3 Great Coffee Shops in Cairo

Coffee is of main importance in the Arabic culture. It is almost a ceremony that allows people to gather with friends and family and discuss politics and whatnot. We gathered for you some of the best and most special coffee shops in the huge metropolis of Cairo.


Cova is all about coffee. This hole-in-the-wall tiny coffee shop had a few chairs and, of course, you can always take-away and find a nice spot outside. If you love espresso, this is the place for you.

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Address: 14 Taha Hussein, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek, Cairo
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to midnight


The name means coffee in Arabic, and no wonder this is the go-to place for many locals. The atmosphere is young and hip and the service is great (they might even give you a free coffee if you promise to visit your mother).

Address: Arkan Plaza, El-Bostan, Cairo
Opening hours: Every day from 8am to midnight

Café Greco

This place has been around for 20 years and is still a favorite of many locals. You can grab your coffee and either sit in the nicely decorated seating area outside or just go on your way.

Address: 64 Rd 9, Maadi Al Khabiri Ash Sharqeyah, Maadi, Cairo
Opening hours: Every day from 7am to midnight