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Cafe in Port Said

Central Perk

They'll be there for you. Yep. Right down to the sofas and exposed brick walls, it's a copy of that cafe. Owned by a couple of serious Friends fans, Central Perk has quickly become the top hangout in town. The menu …
Historic Building in Port Said

Suez Canal House

If you’ve ever seen a picture of Port Said, it was probably of the striking green domes of the Suez Canal House, which was built in time for the inauguration of the canal in 1869. As it’s currently fenced off (and n…
Sweets in Port Said

Lord Pâtisserie

First a warning: don't blame us for breaking your diet. You'll have to summon up all your willpower to walk in here and not come out with some tempting treats. From croissants to traditional Egyptian desserts, and f…
Seafood in Port Said

El Borg

This massive Port Said institution is always buzzing with families on a night out. There’s a small menu of grills for when you don’t feel like fish, but the good-value fresh seafood is really what the crowds flock h…
Italian in Port Said

Pizza Pino

This cosy bistro, with comfy cane chairs and attentive staff, has been Port Said's main pasta and pizza joint for decades. It's comfort food done right, and a quiet place to relax with a coffee after treading the st…
Museum in Port Said

Military Museum

This little museum is worth a peek for its information on the canal and also for some rather bizarre exhibits (including toy soldiers) documenting the 1956 Suez Crisis and the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel. In the …
Church in Port Said

Coptic Orthodox Church

The impressive Coptic Orthodox Church of St Bishoi of the Virgin is one of a cluster of churches on and around Sharia Salah Salem. It's famed for its icon of St Mary which is claimed to produce holy oil. Unfortunate…
Historic Building in Port Said

Simon Arzt Department Store Building

Despite the smashed windows and years of neglect, the art deco finesse of this building still shines through. Built in the early 1920s, this was Port Said's number-one purveyor of imported goods and a see-and-be-see…
Historic Building in Port Said

Bible Society Building

This set of rather grand archways looming over the pavement on Sharia Al Gomhuriyya announce what was once the entrance to the Bible Society building. They now hide the entrance to a modern HSBC bank.
Monument in Port Said

Stone Plinth

At the very northern end of Sharia Palestine is this large stone plinth that once held a statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps, until it was torn down in 1956 with the nationalisation of the Suez Canal.