Our story

Cilantro is an Egypt-based Western style coffee shop, offering gourmet coffee, a variety of beverages and a selection of fresh sandwiches, salads, pastries, desserts, and snacks.

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 and thereby paving the way for many national and international chains to penetrate the market.

Today, Cilantro has over 60 branches across Egypt, serving 3 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:

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

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

Great 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 a memorable and satisfying customer experience.

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

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