We love us a good ole Egyptian breakfast with foul and ta3meya, or even a basic Karen one with an eggs Benedict on a bed of avo toast. But, have you ever had or thought about having a Syrian breakfast? If you don't know what that is, let us enlighten you because it's about to be your new fave obsession. Syrian cuisine is thousands of years old, so it's no wonder that they've gotten breakfast down. A typical Syrian brekkie sees you using pita bread instead of utensils where you have so many options to choose from hawadir (readies or foods that are directly ready to eat from the fridge or pantry). Syrian cheese (from sholal to jebneh beeda) is always a must, creamy fava beans swimming in garlic-tahini yoghurt and melted ghee, fattet hummus, makdous, fatayeer and so much more.

In this article, we've listed down all the spots in the capital that will make you fall in love with Syrian breakfasts. 

Bawabet Demashq

Their mana2eesh are to die for. Especially when paired with some jam or za'tar. 

Location: Mukattam

El Class El Halaby

Deep fried paste of chick peas, fava beans, and a mix of onions and different herbs and spices is what makes the Syrian falafels stand out. 

Location: Obour

El Ganainy

All hail the holy fatteh, a class of dishes popular in Syria and the greater Levant that comprises of bits of fried pita, garlic-yogurt-tahini sauce topped with toasted nuts and some hot oil or ghee. Chickpea fatteh is a classic Damascene breakfast. Make sure to grab it!

Location: Obour


If you're a big fan of garlic and labneh, then you'll definitely love Syrian foul. 

Location: Nasr City, Obour

Bab ElHara

Going to this Rehab City joint on a Friday morning for breakfast is going to be the closest thing you'll have to an authentic Syrian family experience, assuming you're not Syrian and want to replicate that feeling.

Location: Rehab City

Layaly El Sham

Yet another spot in Rehab City that is as equally iconic. Their pita bread are so fresh, we want them to have a bakery of their own. 

Location: Rehab City

Bab Toma

If you're in Tagammo3, Bab Toma is where you need to go!  

Location: New Cairo