Ahwa Bustan squats a narrow alleyway abutting Cafe Riche, just a stone's throw from Downtown Cairo's Midan Talaat Harb. There's not much to the cafe: an alleyway, some plastic tables and chairs, and jovially pushy shisha guys (just get one already!), but the juices are decent, the sahlab is so thick you can stand a spoon up in it, and there are backgammon boards available. The whole set-up is the perfect escape from the chaotic street just outside — but try to avoid sitting on the Cafe Riche side, because you'll be dripped on by the AC from the buildings above.
By AFAR Traveler, AFAR Contributor
Talaat Harb Square, No. 01 ميدان طلعت حرب, Bab Al Louq, Abdeen, QH, Egypt