Wondering what’s new on the eastside of Cairo? Tati Hafez takes us on a quick tour of all the new spots, shops and services available to East Siders!
Diwan Hosts Latin America Week (24-30 of May)
Diwan Bookstore in collaboration with 15 Latin American Embassies in Egypt is hosting a full week of Latin American literature, where prominent authors from the region will participate in talks and book features.
The launch event will take place at the garden of Diwan Heliopolis and will present an enriching selection of Latin American literature translated in both English and Arabic. The celebratory week will hold talks with 5 distinguished authors from Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia.
The talks will be transmitted through Diwan’s Facebook page. For further information on Latin America Week, check Diwan’s social media pages.
Address: 105 Abou Bakr El-Sedeek, Almazah, Heliopolis
Working hours: 9 am to 11:30 pm
Oddbits – Quirky. Practical. Playful
If you like collecting some really cool, funky and practical stuff, or you are looking to buy something quirky and unique for someone, Oddbits is where to go. From environmentally friendly clever coffee capsules to handy kitchen silicone-stretch bowl covers, to kid’s no-tie shoelaces and retro laptop stickers.
Oddbits also has a website where you can browse and shop a wide range of products. You can opt for delivery or store pick-up.
Address: 67, intersection Street 9 and Street 83, Maadi
Tel: 0101 456 7511
The Happy Tray – Warm someone’s heart with breakfast in bed
Whether you are looking for a get-well-soon gift or something for a birthday or anniversary, The Happy Tray delivers themed breakfast trays to your loved ones.
The trays are carefully customized to the occasion and are filled with croissants, jams, fruits, cheese and more. Orders must be made 5 days prior to delivery.
Working hours: 7 am to 7 pm
Tel: +2 0112 338 0988
Wonder Wood – For natural wood decor
For natural, handmade and handcrafted wood decor, accessories and furniture, Wonder Wood is the place to go. Products are mainly taken from homegrown trees in Upper Egypt. To protect the environment the wood is repurposed, treated and preserved. Just like no two trees are alike, neither are two products.
what’s newThe uniqueness of the handcrafted and carved bowls, nut plates and multi-purpose serving boards are part of the beauty of the woodwork. You can find products at Cairo’s main bazaars and if you happen to be in Gouna, products are now available at Norma.
Tel: +2 0122 225 2276