Sohag doesn’t have the charm of Minya or the facilities of Luxor, but it does have a good hotel. The best food options are in the two main hotels. Budget kushari, fuul and ta’amiyya places line the roads near the train station. For something fancier, try the floating cafe tied up on the east bank, south of the bridge, which is good for grills. More romantic is a cafe on Gezira Island, reached by boat from the north side of the new Hotel al-Nil.