The Best Brunch And Breakfast Spots In Alexandria, Egypt

Gluten free chocolate and hazelnut brownies  | © David Wagner / Flickr
Gluten free chocolate and hazelnut brownies | © David Wagner / Flickr
Alexandria is a popular tourist destination on the Mediterranean coast. If you’re exploring this historic Egyptian city ande wondering where to go for breakfast or brunch, here are the best places to try.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina © David Stanley / Flickr

Arous El Selsela

Cafe, Egyptian
This authentic Arabic cafe with a modern twist is located on the seafront, opposite the Bibliotheca Alexandria. The roof is made with palm trees. The tables surrounded with big pillows and decorated with big fruit baskets in the middle are typical of Egypt. After you finish your breakfast have some tea or smoke shisha as you enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves. Arabic music also plays in the background, adding to the ambiance.
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Located in Green plaza, part of the Hilton complex, Brownies has a casual and welcoming atmosphere. It also has a lovely open area to sit in the garden. The staff is friendly and will help you out with the menu and with trying to decide what to eat. Their juices and smoothies are great and they serve tasty desserts. The brownies, of course, are worth trying.

Green plaza, Alexandria, Egypt

La Poire Cafè

Cafe, French, $$$
A French cafe in the heart of Alexandria, La Poire Café offers a good selection of pastries alongside snacks, pizza, salads and sandwiches. The food served here is fresh. You can complement your meal with a hot or a cold drink. Located in the Carrefour mall, this is a great spot to come for breakfast or brunch just before or after shopping.
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Carlos Café

A great place to hang out if you’re traveling with a large group of friends, Carlos offers a great variety of sandwiches, salads, sweets and pastries. They also do good coffee. With extremely friendly staff, the place is always full of young people coming and going. They do an amazing coffee, so if you want to have a quick breakfast, come and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with one of their cakes.

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View Café

The View is a beautiful and relaxing cafe by the sea. As its name suggests, this place has a terrace with a splendid view over the Mediterranean. The cafe is part of the Mediterranean Azur hotel. Accompany their sweet treats with some Turkish coffee or some tea, and you could even smoke some shisha after your meal. The cafe is best visited when the weather’s good so that you can enjoy your meal outside.