Enjoy food with a view at the President Hotel in Zamalek at La Terrace where they serve international cuisine, including ample vegan and vegetarian options. vegan in Cairo
Signature Dishes & Dishes Sampled
Their signature is mainly the fillet steak, but in this well-balanced menu, everything stands out. Let’s be frank, we indulged in absorbing the panoramic views from all aspects before letting our attention drift to the menu. But, when we did, it didn’t take too long to go for some enticing options.
Kicking off with Fish Cakes, we loved the delicate Asian flavors, with a distinctive taste of kaffir lime leaves. Quite dense, they proved to be more filling than we expected. Our choice of Salmon and Spinach Quiche was well-founded, the pastry was light and crisp when we sunk our teeth in, and the filling nicely balanced. We found that the accompanying salad provided a nice contrast. Portion sizes are not too large, so it leaves you room to explore the entrée selection.
Even though we had heard great things about the steaks, we opted for pasta and a divine Butter Chicken Masala. With an Indian chef ruling the kitchen we would have been foolish not to. It was perfection, and we had wisely asked for mild. It packed just the right amount of punch, the spices wafting through in layers, the tender chicken resting in a generous bath of creamy tomato and yoghurt sauce. Served with a mound of simple basmati rice, it really didn’t need more.
The Penne with Pesto and Shrimp was also well executed. The pesto sauce contained walnut and garlic, but didn’t overpower the flavor of the juicy shrimp. With a light dusting of Parmesan cheese, it went down easily.
Which brought us to the matter of dessert. Should we indulge or exercise willpower? Encouraged by the small but tempting selection, we went for Crème Brûlée and Warm Apple Tart with Vanilla Ice-cream. The servings were dainty, just right to wind up a pleasant evening. Forgoing coffee, we wandered off into the balmy night air of Zamalek.
Other Options (Vegan & More) And Beverages Available
We were intrigued by the wide range of vegan and vegetarian dishes, and would love to try the Quinoa and Raisin Salad. The Broccoli and Potato Thai Red Curry would be a must, and Pad Thai Shrimp with Rice Noodles would be on our list as well. Not to forget breakfast, the concise menu has some of our favorites. Anyone for Egg Benedict Royale?
As for beverages, they have soft options and a full bar. Cold pressed juices are available from 7 am through to 10:30 pm.
Décor and Ambience Vegan in Cairo
La Terrace is a spot for whatever mood you are in. Meeting up with friends for coffee, lunch with the ladies, a work session on your laptop, or a relaxed evening bite. The space is laid out in areas that offer different seating options, all comfortable and well-spaced. Smokers have a designated lounge area away from the main space, connected but partly shielded by a glass divider. Smart thinking, we thought.
The décor is fresh, plant filled and abounding in understated chic. Little touches like the natural linen table runners, ceramic tableware, huge bamboo lightshades and creative use of tiles create a nice vibe. Just a thought, guys, it would be lovely to have matching table napkins. Maybe that is in the works. On our visit, service was discreet and left us plenty of privacy to enjoy our surroundings, something that is always appreciated.
Clientele Mix: The Zamalek crowd, and day-trippers from the outer ‘burbs.
Price Range: Moderate upwards.
Opening hours: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm. The breakfast buffet works from 6:30 am through to 12 midday, with the à-la-carte breakfast menu available from 6:30 am until 2 pm. The full menu is available from 12 midday until 10:30 pm.
Address: 11th Floor, President Hotel, 22 Taha Hussein St., Zamalek
Tel: 2735 0718
La Terrace is highly recommended for international cuisine, and also if you are looking for Vegan in Cairo.
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