Khan El Khalili Restaurant & Mahfouz Coffee Shop

Egyptian in Cairo

The tranquil Moorish-style interior of this cafe-restaurant, with its strong air-con and tarboosh-hatted waiters, is a popular haven from the khan’s bustle. Although geared to capture tourist trade, the food is decent, particularly the hawashi (meat patty) and spiced baladi sausage sandwiches, and their version of Egypt's bread-based dessert, umm ali. The juices are also excellent.