Some mornings just call for a cup of hot coffee and a freshly baked croissant before the office, while some evenings call for a fresh loaf of bread and a quiet evening at home. In a bustling city where it’s not always easy to get great pastries & fresh bread, we’ve done the research for you and compiled (in no particular order) the top 10 bakeries in Cairo.
Imagine you’re sitting outdoors in Paris at one of it’s petite boulangeries sipping on a coffee and enjoying a sweet treat. This is exactly what Paul offers you with it’s luscious range of pastries, tartelettes & bread loafs. Whether you want a salty or sweet breakfast, Paul does not disappoint. Not only does the place smell heavenly but it’s range of traditional French, rustic bakery products leaves you hungry for more. Paul is also one of the few bakeries in Egypt with a worldwide reputation, and the baked goods reflect just that.
Where: Mohandeseen, Nasr City, 6th of October, Korba, New Cairo
Contact: +2022314619, Facebook, Website
TBS – The Bakery Shop
Having taken Cairo’s bakery scene by storm since it first opened, TBS has proven it’s success in the amount of branches it has all over the country. TBS is one of those bakeries that guarantee freshness with every order. ‘So fresh it’s baked in front of you’ meaning you can actually get your hot cheddar croissant with cheese that’s melted and running inside! Not a fan of salty croissants? Try their ‘Cronut’ – a wonderful cross between the doughnut and croissant.
Where: Click here for all branches
Contact: 16679, Facebook, Website
Beano’s is one of Cairo’s best bakeries for the lovely food they offer and their stores provide a warm atmosphere that just makes us want to sink into their couches and enjoy our hot coffee that goes hand in hand with their range of French pastries including one of our personal favorites, the croque croissant with turkey and cheese! Whether you are looking for a place to study, a relaxing Friday morning with friends over breakfast, or an evening of sandwiches & socializing, Beano’s have won over our hearts with their baking skills!
Where: Click here for all branches
Contact: +2022702 4131, Facebook, Website
Tucked on a corner away from the bustling of the city, Cake Café is one of Zamalek’s hidden gems. You might have not heard of it if you are not from the island, but we strongly advise a stop by one morning to get a taste of their delicious delights. They may be small in size, but they are big on taste. Try out their extensive range of cookies or a slice of their elegant cakes, and thank us later.
Where: Zamalek, New Cairo
Contact: +201023505014, Facebook
Bread, pastries, tarts, jams, doughnuts, and much more! Ovio is a great one-stop shop when you want to get some freshly baked goodies. With their range of artisanal breads to take home in the evening or a quick stop for coffee and an almond croissant in the morning, it is a must try for those with a taste for quality. They also have a range of infused honey’s and jams for you to take home. Best part is that they offer a 50% discount on baked goods after 7pm. Finally someone has managed waste correctly, thank you Ovio!
Where: Sheikh Zayed, Maadi, Zamalek
Contact: +201013333890, Facebook, Website
The Marriott Bakery
Before the food and beverage industry boomed in Egypt, very few places offered the authentic European bakery experience – except for The Marriott Bakery. This place has a special place in our hearts thanks to its gorgeous range of baked baguettes and pastries that they’ve been serving for so long. Their Apple Pie has impressed us over the years, and continues to do so today.
Where: Zamalek (Cairo Marriott Hotel)
Lo2met 3eish have established themselves very well in Alexandria, and now they’re in Cairo! Needless to say, we’ve fallen in love with their simple and tasty products. Stop by to grab one of their delicious sweet or savory croissant for breakfast or get lost in their dreamy range of breads which include the French baguette, the Italian focaccia or the German goldenkorn to take home with you or make a sandwich out of it right on the spot. With all their fresh goods elegantly displayed, this bakery has a treat for everyone.
Where: Sheikh Zayed (Beverly Hills, Sodic West)
Contact: +201120044500, Facebook, Website
If you’re dreaming to be in France right now, just visit Brioche Dorée! They are the ones that introduced the French croissan’wich to the Egyptian market, and they’re damn good at it. Their Parisian criossan’wich is a freshly baked croissant stuffed with emmental cheese, ham and salad. Want something on the sweet side? They will not disappoint you with their ranges of pain au chocolat, apricot croissants and many more innovative sweet baked products you will find only at Brioche Dorée.
Where: 6 October, Sheikh Zayed, Zamalek, New Cairo
Contact: +20227375161, Facebook, Website
Located in the prestigious first mall, La Gourmandise serves a stunning range of freshly baked baguettes and breads. In fact, all their baked goods are as elegant as the rest of the Four Seasons. Whether you go for their pistachio roll, raisin roll, or a simple croissant, we’re sure you’ll be satisfied regardless of your choice. The atmosphere is another great aspect of La Gourmandise – truly a European breakfast bistro.
Where: Giza (The First Mall)
Contact: +20235692557, Facebook, Website
Not only has this hip place won the hearts of all the foodies out there, but left bank truly has one of the best bakeries in Cairo. Get there in the morning and watch the chefs hard at work in the open kitchen preparing a range of delicious range of breakfast goodies such as cinnamon buns, sugar brioche and range of Danish pastries. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Try their Kouign Amann!
Contact: +20227350014, Facebook
Now it’s your turn. Let us know if we’re missing a great bakery in the comments below. If you’ve had a particularly good or bad experience with any of the bakeries listed above, please let us know in the comments section. Want to get in touch with us? Just click here and drop us a message.