Fodor's Expert Review Café Riche

$ Downtown and Bulaq Middle Eastern

Founded in 1908, Café Riche was the social headquarters of much of Cairo's theater and literary communities and once had a cabaret where Umm Koulthum got her start in 1922. The food has not changed much since then and features such standard French-influenced Egyptian grill dishes as entrecôte in wine sauce with fries. The steak with pistachios is more innovative (and quite good), while there are all the usual local options, including fatta (a meat or vegetable casserole) and tahini. The owner passed away in 2015, and since then the historic café's fate has been up in the air. As of this writing, it's still serving food and drink as it has for more than 100 years.

Middle Eastern Historical Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner $

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17 Shar'a Talaat Harb
Cairo, Cairo  11111, Egypt

02-2391–8873

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