Set in the heart of Cairo's most famous bazaar, this venerable tea house has been managed by the same family and has ... More
Set in the heart of Cairo's most famous bazaar, this venerable tea house has been managed by the same family and has remained open 24 hours a day since 1773. It occupies a narrow alley off El-Hussein Square. Cracked mirrors, smoky ceilings, old wooden furniture and a stuffed crocodile lend charm. But the real draw is the crowd—a diverse mix of package tourists, chic sheikhs, inland sheesha chain-smokers and snooty waiters. Tea, Turkish coffee and a variety of hot and cold drinks are available for the asking. Food is not available, but can be brought in from local stands.
when you enter you are surrounded by a past to deep to describe,,, as you drink your shay you can get your hands and feet decorated with traditional henna designs,, smoke a shesha [water pipe].. watch the crowd , hear the call for prayer,, get a bargain priced rug,, walk where centuries ago many mechants walked... egypt is with out a doubt the most fabulous of places... totally modern,, but at the same time with standing all time ,, holding all its tradions from long ago.... i so miss my misr
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