Café Cairo

Music, Music venues Stockwell
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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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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Café Cairo says
The Cairo experience is all about hospitality, it's about an alternative to the high street, a fantasy home from home.
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Venue name: Café Cairo
Address: 88
Landor Road
Transport: Tube: Clapham North
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  • House, disco and techno Until Sunday August 20 2017

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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 best kept secrets in London, it is like walking into a festival tent !

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!****


Situated in a kind of nightlife Bermuda triangle between Stockwell, Brixton & Clapham, Café Cairo stands out as as a venue that you would actually bother to travel across several tube lines to visit. Despite the bright red facia, blinding array of lights and colourful decorations, it is actually quite an unassuming establishment from the outside.  It looks small and cramped, the sort of place that attracts art & philosophy students.

Once inside, it feels a bit like Aladdin’s cave with an array of eye-catching furniture, draped materials and ornamental pieces everywhere.  Other cave-like comparisons include that it is a) quite dark through atmospheric dim lighting b) there are a myriad of small intimate spaces to explore (not too small and cramped, yay!) and c) you feel like you might come across a long since forgotten treasure chest buried by pirates in a corner somewhere...  It is certainly unique and makes no effort to conform to the flatpack, might-as-well-be-made-by-Ikea ‘trendy’ bars that literally pop up everywhere.  And for that reason, it has become a well-loved and popular destination for locals and the wider Londoner community alike.

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.