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 old guard.
Marked with a tiny red neon sign, this spit‘n’sawdust–style place gets good reviews from Downtown expats, who find it a more cheerful...
This narrow restaurant, allegedly the oldest in Cairo, was the favoured drinking spot of the intelligentsia. The action has shifted...
Zahret al-Bustan information
Lonely Planet review
This traditional ahwa is a bit of an intellectuals’ and artists’ haunt, though also firmly on many backpackers’ lists, so be alert to scam artists. It’s in the lane just behind Café Riche.