18 Beautiful Cafes & Coffee Shops in Alexandria Egypt

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Other than the capital city Cairo, another classic city in Egypt, it is equally vibrant and holds the culture and diversity of ages ago but is often outshined by Cairo. This city is Alexandria, also known as the Mediterranean bride. It is the second-largest & cosmopolitan Egyptian city, as many ethnicities and religions coexist here. Based on this fact, there is a diverse culture that is unique to the city, and what is a better medium to explore the culture of a city other than its food? Remarkably, Alexandria is home to a plethora of cafes & restaurants. Alongside its seaside charm, this city is among the largest food hubs in the country. It is one of those places you should explore on an empty stomach, so you do not have any regrets! Most of the cafes are open until late at night and serve tasty snacks, beverages, & sweet delights all around the day. 

Here is a specially curated list of famous cafes to visit in Alexandria:

1. Cilantro

Cilantro is a western-style cafe operating at multiple locations in Alexandria. It serves delicious coffee, drinks, salads, sandwiches, pastries & other desserts. The popular Bibliotheca location is a decent place to stop after sightseeing at the Mahmoud Said Museum or visit the Bibliotheca library complex to rest if you like. It offers a spectacular sea view and embraces a calm & lovely atmosphere. Here, you get various dishes and beverages to choose from. It is appropriate for couples & families and is not very pricey. The best-selling beverages at Cilantro are Mocha Frappe, Latte, Toffee Latte Frappe, and Iced Latte.
Locations: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, El Gaish Road;
4 Mostafa Fahmy Street, Glim;
Zahran Mall, Alexandria
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Average Cost: EGP 190 - EGP 470 for two

2. Gleem Bay

Gleem Bay
Gleem Bay is a modern avenue in Alexandria with chic cafes, seafood & burger joints, & more. Notably, it is a two-story food court embracing top-notch food & beverage brands together. It offers awe-inspiring views of the coast & high-rise buildings standing against it. You can give yourself a treat of delectable International & Egyptian dishes as here you can enjoy good-quality meals & fresh drinks watching the sunset in the pink sky. One of the most preferred options here includes fried chicken and burgers, served with crispy fries and revivifying soft drinks.
Location: Glime Beach, San Stefano, El Raml 1, Alexandria
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM 

3. Carlos Cafe

Carlos Cafe
Carlos Cafe is a casual and straightforward coffee Shop and restaurant that offers high-quality service to its customers. Remarkably, it is the first established coffee shop of its kind in this city. It serves a wide menu of salads, sandwiches, pasta, pastries, & sweets alongside decent coffee & other beverages. Though there are so many snacks & dishes to choose from, the best-selling dishes at this cafe include Chicken Quesadilla Sandwich, Chicken Fajita Sandwich, Chicken Alfredo pasta, and Umm Ali. With convenient locations and friendly staff, Carlos Cafe is an amazing spot to hang out with friends.
Locations: Gleem Branch - 583 Zahret Gleem, Mostafa Fahmy, Fleming, El Raml 2, Alexandria;
Meroza Branch - Quetta at Tarik as Sahrawi, Qesm Al Amereyah;
Sidi Gaber Branch - El Guish Rd, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Average Cost: EGP 250 - EGP 610 for two

4. Tivoli Dome Alex

Tivoli Dome Alex
Tivoli Dome Alex is a cafe-cum-restaurant that is nestled on the shore of the Mediterranean sea in Alexandria. It is listed as one of the most famous and stunning restaurants in the city because of the panoramic views and spacious seating. It can accommodate large groups of individuals to have a good time, and visitors can choose between indoor & outdoor seating. This cafe serves tasty dishes from the Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisines, made from high-quality fresh ingredients, including falafel, crepes, and much more. Also, you must try the delish coffee here.
Location: Corniche Mustafa Kamel (Beside Azure Grand Hotel), Sīdī Jābir, Alexandria, 21615, Egypt
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Average Cost: EGP 610 - EGP 1200 for two

