An outdoor Cairo café. Richard l'Anson / Getty Images

How Cairo’s Cafés Made Egypt’s 1919 Revolution

The coffee houses, many of them opened by European immigrants, helped shape a new class structure and bring the country into modernity.

Caf s remain a key institution of society, social life and even politics in Egypt – not to mention the whole Mediterranean. In Egypt, the roots of this institution go back to the 16th century, but a big change...

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