Cairo's Best Spots for Dessert

Sweet desserts | © Phillip Stegmann
Sweet desserts | © Phillip Stegmann
Photo of Sarah Marzouk
9 February 2017

We all love food, it’s one of life’s joys. But an ideal meal will never be complete without the perfect dessert. Below are the best spots in Cairo to enjoy the optimal dessert.

Dip N Dip

This one is on the top of the list, go there and dip in to the finest Belgian chocolate covering different types of dessert. From brownies, chocolate fondue and crepes to waffles and chocolate mousse, there’s so much to try. The place is usually crowded, so you’ll probably have to wait a while before finding a place to sit.

South El-Tiseen, Cairo Festival City Cairo, Egypt, +20 100 069 1020

House of Cocoa

A group of well-chosen chocolate brands from around the world to fit every taste are on the shelves at House of Cocoa. While there’s plenty to choose from, you’ve got to try the molten cake and hot chocolate there, they’re the best. With only two branches in Heliopolis and New Cairo, the place is mostly crowded, so you’ll have to be prepared to stay on the waiting list for some time.

El-Montaza, Heliopolis, Cairo Governorate 11361, Egypt, +20 2 24181148

House of Cocoa

House of Cocoa – molten cake | © Saif Abo El Roos

Hot Chocolate and Waffle on Sticks

House of Cocoa – hot chocolate and waffle on sticks | © Hesham Ragab

Frozzy Twist

Time for exceptional ice cream! Frozzy Twist, the first place in Egypt to offer fresh ice cream in addition to introducing unique flavors. From cheesecake flavors, candies, chocolates, mixed berries, bubble gum, jelly cola, marshmallow to different eastern sweets flavors from like ‘kunafa ana basbosa’, you’ll get to choose your own flavor and watch it get prepared in front of you. Believe it or not, you’ll never get enough of it!

10 Omarat Al Saudeya, Masaken Al Mohandesin, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, +20 112 270 6099


Known for its well-made dirt cakes, Dukes is the first place in Egypt to offer this kind of dessert. When you first see the dirt cakes you’ll get the impression that it is some kind of a plant or a flower in a ceramic pot, but when you get closer you’ll find out that it is cake with layers of flavored mousse — the cake is available in vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, strawberry, apple and coffee.

51 El-Horeya, Almazah, Heliopolis, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Dirt Cake

Dirt cake | Courtesy of Dukes

Batates (Potato) & Zalabeya

With many branches in Egypt, Batates & Zalabeya offers fast snacks — mainly potato and ‘zalabeya’ (a kind of a dessert made by deep frying flour batter in circular shapes then soaking in syrup). The zalabeya is available with different toppings including Nutella, strawberry, white chocolate and sugar. It’s so worth the try, especially the one soaked in Nutella.

Mandarein Kouider

Up for oriental sweets? This is the perfect place. From ‘kunafa’,basbosa’ to baklava and other different kinds of dessert that will blow your mind. With many branches in Egypt, the unique taste of Mandarein Kouider has been making making people happy since 1926 when the place first opened.

17 Shagaret Al Dor, Mohammed Mazhar, Zamalek, Giza Governorate, Egypt

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