Restaurants in Cairo
Leave your Starbucks addiction in the States. In Egypt, the most successful chain of coffee shops is Cilantro, which launched nine years ago in Zamalek.
Kenoz, a full-service restaurant with outdoor seating, serves Western dishes (hamburgers, chicken Caesar salads), but smart travelers order off the more innovative Oriental menu, which lists flavorful, local specialties, including spiced Maza lamb and fatta (bread crumbs) casserole, basm
If you’re in a rush, try the grilled to-go items at Sakara Café (named for an Egyptian settlement that dates back to 3100 B.C.). What would we pick up? A lamb and chicken shish kebab, plus the fresh tabouli (bulgur wheat) and fattoush (cucumber, tomato, onion) salads.