Ahwa Sayed Darwish
Cavafy spent his last 25 years in an apartment, above a brothel, on the former Rue Lepsius (now Sharia Sharm el-Sheikh). With a Greek...
Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue
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French Cultural Centre
Has a bookstore with extensive French and some English-language titles.
Vinous is an old-school patisserie with more grand art deco styling than you can poke a puff pastry at. You can sense some of its old...
This old-fashioned taverna is like stepping back in time. We love the intimate atmosphere, complete with chequered tablecloths, friendly...
Sharia Abu Shusha · interesting places nearby
Ahwa Sayed Darwish information
Named for the composer of Egypt’s national anthem, this tiny and highly enjoyable local coffeeshop, near Sharia al-Nabi Daniel, is set on a quiet and leafy side street around the corner from the Cavafy Museum. The chairs are comfortably padded, and the sheesha is clean. The clientele is exclusively men.