5. Trianon

Unquestionably, Trianon Cafe is one of the most lavish cafés in Alexandria. It is snuggled on the seafront side of the Le Metropole Hotel on the Corniche. This cafe covers around half of the ground floor and offers remarkable sea views. Operating since 1905, this cosy café and restaurant take visitors back to the glorious days of what this iconic tea room looked like. It has retained the old-world charm of the golden days reflected by authentic decor. The delicacies and beverages are delectable, especially the croissants and fresh juice. Notably, Café Trianon takes pride in serving the best Om Ali (or Umm Ali ), a typical Egyptian filo pastry pudding prepared with sugar, raisins, coconut, and cinnamon soaked in milk, in Alexandria.
Location: 52 Saad Zagloul Square, Omar Lotfy, Bab Sharqi section, Alexandria
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Average Cost: EGP 190 - EGP 470 for two

6. Delices Patisserie Alexandria

Delices Patisserie Alexandria
Délices Patisserie Alexandria is a historical cafe and patisserie with a glorious history of over 100 years. Served by the same family since 1922, it offers scrumptious pastries, cakes, and coffee. It serves a Middle Eastern main course alongside its finest range of pastries. Remarkably, its Cassata ice cream, cheesecakes, red velvet cake, and Greek Baklava that is just like the Egyptian Baklava but drizzled with honey & cinnamon at this cafe are very popular. You can visit this cafe after exploring the Corniche to have nicely cooked club sandwiches, omelettes, & pies in a cosy ambience.
Location: 46 Saad Zaghloul, Al Mesallah Sharq, Al Attarin, Alexandria
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Average Cost: EGP 190 - EGP 470 for two

7. Costa Coffee

Costa coffee
Costa Coffee is a coffee chain in Alexandria offering an impressive range of authentic coffee & delicious food. In an exceptionally cordial atmosphere, it offers hot & cold beverages, sandwiches, sweet snacks, and more across different locations in the city. The Costa Coffee Fouad Street shop is a conveniently-located & well-known spot among the locals for having coffee. You can visit this calm & cosy cafe to rest & have nice food after a long stroll around Alexandria National Museum. It has plenty of seating space but gets crowded every time as it is one of the popular cafes.
Location: Sultan Hussein Branch - Fouad Street
Stanley Branch - 274 El Geish Rd;
San Stefano Branch - Al Geish Rd. inside San Stefano Grand Plaza Mall food court;
Glim Branch - El Geish Rd, inside Gleem bay;
Smouha Branch - 14th of May Rd, inside Green Plaza Mall
Timings: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Average Cost: EGP 250 - EGP 620 for two

8. Cafe de la Paix

Cafe de la Paix
Housed in an antique building set in one of the city's finest locations, Cafe de la Paix is an amazing place for drinks and snacks. It is among the historic cafes in the city centre of Alexandria that have been operating for a long time. It overlooks the eastern port of Alexandria and the Qaitbay Castle - its crown jewel. Here, you can relax and enjoy the lovely view with outstanding food, & energizing beverages, including appetizers, main course, desserts, coffee, milkshakes, cocktails, & juices in a historic & welcoming atmosphere. Coffee is the most ordered drink in Cafe de la Paix. Besides, it is appreciated for its great service and cordial staff.
Location: El Gaish Rd, Al Mesallah Sharq, Alexandria
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Average Cost: Up to EGP 250 for two

9. Wave Cafe

Wave Cafe
Offering picturesque views of the Mediterranean Sea & the beach, Wave Café and Restaurant is a charming cafe in Alexandria. The view is a highlight, especially at sunrise and sunset, when the sky turns beautifully pink, which the visitors can adore from the balcony of Wave cafe. There are comfortable seats and flavorful meal options, such as pasta, cheese pizza, rice and meat, spaghetti with meatballs, fried shrimp with crispy potatoes, and more. Alongside, you can have refreshing drinks & desserts.
Location: Alexandria Corniche, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria Governorate
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Average Cost: EGP 190 - EGP 470 for two

