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Horus Egyptian Cafe

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by Max Opray (subscribe)
After three years travelling the world, it's time to discover my home town.
Published November 25th 2011
In Egypt, when people take a break from building pyramids or throwing revolutions, you'll find them at the local caf huddled over backgammon boards, puffing away at a shisha pipe - you could call it the North African equivalent of a game of pool at the pub. Being a predominantly Muslim country, coffee or tea is the beverage of choice ahead of anything alcoholic.

Backgammon
Roll the dice at Horus Cafe


It just so happens that here in Adelaide we have our very own little Egyptian café – Horus on Hindley St. Named after the Pharonic falcon-god, Horus offers a selection of Halal foods, drinks and, of course, shisha. For 20 dollars you can smoke shisha to your heart's content and backgammon it up. If the taste of tobacco doesn't do it for you, a range of flavoured smokes are available, including apple and the sickly sweet grape flavour (essentially hubba bubba in cancerous smoke form).

Disposable plastic mouthpieces are available for the germ-conscious, but not compulsory.

Horus Cafe
A selection of foods and beverages are available


Don't know the rules of backgammon? Ask someone to show you the ropes, or to be truly authentic, learn Mahbousa, one of the Egypt-specific versions of the game. Much like the plastic mouthpieces, good sportsmanship is desirable but not compulsory.

Tea and backgammon
Seating is available both inside and out.


A pot of tea is five dollars (with mint if you so desire), and food available includes not just Egyptian but a variety of Mid East and African offerings as well.
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Why? All the fun of a night out in Cairo without the threat of revolution
When: Mon - Thu: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat: 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Sun: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Where: 133-135 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Cost: $25 for Shisha and a pot of tea (backgammon is free)
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