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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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Revolving Restaurant: Your Best Case Scenario for Date Night

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We understand how valuable date nights are, especially when it is on a special occasion such as a birthday or an anniversary, and because the restaurant chosen for this night sets the mood for everything, we recommend the Revolving restaurant that will definitely grant you a memorable night and here’s why!

First off, the Revolving restaurant is located in Grand Nile Tower Hotel which is home to Cairo’s finest food and beverage outlets, that offer authentic and diverse cuisines that satisfy every taste and different desires. The revolving restaurant is no exception, it provides diners with a staggering panoramic view of the Nile River, the Pyramids and the ancient cosmopolitan city of Cairo.

So that you get to savor on their culinary delights from an international gourmet menu, that are prepared in the restaurant’s show kitchen, while enjoying a splendid view that will surely set the romantic mood you desire.

Besides the mouthwatering food, and the magnificent view, the Revolving restaurant rotates a full 360 degrees over a period of an hour and 15 minutes, to give you yet another exceptional dining experience.

The Revolving Restaurant, seats 140 for dinner every day from 7:00 pm, and is located on the 41st floor of Grand Nile Tower and journeyed to by an exclusive elevator.

Another addition that makes a perfect night is the stunning Revolving Restaurant Lounge that is one floor below the restaurant, where you get to gaze out upon the distant Pyramids of Giza and reflect upon the glistening Nile. You can join a friend there for a drink, while floating high above the illuminated city and the shimmering Nile.

With an astonishing 300-degree panoramic view, an international cuisine offering the finest dining and being located in a fancy hotel, the Revolving restaurant makes the best scenario and an alluring destination, for the perfect romantic scene of the Nile.

So if you’re looking to spend a dreamy romantic dream in Cairo’s pre-eminent meeting place, and enjoy live entertainment, then reserve your table now at EGP 1500 all inclusive for two persons every Friday from 6:00 pm till 11:30 pm.

 

 

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Mother’s day: Planning the Perfect Getaway for your Mother

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Alert! Mother’s day is just around the corner, and if your mother is as stubborn as mine when it comes to buying her a gift, then the best way to celebrate it is by spending quality time with one another. And so I figured that the best way to draw a smile on her face is by taking her out to my favorite places, or what used to be her favorite places.

There are various ways to spend the day with her, and they all depend on your mother’s personality, because while some may be outgoing, others would like to take some time off duties and spend the day relaxed at home. So here’s a list of suggestions, but keep in mind that you’re the best one to tell how your mother would want to spend the day.

1- Wust El Balad

This used to be my mother’s hang out place, and whenever she feels down, I usually take her there for ice cream from what used to be her favorite ice cream place Al Americaine. So if your mum is as nostalgic as mine, take her out to places with memories in them and make her relive them with you. Listen to her tell stories about her youth, and her best friends and how she used to spend her time.

You can have lunch at one of the Liver shops there, or take her to Eish wa Malh where she can enjoy some really good Italian food.

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Mom has fed you so many times, this Mother's Day treat her to a special brunch in the heart of Downtown. The whole family can enjoy everything from strawberry pancakes with a cappuccino to a succulent beef fillet with fresh pasta. We'll serve breakfast until 3pm and have a number of brunch specials! 🍓🍓🍓 Free chocolate covered strawberries for all the ladies! Perfect for couples and families. Single mothers welcome. Those who have lost or lost touch with their mothers encouraged; extra chocolate covered strawberries for you. 🍴🍴🍴 The menu is a la carte. No minimum charge. For reservations, please call 01098744014. #eishayatek #downtowncairo #mothersday #mom #pancakes #free #brunch #chocolatestrawberries

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2- Day use at a hotel

A day use at a fine hotel makes the perfect scenario for relaxation, you can start off your day with a nice massage and then have breakfast by a view. My recommendation would be to choose a hotel by the Nile so you get to enjoy a perfect view and the perfect weather, go for Sofitel or Grand Nile Tower, they won’t disappoint.

