Coffee Addict Alert! Element 29 the café has opened in Mall of Egypt. Friday brunch has to be absolutely the best time of the week and this discovery has elevated the whole experience to the sublime. So much so that we are almost tempted to keep it all for ourselves. But that would be selfish.
Signature Items & Dishes Sampled Element 29 in Mall of Egypt
Their signature premium coffee is served in myriad forms. First things first, we needed a coffee fix. But where to begin? Element 29 has to be the alchemist of ambrosial coffee. Single origin or the signature blend? They say that the current crop of beans from Peru is extraordinary. We opted for the Hario Pour-Over 60 and the Aero Press, and were well pleased. The spectacle of dry ice may not have had a bearing on the flavor, but it was massively entertaining.
Appetites perked up, we launched into our Spanish Omelet and Eggs Benedict. Chef Mostafa had personally checked to see how we preferred the eggs to be poached, and they were faultless, as was the omelet. The garnish of potato wedges and salad that come on breakfast dishes can often be a sad affair, but listen up! These wedges and baby leaf salad alone were worth the visit. Blissfully herby and virtually oil-free, the wedges were gone in a flash, and the salad just as quickly. The dressing with orange, olive oil, nigella seed and garlic was a winner, next time we will insist on getting the full recipe!
It was time for a second round of coffee, this time a simple Latte. Served in a double-walled glass, it was easy to hold and kept the coffee perfectly hot. Why hadn’t we discovered these before? This called for something sweet to nibble on, and our Waffle with Fresh Fruit and Chocolate Brownie with ice cream did the trick. Element 29 has truly mastered the art of presenting all of its food and beverages in an enticing way, creating a feast for all the senses. A Pineapple and Kiwi juice later, we headed for home, with the firm commitment to repeat the following Friday.
Element 29 in Mall of Egypt
Other Menu Options that Appealed & Beverages Available
The menu offers a lot to explore, and we would also love to meander our way through all the coffee options, as well as try the intriguing fruit infusions. Element 29 is not only a coffee-lovers’ paradise, there are juices, teas and fruit infusions, as well as a range of soft beverages.
Décor & Ambience
A fresh and inviting ambience, with interior and mall areas and varying seating options. Colors are lively with tones of rose, cream and aqua, and work against the palette of black, copper and white marble.
The huge coffee roaster, customized we might add, gleams in a corner, and seating is available at the Specialty Bar where you can watch the impressive La Marzocco coffee maker turn out coffee after coffee. Coffee service equipment is original Hario from Japan. The service was top-notch on our visit, even though we were early birds.
Clientele Mix: Families, groups of friends, couples. This is a place with something for everyone. There is a Kids’ Menu as well.
Worth Noting: Element 29 has takeaway, and provides catering services.
Price Range: Moderate, great value.
Opening hours: 10 am to 12 am
Address: Mall of Egypt, Level 2, Entrance F2
Tel: 0114 004 5224
Facebook / Instagram: Element29eg
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