Friday, March 11, 2011

Bikya Book Cafe

You know that the universe is a beautiful place when you know a place like that exists.


This is not an interview sort of thing, it's just a post of appreciation.
A tribute to my new favorite place, and that is not even an exaggeration.

(Unintentional rhyme)

A post of appreciation for the beautiful, intelligent girls whose dreams brought this place to life, for the colors that feel so much like home, for the great playlist.


Appreciation for the second hand books and the coffee combined. And the comfortable seats and board games. For every little thing this little cafe is.
It's a lovely place, really.


Now Bikya Book Cafe is 8 days old as of today, and yes, I am pretty sure I am not just speaking for myself when I say it has become a favorite. It is a lot of people's favorite new place; it feels like an extension of your own perfect living room. You know, the living room you always imagine would have when you look at pictures in magazines. (and it never does)
Well, Bikya is an variation of the living room you've always wanted.

I just found the perfect description!

They hold performances of all kinds (I have attended music and stand-up comedy) and well, have I mentioned this place serves a perfect (THE perfect) peanut butter shake?

So yes, if you live in Cairo and haven't been there yet, then you definitely should, you're missing out on the spirit and the vibe and all that. Very youthful and inspiring.

I believe it is by far the best thing that has happened to Madinet Nasr (Nasr City), since I really hate the area but Bikya is on a quiet street of Abbas El Akkad so the noise doesn't reach you.



Click on the photos to enlarge, they were all sent to me by one of the girls behind the genius that is Bikya (I just quoted myself) and well, in this photo above you can see Hany Mustafa performing.

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5 comments:

mazloum0 said...

Love the place! It's my favorite place to be right now.

Simply Me said...

This is so cool ..I love book cafes that feel like an extension of your own living room ..I am so happy for you Sara :)
and the live performances icing on the cake :D

Menna Tarek said...

It is actually better if you go to it through Tayaran St.
AND, it is too noisy to be a book cafe, it is a non smoking cafe at most.
And the crowd, ugh...

Menna Tarek said...

It is actually better if you go to it through Tayaran St.
AND, it is too noisy to be a book cafe, it is a non smoking cafe at most.
And the crowd, ugh...

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