Our Story

Cilantro is Egypt’s first and leading homegrown Western style coffee shop chain, offering gourmet coffee, a variety of beverages and a selection of fresh sandwiches, salads, pastries, desserts, and snacks. Our purpose is to DELIVER MAGIC MOMENTS EVERYDAY THROUGH OUTSTANDING HOSPITALITY, DELICIOUS PRODUCTS OF BEST VALUE AND GREAT CONVENIENCE.

In 2000, Cilantro introduced the concept of “Chain Coffee Shops” to the Egyptian market with its first branch located in the heart of Zamalek; a branch that started the evolution of the coffee shop scene in Egypt and continued to the new modernized coffee shop approach thereby paving the way for many national and international chains to penetrate the market.

Today, Cilantro has over 85 branches across Egypt, serving more than 4 million visitors per year; striving to cater to different demographics through its different brands and formats in streets, malls, gas stations, educational facilities, corporate and office buildings.

What we stand for:

1- Excellent quality at a competitive price: At Cilantro, we select our ingredients very carefully to ensure consistency and high-quality products at an affordable price to our consumers; taste, hygiene and safety are our top priority.

2- Innovative Products: We offer a wide variety of food and beverage products customized to suit our customers’ needs and preferences. Our product development team is continuously innovating and creating new tailored product lines.

3- Excellent Service: Cilantro’s long history and experience in staff training along with serving different customer segments in a variety of sectors and formats, put us ahead of our competition in providing an outstanding and satisfying customer experience.

4- Customer Focused: Our customer is our priority! Everything we do and stand for focuses on serving our customers and exceeding their expectations.

5- Convenience: We work hard to expand our reach and have locations “around every corner” to remain the neighborhood coffee shop of choice.