There's a hint of the souk about this Clapham spot. Squint - easily done, given the low lighting - and you could almost be in Khan el-Khalili. Almost. The 'magic tent' is a bit of a talking point - they shipped it over from a bazaar in Cairo and filled it with comfy cushions, low-slung tables, Egyptian rugs and shisha pipes.
Cocktails play a lead role on the drinks list, with dark 'n' stormys alongside rum and gingers, vodka and hibiscus and a tequilito - a Mexican mojito made with lime, agave, tequila arette blanco, mint, bitters and a twist of orange. There's a few craft beers, plus wines, prosecco and sipping shots. They even sell mead.
The food menu is short, with baklawa, Turkish delight and chocolates alongside a selection of nuts. You can, though, order from Red Spice curry house over the road - they'll deliver it and have it served with plates and cutlery. Just like the real thing.
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Wow great place. Magical in every way. Amazing cocktails staff are helpful & kind, free toast.what a great idea
. Cafe Cairo is by far the best late night cafe in London with eclectic music from live to Dj's, cabaret shows to secret cinema. A must see must go place.
The heartbeat of the local alternative arts in the area. Know where quite like it. Friendly staff, great music, amazing cocktails and free toast. Not only that but one of the places that has given a home to creative people for over 20 years. Must visit when in the area.
This place really has a magic I have found nowhere else, a hidden ruby in the backstreets, an aladdins cave full of love, creativity, and pure splendor. With it's incredible decor, mouth watering cocktail menu, beautiful staff and diverse events it is a place where I could reside all weekend!
A very friendly venue with great atmosphere and fantastic cocktails. Totally loved the décor and lighting.
**Absolute magic***One of London's few genuine venues built & run on love, care & consideration for all its people customers, staff, performers & local community alike***stepping through that red door is like walking into another world*** South London's answer to the CS Lewis's wardrobe!****
We call it 'Cairo'. Once you're at the door you are transported to a beautiful country! A treat not to be missed.
Cafe Cairo is a colorful little gem found within the greyness of London Town. It is a great place to go to before going out, out ,,,, drinks are fairly priced and you can jazz yourself up with face paints and glitter that they provide. The staff are so welcoming and the place has a very comfortable homely feeling The music is very diverse and you can always have a good conversation as Cairo seem to pull the creatives in. I like it a lot :)
Have been here many times, it's one of my favourite spots in London. Beautiful lighting, most friendly family style atmosphere. Lots of amazing music and DJs and homemade drinks and cocktails. Highly recommend to people visiting London, or Londoners who've never been.