10. Corcovado

Corcovado is one of the noteworthy cafes & restaurants in Alexandria that serves a significant variety of food that caters to all tastes. This cafe embraces fancy decor, and the garden & terraces flaunt a well-suited colour combination. The Corcovado at Gleem bay offers splendid views. They have a rich menu comprising flavorful food & beverages. The popular dishes include Chicken Crunchy Burger, Crispy Chicken, Corcovado Beef Burger, Buffalo Chicken Burger, Herbs Grilled Chicken, Shish Tawook, Beef Steak, & more. Besides, the portions served for each meal are decent, corresponding to the prices.
Location: Cairo Desert Rd. Branch - Villa No 5E Meroza Compound Beside Carrefour City Center, Alexandria Desert Rd;
Gleem Branch - El Geish Rd, inside Gleem bay
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Average Cost: EGP 250 - EGP 610 for two

11. Zanilli's Coffee & More

Zanili's Coffee & More
Zanilli's Coffee & More is a cafe cum restaurant that is famous for its fine cuisine and scenic views. It is easy to find this cafe due to its easily accessible locations. There are three remarkable locations of Zanili's Coffee & More serving sandwiches, salads, seafood, pasta, fillet, & much more in a calm ambience. Notably, people visit this cafe for delicious sandwiches, seafood, & chicken dishes, alongside its lovely coffee. The latest branch of this cafe is at Montazah Water Sports Club. Here, you can enjoy your coffee & scrumptious meals with an unparalleled surrounding view of the Mediterranean sea.
Location: Montazah Water Sports Club (next to Palestine Hotel), El-Shaheed Youssef El-Sebaey, Montaza;
Tivoli Dome Alex;
City Center Alexandria – Cinema Gate;
Timings: Montaza Branch:  Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM, on weekends till midnight;
Tivoli Branch: Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM City Center: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM, on weekends till 1:00 AM
Average Cost: EGP 610 - EGP 1200 for two

12. Central Perk

Central Perk
Central Perk is a must-visit for all the fans of Friends Sitcom. It is a cool & happening cafe that is fashioned to look like the iconic Central Perk coffee shop from the TV sitcom Friends. This cafe replicates the sitcom's minute-to-minute details of the Central Perk, including the wall art, green loungers, yellow sofa, and identical iron-legged tables. For additional embellishment, there are TVs on the walls playing episodes of Friends, which the visitors can watch while enjoying their beverages. The coffee here is undoubtedly American, and their cakes are calorific yet mouth-watering. On the whole, the food and drinks will leave you contended and caffeinated.
Location: 2 Mohammed Shafek Ghrbal, Bab Sharqi, Alexandria
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Average Cost: Up to EGP 250 for two

13. Brazilian Coffee Stores

Brazilian Coffee Stores
Considered to be the authentic Starbucks in Alexandria, the Brazilian Coffee Stores is a renowned coffee shop serving wide variety of coffee. It is one of the city's most notable landmarks for coffee lovers. It is visited by locals and tourists alike. Tourists can stop by this cafe after visiting ElMadina Arts in the city. It has a distinct nature that makes you visit again & again to enjoy its coffee. With its decent menu, this elegant spot offers a more relaxed atmosphere for coffee lovers. Notably, it has a coffee grinder, which spreads the aroma of coffee in different stages of preparation until it is served to you. 
Location: Prophet Daniel Street, Al Mesallah Sharq, Al Attarin;
20 Salah Salem (in front of Alex Bank), Al Mesallah Gharb, WA Sharif Barsha Al Attarin;
Abd El-Salam Aref, San Stefano, El Raml 2;
Chompolion St, Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi, Alexandria;
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Average Cost: EGP 190 - EGP 470 for two

