El-Fishawy Café

is one of Cairo’s famous cafes. It is located in the Al-Azhar neighborhood and is considered one of the oldest cafes in Cairo, since its establishment dates back to 1797 AD. The cafe took its fame and luster, thanks to the Egyptian international writer Naguib Mahfouz, who was “Al-Fishawy” his favorite café, as the cafe witnessed many of the first drafts of his novels, and it served as a living space in which he met his friends and lovers, including writers, artists and simple people.The cafe is famous for the tea it offers, whether black or green, as it is presented in a small metal jug, smell of mint, on a small metal table, as the nargile (shisha) is presented in different flavors, and it is the most acceptable thing for those who visit it.

The café sits

in one of the narrow alleys adjacent to the Imam Hussein Mosque in Al-Azhar, in the heart of Fatimid Cairo, in the Khan el-Khalili region. It is frequented by a mixture of Egyptians, Arab tourists and foreigners of all nationalities who are dazzled by the atmosphere of the pure oriental café, with its busy wooden tables, seats similar to the rich Arab sofas, and mirrors attached to its sides with wooden frames occupied by seashells.
Although “Khan Al-Khalili” became full of an infinite number of cafes, with different levels, some of which overlook the Imam Hussein Mosque, while others overlook major streets, none of them were able to compete with “Al-Fishawi” in his fame, until you find Some other cafes are empty on their thrones, and their workers invite customers to sit in various ways, while you may not find an empty chair in Al-Feshawi and you may have to wait for some time until any table is empty.


The ambience of the cafe

At the top of the ceiling of the room witnesses the classic and cultural excitement, where you find lamps of the artisan’s creativity in their creativity, and the atmosphere of the café dazzles you, making you not in a hurry, while you wait for your drink, your eyes move with curiosity in the contents of a room on which the Bosphorus room is used, and it is lined with wood inlaid with ebony And its tools in silver, crystal and Chinese were dedicated to King Farouk, and the main guests of Egypt, Arabs and foreigners.