Set amid car-repair shops, Townhouse is Cairo’s most cutting-edge space, with emphasis on video and multimedia installations. It also...
Off Sharia Mahmoud Bassiouni, as much a clubhouse as an exhibition space, frequented by Cairo’s art-world old guard.
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...
Odeon Palace Hotel
Its fake turf singed from sheesha coals, this slightly dilapidated rooftop bar is favoured by Cairo’s heavy-drinking theatre and cinema...
40 Sharia Champollion, Downtown · interesting places nearby
Abu Tarek information
‘We have no other branches!’ proclaims this temple of kushari. No, the place has just expanded, decade by decade, into the upper storeys of its building, even as it has held onto the unofficial Best Kushari title. It’s worth eating in to check out the elaborate decor upstairs. You must pay in advance, either at the till downstairs (for takeaway) or with your waiter.