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12 Spots In Cairo To Get Your Shisha Fix

There's nothing Egyptians love quite as much as shisha...

Staff Writer

Egyptians love their hubbly bubbly almost as much as they love molokheya. Possibly more. It’s a close call. We are a nation of certified shishaholics; we know our flavours; we know how to blow smoke rings; we know when our hookah is maktooma and how to fix it; in fact most of us know how to make a shisha at home. But why go through all that bother when there are so many spots in the city that perfect it for you? 


Charlie Chaplin is a fan of Wel3a's #shisha. Are you? #hookah #zamalek #egypt

A photo posted by Wel3a Cafe (@wel3acafe) on Sep 15, 2014 at 8:53am PDT

The coals run hot and the bowls don't stop. Oh, and they've good got drinks.


You can also nibble on some oriental mezzehs at this Aladdin-esque spot. 


If you fancy shisha and it's six in the freaking morning, Hookah Lounge has got your back.



Smoke in style.

A photo posted by Almaz Bar & Lounge (@almazcairo) on Oct 18, 2014 at 8:20am PDT

Baileys shisha, anyone? 



#Fishawi #Café #El #Cairo Hace 200 años q atiende las 24 hs del día. #Khal Al #Khalili

A photo posted by Jano Colcerniani (@janocolcerniani) on Sep 27, 2014 at 11:14am PDT

Your great-great-great grandfather probably smoked shisha here.



Tastes better, looks better, lasts longer… #GlassShishaBowl

A photo posted by Kazouza Street Eats (@kazouzaegypt) on Feb 10, 2015 at 5:12am PST

Where else can you have shisha and a kebda sandwich at the same time?


The shisha might be overpriced but you get your money's worth and the view is Instagrammable and that gets bonus points. 


There's over 30 flavours for shisha if you're feeling a little bit adventurous. 


Shisha, Lebanese-style. 


There's booze and belly dancers... Major brownie points for that. 



Ladies, give yourself a break today and enjoy an all-day long complimentary arjeelah! #LadiesSundays

A photo posted by Byblos Lebanese Restaurant (@byblosrestaurant) on Dec 28, 2014 at 6:39am PST

If that's not the cutest little shisha you've ever seen, then WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? 



Blow off some steam this weekend! #MandarineKoueider #Koueider #shisha #weekend #citystars #downtownmall #Cairo #Egypt

A photo posted by Mandarine Koueider (@mandarinekoueider) on May 14, 2015 at 3:41am PDT

You thought all they had was ice cream? You thought wrong.