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Cafe near Souk

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:27 pm

I don't know the name of the cafe that I had dinner in tonight, however if like typical Egyptian food it is a good place to go.

It is located close to the Emilio hotel, on the edge of the souk. If you were to look up to the 'locals' souk from the edge of the 'tourist' souk you will see Chez Omar on one side and in the garden bit. On the right hand side as you look at it, there is typical Egyptian grill on the street and a tiny seating area behind it inside.

It is clean, a good choice of food, and excellent value for money. Two of us ordered chicken, one ordered pigeon, but we also had soup to start, and then the usual selection of dips and salads, krumb mashi, aubergine mashi, pepper mashi, courgette mashi, all serve with flat bread. Rice was available if we wanted it but we declined.

The meal cost 150LE - for the whole lot. By my rough estimate that is about £7.

I also noticed that women were eating there without menfolk. Always a good sign in my book that the food is considered good, and that the place feels 'safe and comfortable'. Now I know about it, I wouldn't hesitate to go there again, even if alone.


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Re: Cafe near Souk

Post by carrie » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:35 pm

Think it's what is known locally as Smokey Joes? Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal Hepzibah

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Re: Cafe near Souk

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:58 am

carrie wrote:Think it's what is known locally as Smokey Joes? Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal Hepzibah
That doesn't ring a bell. I'll try to find out what it's called later and then post the information. All I can say is that I recommend it. It's the sort of place I'd like to eat in if I lived in Luxor and also somewhere I'd take guests to to give them a small 'taste of Egypt'.
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Re: Cafe near Souk

Post by carrie » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:18 am

Well Hepzibah you seem to be getting out and about are you enjoying your visit?

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Re: Cafe near Souk

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:02 pm

carrie wrote:Well Hepzibah you seem to be getting out and about are you enjoying your visit?
I can't believe that this is my last night in Luxor. It has been pretty much non stop since I arrived. I'll try to post more about it in Visiting Luxor - but not until I've done my 'square peg - round hole' exercise of packing!
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