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Monday, May 10, 2010

Cairo's Coffeehouse Scene

If you need a little strong qahwa mazbut to get your Monday started, you might try this article on the Cairo coffeehouse scene from Al-Masry al-Youm's English website. A lot of it focuses on Zahret al-Bustan, next to the Cafe Riche. The Riche was a regular spot for me in the old days, before it was closed for many years after the Cairo earthquake, though it's since been reopened I understand.

An article mainly for the Old Cairo hands, or those about to become some.

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