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Groppi's, Cairo

Groppi's - Cairo, Egypt
Groppi's
Midan Talaat Harb, Cairo, EgyptMap
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

Part of a famous Cairo chain, this branch is notable for its garden terrace and deli. During World War II, the patio was a popular retreat where British officers enjoyed their afternoon tea; Egyptians and lower-ranking officers were not allowed in. The paneled interior looks much as it must have done in the 1940s. Elderly couples frequent the dining area while a mixed crowd relax in the shaded garden. The seats are uncomfortable and the service slow, but it is easy to imagine how it once was. Tea, coffee and juices can be ordered along with desserts; the baklava is superb. The deli sells cold cuts, pastas and jams.

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  • Type: Coffee, Tea
  • Nearest Train: Ataba
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