Friday, November 6, 2009

Coffee Break


Many years ago before Cairenes went totally overboard over lattes, there was a nice family owned Italian style coffee shop on Road 9 in Maadi. Cafe Greco was an instant success among the expats and soon was filled with both local and foreign residents. For my money, it's still the best coffee in Cairo, despite Starbucks, Cilantro, Beano's and any number of other competitors.

11 comments:

brattcat said...

Really interesting photograph. Nice slice of life. Your comments giving us context are also really appreciated.

Leif Hagen said...

As long as they have good coffee AND delicious treats...

Mark Jaffrey said...

I couldn't agree with you more - it was a revelation when it opened, and even through a change of ownership the ethos and quality of the service and the coffee have remained consistently great.

I love Greco.

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Nice to see, a glimpse of everyday like in a different country.

tanuj solanki said...

Love the photo. Looks like a painting.

Roy Esterhuizen Photography said...

Very interesting image, converting it to a painting has given it a different edge, but I like it

Μπαλαντέρ- Wildcard said...

Ahhhh, so nice over there! Much better option than Costa's and Cillantro's, a bit further up on the street :)
Missed it! Hope Cairo and its challenges are treating you well!

Mi S. Anjos said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful blog. Congratulations!

Laiza said...

WOW!! I would love to know this place, because I LOVE coffee^^ It^s very interesting!!

Anonymous said...

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Audacious Jane said...

Interesting, just for the record, how much in Aussie dollars is a good cup of coffee in this cafe. Enjoyed looking at your photos. Nice work.