In both, you’ll get to enjoy a splendid view from their restaurants, where you can indulge in an array of your favorite baguettes. Also, good news is, Grand Nile Tower is offering a special discount of 50% on all massage and spa treatments to moms at their Royal Health Club. The offer is valid from the 21st till 23rd of March.

For reservation, call 0223651234

3- Paul 

Paul is also a perfect choice for mothers who would enjoy fine french baguettes and pastries, the restaurant itself is classy and sets a nice mood for breakfast or lunch. My recommendation would be to go to the branch in Korba; because it looks heavenly and you can go for a walk afterwards.

4- Spring Flowers Exhibition at Orman Garden

Available from the 21st of March until the 21st of April, and this time Orman Garden is hosting the 86th Edition of Middle East’s biggest flower exhibition. It is thrown annually and is considered to be the most elaborate kind of a flower exhibition in the Middle East. The good thing is that if your mother is a garden/ flower lover, she won’t resist not buying something from the exhibition and you, my lucky friend, will of course be the one buying it for her.

The exhibition will include more than 171 vendors, displaying a wild variety of more than 600 species of cacti, roses, orchids, palm trees, indoor and outdoor plants.

5- Andrea New Giza 

The hard choice you will have to make is whether to have breakfast or dinner there, because both meals are extravagant, and will sure get your mother’s approval. Besides their really good food and their most famous chicken, the view at the New Giza branch is breathtaking, and the weather these days make the place even more suitable.

 

 

 

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The Weekend Guide: Where to Take Out Your Significant other

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It’s March already, so you know what that means! A month that is fully dedicated to women and mothers of every household, and you’re either celebrating International Women day or mother’s day. Both ways, you gotta come up with some interesting outings for your loved one, and so we have got you covered with a list of places, where you can take out your mother, your wife or your girlfriend.

1- Billy Beez- Mall of Arabia 

To the mommies with young kids who are still celebrating their day among their kids, Billy Beez in Mall of Arabia is hosting an event ‘The Mother Queen of Billy Beez’ every Thursday of this month. It’s an event that is both rewarding to the mother and kid; because nothing warms a mother’s heart more than seeing her kids laugh.

There will also be a photo booth in the mall, where kids will receive a ‘Billy Beez Mask’ and mommies will get a 50% off Billy Beez tickets, that they can use starting from April.

2- The Park at MoA

Mall of Arabia’s latest extension, it sets the mood for a family outing, or a one-on-one date with your partner. After doing some shopping or maybe going out for a movie, you can have lunch at one of the restaurants that just recently opened there.

Our recommendation goes to Blaze for lunch, or Qahwa for breakfast.

3- Revolving Lounge & Restaurant 

Now for an actual romantic dine in with your significant other, the revolving lounge in Grand Nile Tower sets the perfect mood with its incomparable view of the City, during a candle lit dinner.

For Reservations, call: 0223651234

4- Turkish Cuisine At Conrad Cairo

Conrad Cairo is collaborating with Conrad Istanbul Chef Sedat Hamarat, for one week, the chef will be blessing visitors with some Turkish specialties for a la carte dinner at Conrad Cairo’s OAK Grill restaurant from March 3rd to 8th, nightly 6 PM to 12 midnight. So hurry up and reserve your spot before the 8th of March, and award your loved one with a taste of Turkey.
For reservations, call: 0225808481

5- Villa Belle Époque

Located in the heart of Maadi is an European-look-alike piece, perfect for a breakfast or a candle lit dinner. An even nicer idea would be to turn it into a weekend getaway, and book a room at the hotel.

The place is also hosting a Soirée Tango Printanière event this Saturday, where couples will get a complimentary introductory Tango class and a la carte dinner with a live guitar performance.

Price: L.E 646.88 all inclusive per person.
Dress code: Dress to impress.

For more information, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/394504851117547/

 

 

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