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10 Best Breakfast, Brunch and Bakeries in Maadi, Cairo

Updated: Jan 21

Let's be real, who doesn't enjoy a good breakfast or brunch? Whether you're treating yourself on a weekend or just trying to start your work day on a high note, Maadi is a neighborhood known for its wide array of breakfast/brunch spots and artisanal bakeries.

Here are 10 of our favorites:

Ratios Bakery

Opening hours: 7:30 am - 2 pm

This little bakery run by a married couple (who are also the head chefs) has attracted such a buzz around their artisanal baked goods that we can’t promise their most popular items won’t be sold out if you go too late in the morning. They offer different types of fresh bread (white sourdough, whole wheat sourdough, cranberry & walnut sourdough, baguettes, seed bread, honey buns, pizza dough), pastries and what they call ‘good eats’ - things like mac n cheese, spinach artichoke dip and homemade peanut butter.

Reservations are best to make sure you find seating.

Ratios Bakery’s menu.


Ovio. Best Breakfast, Brunch and Bakeries in Maadi

Opening hours: 8 am - midnight

This European restaurant has a hefty breakfast menu: pancakes, crepes, different egg styles by the dozen, sourdough toast and morning sandwiches; Ovio’s got it all. They have a large outdoor terrace so it’s perfect to enjoy some sun with your breakfast or brunch - and they also have another huge perk: you’re allowed to bring your dog!

Ovio’s menu.


Lucille's. Best Breakfast, Brunch and Bakeries in Maadi

Opening hours: 8 am - midnight

The grandmother of all big American breakfasts in Cairo. Yup, way before the concept of all-day pancakes, waffles and omelettes were a thing elsewhere in the city, Lucille’s was already offering it on weekends at their Road 9 branch over 15 years ago.

Lucille’s menu.

Paris Bistro

Opening hours: 9 am - 12:30 am

Looking to enjoy breakfast on a breezy Maadi balcony, surrounded by trees? Then look no further than Paris Bistro. It's also a great spot for a weekend mimosa alongside your breakfast or brunch!

Tawlet Yvonne

Opening hours: 9 am - midnight

Right underneath Paris Bistro is Tawlet Yvonne, one of Maadi's best Lebanese restaurants. You can order all your favorite Lebanese breakfast mezzes or eggs in a little courtyard (and shisha is available -- or argileh if you want to be authentic about it). Can't decide what to order? Try the Lebanese breakfast tray on their menu for a little bit of everything.

Cafe Greco

Cafe Greco. Best Breakfast, Brunch and Bakeries in Maadi

Opening hours: 6:30 am - midnight

Caffe Greco isn’t your stereotypical breakfast place; it mainly revolves around coffee (some of the best in Cairo!) so you wouldn't head here for a heavy-duty breakfast, but they always have some fresh goodies on hand: biscotti, croissants, pastries and a few sandwiches. This place has been a Maadi staple for decades now.

The Lebanese Bakery

The Lebanese Bakery. Best Breakfast, Brunch and Bakeries in Maadi

Opening hours: 8 am - 11 pm

The second Lebanese breakfast spot on our Maadi list is The Lebanese Bakery, a Beirut-based ‘neighborhood bakery’ that offers freshly-made moujjanat (Lebanese baked bites), manaeesh, baked eggs and more. They have both indoor and outdoor seating.

The Lebanese Bakery’s menu.

Ralph’s German Bakery

Ralph's German Bakery. Best Breakfast, Brunch and Bakeries in Maadi

Opening hours: 8 am - 10 pm

This bakery and breakfast spot in Dahab on the Red Sea Riviera became so popular that they opened their first branch in mainland Egypt a few years back in Maadi. Besides the freshly-baked breads and croissants they’re known for, they also make specialty ‘laugens’ and have full English breakfasts.

Ralph’s menu.


Kazouza. Best Breakfast, Brunch and Bakeries in Maadi

Opening hours: 10 am - 12 am

Home of the all-day Egyptian breakfast, Kazouza has a huge selection of different fuul bowls, taameya, breakfast sandwiches, feteer and a whole lot of sides. Also, how can't you love those lightbulb orange juice bottles?

Kazouza's menu.

Jared’s Bagels

Jared's Bagels. Best Breakfast, Brunch and Bakeries in Maadi

Opening hours: 6 am to 6 pm

Open in Maadi for more than 15 years, Jared’s Bagels doesn’t just serve up bagels in all their forms (pastrami, egg and cheese bagel, anyone?), they also have a considerable-sized menu of other breakfast and brunch items as well as baked goods and pastries.

Jared’s Bagels menu.

1 Comment

Feb 11, 2023

Love Ratios & Lucilles

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