Fishawi’s Coffeehouse

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Fishawi’s Coffeehouse information

Opening hours
24hr except during Ramadan
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Lonely Planet review

There are few specific things to see in the khan but Fishawi’s Coffeehouse , in an alley one block west of Midan al-Hussein, is an absolute must. Hung with huge mirrors and packed day and night, it claims to have been open continuously since the year 1773, except during Ramadan, when everyone is fasting. Entertainment comes in the form of roaming salesmen hawking wallets, carved canes, pistol-shaped cigarette lighters and packet after packet after packet of tissues.