What could be better on a lovely winter morning than to bask in the sun with a long cappuccino and a plate of freshly baked croissants? Not much, we say. Copenhagen is one of the best breakfast options in Dandy Mall. It sits handily beside the main doors of Dandy Mall on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, giving it prime position to watch the constant flow of visitors to this popular location.
Type of Cuisine & Signature Dishes Super breakfasts, bakery products, fresh salads, pasta, pizza, soup, main dishes and a wide range of sandwiches made with home-baked bread. Signature dishes are the Eggs Benedict, Oven-baked Pasta Negresco, Fillet of Beef, Smoked Salmon Citrus Salad.
This was planned to be a quick cappuccino before heading to the office, but turned out to be a lot more of an indulgence. We shared a selection of fresh croissants to wash down with our coffee, each with its own distinctive character. The plain croissant was just the right texture, perfectly golden brown and buttery. The cheese version was a more-ish mix of cheddar and Emmental, the chocolate croissant was light, chocolate-filled and not too sweet, and the almond croissant was a sugary, powdery, almond cream-filled delight. Our savory taste buds also loved the white cheese and olive croissant, with its sprinkling of black sesame seed. The display of sandwiches and gateaux was so tempting we couldn’t leave without trying a selection, so we departed with beautifully packaged mini-baguettes crammed with tuna salad, slices of roast turkey, smoked salmon, cheese salad and roast beef, along with a yummy selection of gateaux soirée. The presentation of the take-away items is impeccable, so we would happily offer them on social occasions.
Other Options that Appealed & Beverage Options
We would love to have a more leisurely breakfast and try the Eggs Benedict, and the Smoked Salmon Citrus Salad, a combination of smoked salmon, fresh orange, grapefruit, lettuce and avocado that looks perfect for a light lunch. Beverage options include plenty of juices, as well as a selection of teas and coffee in all their variations.
The Décor & Ambience
Keeping true to its characteristic fresh, vibrant ambience, the tables are white with delicate dark grey lacy runners and colorful flower-pots, the seats are in clear Perspex, and the whole feel is bright, light and airy. Seating is both indoor and outdoor, with sheltered awnings for winter. Shisha is available, as are TV screens for catching the match. Cheerful, with courteous serving staff and a relaxed feel.
Anyone who likes to breakfast, brunch, lunch, dine and snack, as well as an evening clientele who come to have a bite and enjoy the night air.
Price range is moderate.
Opening hours: 8 am to 1 am
Address: Dandy Mall, KM 28 Cairo Alexandria Desert Road
Tel: 0101 302 6374
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