Whether you’re an early bird or not, nothing beats a good breakfast to start your day on the right note. With Cairo’s eclectic cuisine options, you’re bound to find a morning treat that suits your every mood. Whether it’s a traditional Egyptian breakfast you’re after, or looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with pancakes, Cairo has delightful breakfast options for everyone. Think we’ve missed a great breakfast spot in Cairo? Do you agree with our choices? Let us know in the comments below…
This option is a strong contestant in most categories. It’s earned its reputation for being one of the best breakfast spots in town. Lucille’s is famous for their hearty American style breakfast and generous portions. If you like to start your day with a champion’s breakfast, this is the place for you. You’ll find a wide variety of eggs with beef bacon, sausage or even chicken fried steak. If you have more of a sweet tooth then you’re in luck. Lucille’s has some of the best pancakes in town, bound to leave you full for the rest of the day.
Contact: +20223592778, website
2Casper & Gambini’s
Casper and Gambini’s is a breakfast favorite in Cairo, especially for those aiming to start their day on a healthy note. With options like their Egg Benedict served on a bed of wilted spinach and a side of potato wedges, or their intercontinental breakfast, there’s little left to desire after a good meal there. Casper and Gambini’s is also known for having some of the most refreshing cocktails in town that add that extra kick to your morning.
Where: Nasr City (Citystars)
Contact: 16852, website
3Garden Promenade Café
This option is best known for giving you the most pleasant ambiance for your breakfast. Although it’s more on the pricey side, it doesn’t disappoint in delivering a worth-while experience. Often during weekends you’ll find yourself entertained by a live band. Other times, you’ll find that the entertainment is simply running into everyone who has ever set foot in Zamalek.
Where: Zamalek (Cairo Marriott Hotel)
Contact: +20227283000, website
Left Bank is one of the busiest breakfast spots in Cairo and for good reason; their view of the Nile enjoyed from the heart of Zamalek is a delight for many. If a traditional Egyptian breakfast at its neighbor sequoia isn’t your cup of tea and you prefer a more modern setting, Left Bank is for you. One of the most underrated treasures is the Left Bank bakery, which produces some of the best tarts and mille-feuille. Also, extremely underrated is their yogurt parfait, perfect for those seeking a lighter start to their day.
Contact: +20227350014, website
Sequoia is another brilliant spot with a stellar view. It offers you pleasant Egyptian dishes for breakfast. Although their portions are relatively small, they seem to offer you a little taste of everything you would want out of typical Egyptian breakfast. Their juices are served fresh and will certainly add that extra kick to the first meal of the day. Much to the delight of many, Sequoia allows you to enjoy shisha along side your meal.
Contact: +20227350014, website
Zooba is definitely one of the most charming breakfast options in Cairo. You can choose to deliver it to the comfort of your own home, or visit any of its colorful stores that are taking over the capital. Zooba will no doubt give you a fabulous twist on your favorite traditional dishes. They are known for their colorful bread options baked with beetroot or spinach. Not to mention, their spectacular assortment of cottage cheese and fava bean dishes. Compared to other breakfast options in the city, this happens to be one of the most affordable ones.
Where: Zamalek, Citystars Heliopolis, Maadi, Downtown Katameya, and City Square Rehab
Contact: 16082, website
7Andrea – New Giza
A new branch for an old-time favorite; the new Andrea has taken the capital by storm. Its signature trays of “eggs and bestrami” have masses of followers happy to wait in line for hours just to get a taste. Freshly baked baladi bread, and unmatched Foul and Felafel dishes are just a couple of reasons why this restaurant will always be timeless. Breakfast at the new Andrea comes with a surprisingly stunning view, making this breakfast option one of our very favorite spots in the capital.
Where: 6th of October City (New Giza)
Contact: +201063699722, website
Nile 49 is one of the more charming and unique spots on this list. It’s a small floating boat off Midan Kitkat that offers you a different cuisine every day. While you have to make a reservation at this little gem, a breafast at Nile 49 can set you up for an amazing day out. Nile 49 can literally provide you with any breakfast of your choosing. A visit is certainly worth your while just for experience alone.
Where: Kitkat Square
Nothing beats a breakfast by the Nile, and that’s exactly what The Medley offers. It has a simple yet lovely breakfast menu that includes omelets and fresh pastries. You can enjoy a wide variety of fresh juices as you enjoy a chilled out start to your day, with a view of our beautiful river. Can’t ask for a better start to the day.
Contact: +201111113952, website
Paul is one of the most popular French chains in the world. Its introduction to Egypt was a delight to almost everyone, and expectations were set sky high. Needless to say, Paul didn’t disappoint, especially when it comes to dishing up superb, quality breakfast. Paul has become a local favorite frequented by those seeking a little taste of Paris right in the heart of Cairo. Their breakfast options range from delightful quiches and crepes, to omelets and fruit tarts, making Paul the ultimate breakfast destination for many locals.
Where: Mohandeseen, Heliopolis (Citystars), 6th of October (Mall of Arabia), Heliopolis (Korba), New Cairo (Downtown Katameya), New Cairo (Cairo Festival City Mall)
Contact: +2022314619, website