Dahabiyya Houseboat & Restaurant

Cafe in Minya

This old Nile sailing boat has been moored along the corniche near the tourist office for many years and is one of Minya’s most unusual addresses. The bedrooms downstairs are no longer for hire, but the top-deck cafe-restaurant remains popular with locals, especially for a coffee or cool drink on a warm evening.

If it's too loud or too bright, try the Mermaid next door, which has a tree-lined terrace.