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Selsela Cafe information
At this fantastic cafe across from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina you can sip tea and smoke sheesha to the sound of waves rolling in, and smell sea air instead of petrol fumes (yay). Directly on the water, it has rustic palm-frond shaded tables replete with twinkling coloured lights, set on a small curving beach where you can hardly hear the traffic.
It’s a great place to relax in the sultry breeze, enjoying the Mediterranean vibe. To find it, look for the modern sculpture with three white needles, directly across the Corniche from the library. Walk past the sculpture towards the sea; the entrance is down the steps to the right.