A favorite movie house and a tea room where I've enjoyed the most wonderful mint tea and traditional Egyptian sweets.
Have Momo prepare you his famous and incredibly delicious Sahlab while you read, people watch or listen to the lovely Arabic music playing in the background. Then go across the street, catch a show and return to Au Fil du Nil for more tea.
Lingering over a cup of tea, with great conversation (the regulars are so friendly and courteous!), this little corner of Egypt is my very own oasis of comfort, carefreeness and joy.
And even as a woman, traveling solo, late at night (it opens until 2am) I've never felt safer anywhere else in the city.