- Fratelli is already quite popular for a new establishment, so you may have to wait a few minutes for a table. Fratelli's atmosphere is effortlessly welcoming; even in the summer heat, Fratelli's wraparound outside seating area is often full, but the inside area is hardly second rate. Cozy couches and cushioned wooden chairs provide comfortable seating to the café's dimly lit, natural wood interior. The sweet smell of shisha tobacco lingers in the air and is accompanied by the sound of tawla chips clanging against game boards. The menu is surprisingly extensive with a variety of salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and chicken entrees. Even more surprising is the quality of the food. At 14.99LE, the Caesar salad was a portion more than adequate for what was advertised as a starter. A large plate of fresh and crisp – albeit iceberg – lettuce was chopped, not shredded, and was served with quartered ripe tomatoes, a few black olives, freshly pan-fried croutons, shredded Parmesan and thick, tangy Caesar dressing. For 24.99LE the chicken fajita sandwich is a sizeable fajita wrap of steaming hot chicken, peppers and onions in a thick piquant red sauce served alongside steak cut fries, fried to perfection but lacking in seasoning. Fratelli's beverages are also a real treat. The vanilla milkshake (14.95LE) was thick and creamy. Blended to an even consistency, it more than made up for the lack of dessert options on the menu. The Fratelli kocktail (16.95LE), an icy cold, chocolaty beverage is thinner than the milkshake, but with a twist of strawberry; the drink is rich and delicious. Fratelli's value drops slightly in the shisha category. At 18LE the flavoured tobacco is a bit higher than many café shishas, and with a 4LE plastic lay a shisha can add quite a bit to your tab. However, a number of hard-to-find flavours are available here, including cappuccino, vanilla, banana and guava to name a few. Moreover, the staff are happy to accommodate creative cravings; we were told that the banana and vanilla make a good mix. The shisha hagar is well and generously packed and the shisha attendants are unaffected by large crowds, keeping coals hot and customers happy well into the night at Fratelli.
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- Cairo, Egypt
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