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A true coffee sensation

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If you’re a true coffee lover, and you know it when the aroma tickles your soul, the taste inflames your brain, and the ecstasy revives your being, then you need to pay a visit to” 30 North”.

It’s an up modern cozy place; a new Egyptian experience that indulges you in a variety of coffee beans. Tastes from all over the world are brought to your cup, whether it’s a Mexican Altura, a Ugandan Kilimanjaro or a Peruvian Chancamayo; a light roast or a medium roast, you’ll definitely find your match. Not only you get to choose your favorite coffee, you also get to choose how you like it done.  This urban place offers different choices of coffee and rich snacks

Let me share my experience with you. First entered, I met a very tempting deserts display then the coffee station. The waiter welcomed us warmly, and explained very carefully each type of coffee they serve and also all methods they have for processing coffee weather its V60, Aeropress, or Chemex.  He was very friendly, patient and well acquainted with what he’s selling. We got to smell and taste coffee before we make our order.

I was seated at a marvelous wooden table with wooden chairs that looked as if they were just cut from the tree, which added a natural aspect in opposition to the grey cement urban walls.  I got the menu and made the order.

First, we got a welcome bread basket with a genuine vegetable dip; more of sweet pepper, tomato and eggplant mix. The smell, and the taste of the fresh baked bread promised a good meal to come ahead, and my guess was true.

I started my day with chicken tempura sandwich. Oh my god! Chicken in the morning?! I thought so, but it’s really worth it: fresh finely marinated chicken tempura with caramelized onions, special souse and greens. It was just the right light taste- suitable for breakfast- not greasy not heavy.  It’s served with homemade chips, just to finish the taste. Afterwards, I definitely needed to sweeten my tongue before facing a new working day.  The answer was Neutella- fluffy- pancakes covered in snow sugar and strawberries. Could I ask for more? All topped with the taste of fresh brewed aeropress Ethiopia coffee.

My friend ordered mix cheese in brown Panini sandwich. Yummy cheese mix with special spread in freshly baked bread but missed some greens. She asked for it, and she got a plate of rocca, cherry tomatoes and fresh mushrooms. For desert, my friend had a large blueberry macaroon, Oh Wow! Crispy from outside, gooey from inside filled with jam and some white spread, a bit like a creamy cheese, the sugar taste was just perfect. Her experience wouldn’t have been a true extravaganza without a cup of Chemex Ethiopia. Though Chemex,which is the process of making coffee through high filtration, I found that it gives very clear coffee but it somehow the coffee taste is not as strong as it should be.

All in all, weather you are longing for a distinguished breakfast or you just need a supreme getaway during your coffee break, this is the place. 30 North is a true coffee sensation.

Norhan Emad TV Presnter at ALGhad TV channel & Content creator at What's up cairo.

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5 Hangouts spots for a Game Changer weekend

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Let’s be honest, we all decide on our hangout destinations based on the kind of cuisine we’re craving so basically, outings now revolve around food. But what happens once we’re done eating? We direct our attention back to our phones, and because of this, the best hangouts spots are always those that make us forget about documenting the moment, and actually living it.

The below list is of places that will surely force you to put your phone down.

1. Ski Egypt

One of the most enjoyable experiences and definitely a new one, Ski Egypt doesn’t only give you the experience of snow but also a number of fun games for a definite remarkable day.

Where: Mall of Egypt

Prices varies and is available on their website: https://skiegy.com/pricing/

2. Adrenaline park

Adrenaline park offers a variety of super fun games, including paintball fights and laser tag, both of which takes you to a live PubG experience. So if you’re looking to let out some of your energy, then what’s a better way of doing so other than on a stimulation of a war field?

Where: El Sheikh Zayed, Dandy Mall

Website: http://www.adrenalinegypt.com/venues

3. AutoVroom

AutoVroom is Egypt’s first international professional racing track in Egypt, that offers both rental and professional kart racing. So whether you’re a car enthusiast or not, it’s an experience you don’t want to miss out on!

Prices start from EGP150 per person.

Website: https://www.godayuse.com/egypt/cairo/autovroom

4. Bowling

Going a little old school with a bowling, why not? Especially with more and more arenas opening across Cairo. These new arenas are bringing people back to the arcades!

Where: International bowling center, Dandy Mall, Cityscape Mall

5. Magic Planet

Arcades are always a good idea, and no it’s not for kids only! Well, unless it’s a Friday then you better leave it to them. Choose carefully your childish friends who are into trampolines and more, those who bring the inner child in you.

Where: Mall of Egypt

Website: https://magicplanetmena.com/en-eg

N.B. All previously mentioned spots have awesome and near food spots, because let’s be honest, food still matters the most.

 

 

 

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How people around the world celebrated the New Year

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Skies are lit up? Check.

Countdown for the New Year? Check.

Enthusiasm? Check.

It’s definitely the spirit of New Year’s Eve, and this is how celebration around the world took place!

Fireworks lighting up the Ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year’s day celebrations in Athens, Greece.

A stunning shot for the Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower through a bubble in Moscow’s Red Square, Russia.

Fireworks exploded over the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, Germany.

People amazed during the fireworks show that took place over a hill in Vienna, Austria.

Skies of Moscow’s red square colored with fireworks in Russia.

What did we say about enthusiasm? Spotted in times square, NY.

As if Fireworks weren’t good enough, London Eye takes on a more colorful look at the United Kingdom.

All lights everywhere, and that’s how Egypt celebrated NYE, in every district and that one is from Waterway.

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NYE’s hot spots for 2018’s Grand Finale

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Whether you’re a group searching for places to lit up your new year’s eve, or a couple wanting to end the year in a romantic spot, we have got you covered with the following list of places that will lavishly end 2018 and kick start 2019 the right way!

1- CJC- El Leila Dope.

Mustafa Amar and Hossam Hosny are joining CJC610 in celebrating its first ever NYE party! Composer and singer Hossam Hosny will start first with some of his uplifting songs, followed by Egyptian star Mustafa Amar who most of us grew up listening to his songs and will surely be singing along the lyrics, that shall bring us both joy and nostalgia.

2- Citron- Renaissance Hotel

Citron is serving NYE dinner buffet, you’ll be able to enjoy your romantic dinner with a live entertainment for an unforgettable night out.

3- OPIA- Black and White party

Prepare your black and white outfits for OPIA is throwing a B&W NYE bash with Khaled Sayes, Loai Khalifa and belly dancer Sherihan. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

4- The tap west- Let’s get wested!

Dance your night off on to the tunes of DJ Feedo along with the up and coming DJ Doggy Dogg, their tunes are guaranteed to get you dancing all night long!

5- The tap East- Shakedown

The East side of town will also have their fair share of partying with Kashouty who is giving the place its final “Shakedown” for the year.

6- Conrad Cairo Hotel

Feast on the diverse and world-menu of Conrad for their NYE dinner, they’re serving menus from worldwide cuisines, to save you from the confusion that follows the question of what she wants for dinner.

7- LE MÉRIDIEN- Accordion dinner

Enjoy a fancy Lebanese dinner along with a love performance by live accordion at Le Méridien Cairo Airprot’s Mezzeh restaurant.

 

 

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