14. Pablo Cafe & Restaurant

Pablo Cafe & Restaurant
You can try a flavorful meal at the Pablo Cafe & Restaurant, located close to the Stanley bridge. The seaside location of this place makes it easily accessible and lets you enjoy the beautiful sea view. It has an extensive menu embracing appetizing dishes from various cuisines, be it Egyptian, American, Middle Eastern, or Oriental cuisine. You will like the pasta, burgers, chicken, & seafood that are served in adequate portions. Besides, the Stanley, Pablo Cafe & Restaurant has two more branches in the city in Gleem and Smouha.
Location: 267 El Geish Rd, Stanley, (bridge view building) Alexandria;
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 24 hours
Average Cost: EGP 190 - EGP 470 for two

15. Trio R Cafe

Trio R Cafe
Trio R is a classy restaurant & cafe offering a splendid view and a comfortable seating arrangement. There is the outstanding classic decor in this spacious cafe. Including soups, starters, salads, seafood, fast food, desserts, & drinks, it serves a combination of traditional American & Italian cuisine that makes you visit again. It serves high-quality & delicious food in generous portions. Though the prices of the dishes are slightly high, it is worth the price. Notably, this cafe is suitable for having a romantic dinner. There is a small children's play area too.
Location: Fouad Branch - 48 Fouad, Al Mesallah Sharq, Al Attarin, Alexandria
Roushdy Branch - 38 Abdelkader Ragab , Kafr Abdo, Roushdy
Sidi-Bishr Branch - Next to Hilton Sidi-Bishr;
Smouha Branch - Inside Smouha Club
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM 
Average Cost: EGP 250 - EGP 600 for two

16. Panorama Restaurant & Cafe

Panorama Restaurant & Cafe
One of the best cafes in Alexandria is the Panorama cafe & restaurant, which is centrally located in the city. This cafe allows visitors to enjoy panoramic sea views. The seascape & fresh air coming from the sea is mystical. It serves all three meals of the day, counting upon falafel & hummus, omelette, beans, coffee/tea or fresh juices, and main course choices like grilled steaks, shrimp and pasta, kebabs, pizzas spaghetti, & more. One hour before sunset is the best time to visit this cafe for its views.
Location: Al Ibrahimeyah Bahri WA Sidi Gaber, Bab Sharqi, Alexandria
Timings: Sunday - Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Thursday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Average Cost: EGP 190 - EGP 470 for two

17. Latino Cafe & Restaurant

Latino Cafe & Restaurant
Latino Café is a cosy cafe that overlooks the Mediterranean, and the sea views are spectacular from this place. The most popular delicacies are Zalabya with Nutella, chocolate zalabya, seafood tagine, & mint Green tea. This cafe is always full of visitors, and the highlights of this cafe-restaurant are its al fresco dining with amazing views & the tempting fare. It has a sweeping menu focusing on Mediterranean & Egyptian cuisine. Latino cafe serves various egg-based dishes, appetizers, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, tea, coffee, & smoothies for breakfast. Besides, there are soups, seafood, meat-based main dishes, Latino grills, and various desserts. Here, the zalabya is mind-blowing. 
Location: El Guish Rd Beside Glim Traffic Point, Alexandria 
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 AM (closing time reduced in winter)
Average Cost: EGP 350 - EGP 1200 for two

18. SOL Cafe

SOL Cafe
SOL is a well-known cafe and restaurant in Alexandria with a large seaside terrace overlooking the Stanley bridge. It offers Direct views of the famous Stanley bridge & the mesmerizing sea that lets the visitors enjoy some peaceful moments outside. It is a lively place with a charming atmosphere though prices are a bit expensive. This cafe offers a special menu extending unique artistic touches by its creative team to express the special mood of SOL, including a selection of soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, main courses, and hot & cold drinks.
Location: 259 El Gaish Rd, Fleming, El Raml 2, Alexandria
Timings: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Average Cost: EGP 250 - EGP 650 for two
Alexandria is a renowned tourist destination nestled on the Mediterranean coast. Founded by Alexander the Great, this city was important in ancient times. However, with its classic & lively cafes & restaurants, Alexandria has still retained its old-world charm. You will come across the most historical cafes serving delectable Egyptian & oriental cuisines. As you know now which places to hit up when you visit this city, keep your list ready before taking off to Alexandria!

This post was published by Kanika Sharma

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