. They even have vegan and gluten-free options. And if you’re looking for something special, you can even order a custom-made cake.
Address: 14 El Gezira Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
4. Holm Cafe
It’s a bit tricky to pick just one reason to visit Holm Café – is it the delicious food and drinks or the charming and beautiful setting? This cafe labels itself as a potluck cafe and it’s adorned with lovely artworks. You’ll even find a spot here where you can truly unwind. Just keep in mind that most of what this place offers are beverages.
Address: 14 El Marsafi Street, Zamalek, Egypt
5. Auntie Loulou
Auntie Loulou is a unique place that combines a cafe, dessert shop, and breakfast restaurant in one. If you’re missing home or craving treats like waffles, both sweet and savory crepes, and French toast, this is the spot to satisfy those cravings. They also offer refreshing fruity shakes and juices, great for the warm weather. The cafe is beautifully decorated with a cozy atmosphere. You can choose to enjoy your meal inside or outside. Plus, they offer free WiFi that’s pretty good.
Address: 11 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo
6. Bokharest Black Cafe
Bokharest Black Cafe is a great choice whether you’re simply seeking a spot to savor a cup of coffee or indulge in a complete meal. Alongside the range of coffee and icy beverages, plus fruit juices, this place also serves up chicken and beef dishes, pasta, sandwiches, and delectable desserts. Don’t forget, they also have a shisha menu available at the cafe.
Address: Mohammed Mazhar, Zamalek, Giza Governorate 4271032, Egypt
7. Antique Khana
Hidden on the second floor of a residential building, Antique Khana is a true hidden treasure in Zamalek. Unless you’re among the fortunate ones who’ve discovered it , this cafe/restaurant might not be on your radar. It’s gorgeously designed with a touch of nostalgia and vintage charm. The family behind it adores music, books, antiques, and the good old days, and their passion shines through at Antique Khana.
In addition to their coffee and drinks, they offer an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – ranging from pasta to salmon teriyaki.
Address: 8 Brazil Street, Zamalek Cairo, Egypt., Cairo, Egypt
8. Sip Egypt
Originating from Lebanon, this cafe is famous for its unique coffee offerings. Sip’s Zamalek location is conveniently situated near the Marriott (seems like a hotspot for cafes), offering both outdoor seating and appealing indoor decor.
In addition to the usual coffee choices, Sip presents a variety of house blends. They even offer coffee in 200gm bags, featuring beans sourced from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Ethiopia. You can also purchase their signature blend in a bag. Their food menu includes classic cafe options like breakfast, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.
Address: 18 Kamal Khaleel, Omar Al Khayam, Cairo
9. L’ Aroma
L’Aroma it’s definitely the oldest cafe on this list. L’Aroma has been a hub for coffee and a productive workspace.
The cafe is comfortable and spacious enough that you can hold meetings or take calls without broadcasting everything to the entire coffee shop. Since its beginnings, L’Aroma has gained popularity, and it has even expanded its presence beyond Zamalek to other parts of the city.
Address: 7 salah el deen St Zamalek , Cairo, Egypt
10. Sufi Bookstore
You might find it a bit unusual to see a bookstore on this list, but not when you discover what Sufi Bookstore brings to the table. Visitors can choose from a variety of offerings at this place – they have books, drinks, food, artworks, and even souvenirs. If you’re fortunate, you might even catch a musical performance here during your visit. If you’re aiming to enjoy your time in a distinctive spot full of personality, Sufi Bookstore should definitely be at the top of your list.
Address: 12 Sayed El Bakry Street, Zamalek, Zamalek, Egypt