Shar Hashamaim Synagogue
One of the few remaining testaments to Cairo’s once-thriving Jewish community, this art-nouveau-meets-ancient-Egypt Sephardic synagogue...
The Ezbekiyya Gardens, designed in 1870s and then covering more than 20 acres, were once some of the finest gardens outside Europe. At...
Quite run-down and lit with fluorescent bulbs – but you’re not going for the decor. The staff and regulars are used to seeing foreigners.
Abu al-Hassan al-Haty
With its foggy mirrors, dusty chandeliers and waiters who look older than the building itself, this is a beautiful relic of Downtown –...
Haret al-Sufi · interesting places nearby
Sudan Restaurant information
One of several Sudanese restaurants and cafes in this alley, this is the tidiest and perhaps serves the most delicious dishes. Try salata iswid (‘black salad’), a spicy mix of eggplant and peanuts, and qarassa, stew served in a bread bowl, among other treats.
It’s in the alley connecting Sharia Adly and Sharia Abdel Khalek Sarwat, in a courtyard off the southern end. Sign is Arabic only – yellow letters on a red background.