August 21, 2013

El Fishawy Coffee Shop, Cairo

Photograph by Stuart Freedman, Panos Pictures

For more than two centuries, this smoky, mirrored El Fishawy café has been an inviting respite within the labyrinthine tangle of the 14th-century Khan el Khalili bazaar. Beneath checkered archways and tin lamps, wobbly brass-topped tables teeter under the traffic of steaming glasses of mint tea, dark coffee, and apricot-flavored shisha tobacco from hookah pipes.

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