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Downtown Cairo's Buns Origin Story Will Make You Follow Your Dreams

It's never too late to follow your dreams.

Imagine having baking as your lifelong passion but you’ve never taken a chance to do anything about it. Sami El-Sawi, who happens to be 63-years-old, didn’t want to be one of those people, which is why he decided to do something about it with Buns, proving that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.


Located on Noubar Street, the French bakery is Emily-in-Paris’ dreams come true. They’ve got croissants, canelés, baguettes, eclairs, cupcakes, tarts, pound cakes and everything else you could ever dream of tbh.

If you’re ever in Downtown Cairo and you’re in the mood for some dessert and a lovely convo with El-Sawi, we urge you to pop by Buns.