Cairo Kitchen: and a tale of where to eat in Cairo Egypt

I was born in Cairo to a mother who made food only from scratch. Nothing from boxes, nothing from cans, nothing with tiny print on industrial packaging.

just. good. food.

And so when I heard about Cairo Kitchen from friend and author Rawah Badrawi, I thought that perhaps it was the place for me.

I was right.

The restaurant itself is small but charming with a sea of tiling, a beautiful tin ceiling, a terraced seating area, and darling red stools.

But let's talk about the food.  The menu is simple and very reasonably priced.

Everything lovingly prepared in colorful, happy casseroles...

dished out by chefs who seem genuinely pleased to see you....

You can have a lemonade with a splash of rosewater or perhaps a hibiscus juice.

Can food taste cozy?  Apparently, yes....

No wonder some of the clients have a hard time controlling their enthusiasm....

Cairo Kitchen

118, 26th July Street, Entrance on Aziz Osman Street
Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt.

Phone: 0227354000


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Egypt: and tales of walking like an Egyptian

Oh the tales....the many tales I've told about Egypt.....


Yes, that's where I...

Considered a tattoo.

Contemplated faith 

Played with a naughty little boy.

Spent time with a polygamist.

Was bejeweled.

Got lost in the Khan el Khalili.

Was enlightened.

Witnessed intrigue

Drank coffee with Naguib Mahfouz.

Wore gold colored glasses.

Was crowned the Queen of Juice.

Had color therapy.

Skimmed the surface.

Tried to crack a secret code.

Shopped and shopped.

Couldn't get a girl out of my mind

Shared a love story. and...

Had visions of Paradise.

I'm in Egypt now, searching for another tale to tell.

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Cairo's La Bodega: a tale of glamorous Egyptian dining and decor

I should have known as soon I saw them,  that La Bodega was unlike any other restaurant in Cairo.

She might have said, Expect glamour, as I brushed by her.  

And, of course, she was right.....  


Located in an old Cairo mansion, with all its fine fittings and fireplaces, La Bodego showed off remnants of a more romantic era.

Through golden doorways there was seating under crystal moons.......  


and a bar under a crystal waterfall.

All the beautiful people were there.  With a kiss kiss, they said hello.


And hung up their purses.

And (gasp) had an illicit smoke.

And then they gossiped Cairo gossip. 

The waiters could hardly keep up with the orders for chestnut risotto, crusted salmon, and homemade papardelle.

Or perhaps they were taking intrigue-filled notes culled from the whispered tales around them.

No mater, it was a shimmering night....

But don't take my word for it.  Next time you're in Cairo, come for a glamorous evening of your very own....

La Bodego, Apperitivo & Bistro

157, 26th of July Streat
Baehler's Mansions Building
Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
+20 2735 0543/6761 or +20 10 523 2923
Reservations by phone only.