A Place to Eat & Enjoy the Alexandrian Skyline

Just a short walk from San Stefano’s Four Seasons is this spectacular view of Alexandria’s skyline and the Mediterranean sea. And right on this spot is one of the many places to eat in Alexandria Egypt whilst enjoying the view.

It takes ten minutes to walk towards the direction of Stanley Bridge, where the area of Gleem is located. Walking is a breeze in Alexandria; the corniche is lined with beautiful pavements that joggers, runners and those seeking a casual stroll enjoy.

One of the reasons I love walking to Gleem is to see the boats that have been lined up a distance from the shore. I think they make such a picturesque photograph.

There are also rocks by the shore in Gleem; a natural landscape that gives photographs an interesting foreground.

On the other side, there is a pier to walk on where fishermen wait patiently for their catch of the day.

Next to the boats is the Gleem beach, busy with children and families soaking up the last days of summer before the new school year begins.

Next to Gleem beach is this building which has several places to eat in Alexandria, including restaurants and cafes. I visited the Latino Cafe on the bottom floor that overlooks the sea, which can be seen in the photograph. It has an indoor and outdoor area. I enjoyed sitting in the outside area next to the sea.

While the service is quite relaxed in Latino Cafe, you can stay as long as you like with no minimum charge. I spotted couples only ordering water, or shisha. I loved sipping my refreshing lemon juice, 18.75 EGP, whilst watching the waters flow next to me, making me feel quite relaxed and at peace while I read my book. The cafe does not bombard customers with music either, so one is free to reflect peacefully or have fun with friends without having to shout over the music to be heard.

I couldn’t believe I found a place that served jacket potato in Egypt! The choice of stuffing was with either chicken, meat or prawns. I had the chicken which came with vegetables and mozzarella, 20,50 EGP. I also had a side order of tuna with mayo, 8.00 EGP, which was perfect to eat with the jacket potato and nachos. For the first time in Egypt, the chef added plenty of mayo to the tuna, not just a drizzle. I could see myself visiting this place again.

The lovely food at Gleem and the beautiful scenery makes this one of my favorite casual outdoor outings in Alexandria.

Because there’s nothing like taking a stroll on an actual functioning pavement in Egypt with the reward of delicious food and rowing boats gleaming in the distance.


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