Midan Talaat Harb
Downtown’s two main streets, Sharia Talaat Harb and Sharia Qasr el-Nil, intersect at the traffic circle of Midan Talaat Harb, where cars...
Off Sharia Mahmoud Bassiouni, as much a clubhouse as an exhibition space, frequented by Cairo’s art-world new and old guard.
This traditional ahwa is a bit of an intellectuals’ and artists’ haunt, though also firmly on many backpackers’ lists, so be alert to...
The Greek Club is a Downtown institution and a popular hangout with liberal Egyptians, artists and expats. A cold beer (£E12) on the...
Midan Talaat Harb · interesting places nearby
Distinctly not part of the new coffee wave, Groppi’s high point was more than 50 years ago when it was one of the most celebrated patisseries this side of the Mediterranean. Today, the offerings are poor and overpriced, and the tearoom reeks of cheap tobacco, but it nevertheless continues to appeal to hardcore nostalgia buffs.