El Fishawy


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El Fishawy

One of Cairo’s oldest and most famous tea houses, that has been managed by the same family and has been open 24 hours a day since 1773. A traditional Egyptian style tea house, also known as an ahwa, popular with tourists for fantastic people-watching. This is an Egyptian style coffee house that is frequented by all types of people, so tourists will feel comfortable while still getting to experience the local cafe flavour.


There are both Western style and Egyptian cafés in Cairo. Tourists might feel most comfortable at the Western style cafés, as the Egyptian cafés are very traditional and only patronized by men.