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Egypt's Bagel Scene: Where to Find the Perfect Bite

Craving a classic bagel or an inventive twist? Our list of top spots in Egypt guides you to the most mouth-watering bagels!

Ibrahim Wael

Egypt's Bagel Scene: Where to Find the Perfect Bite

It’s 10 AM on a tranquil weekend morning. The shower is running, and the steam is slowly clearing away the remnants of last night’s escapades. As the kettle begins to whistle, signaling the promise of a warm cup of coffee, a familiar sensation sets in: hunger. And not just any hunger- this is a craving for something substantial, something comforting. Enter the bagel: the quintessential morning sustenance.

A well-made bagel, with its perfect balance of a crisp crust and a chewy interior, can transform a simple morning into an event. But not all bagels are created equal, and finding the perfect one requires a discerning eye and a keen sense of taste.

For those in search of the ultimate bagel experience, we’ve compiled a list of the city’s top spots. Whether you prefer your bagel with a classic schmear, loaded with lox, or topped with innovative ingredients, these locations have you covered.


Branches all over Egypt
For bagel enthusiasts, Cult has achieved legendary status. Nothing says "weekend brunch" like their grilled halloumi bagel paired with an iced matcha latte.

Jared’s Bagels

Road 233, Maadi
The original bagel haven deserves a mention. Whether you're craving sweet or savory, Jared's has it all. Their signature blueberry and strawberry cream cheese bring a delightful twist to the classic bagel and cream cheese combo.

Koffee Kulture

Branches all over Egypt
Koffee Kulture masterfully blends coffee and baked goods. Their salty beef and truffle bagel, coupled with an iced white mokka, is a perfect pick-me-up.


Branches all over Cairo 
Carmel nails the classic cream cheese and smoked salmon bagel. With a perfect balance of tanginess, crunch, and freshness, their bagels are an art form that keeps you coming back for more.

The Bagel Tree

Abu Tig Marina, El Gouna 
A girl's trip to Gouna isn't complete without breakfast by the marina at The Bagel Tree. Choosing between the Parisian and the Saint Tropez bagels is nearly impossible—they're both that good.

Sousi’s Bagels

Delivers all over Cairo
Asmaa ElSaid, AKA Sousi, has brought New York’s bagel culture to Egypt. Fueled by her love of baking, Sousi has perfected the art of the everything bagel. So fluffy and crunchy without being too soft, this cloud kitchen churns out sweet and savory bagels.


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