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Dolce Freddo

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Café, Ice Cream
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place Hassan II, Essaouira, Morocco
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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of few places in Morocca that serve decaffeinated coffee

My title pretty much sums up why I was so happy to come here every chance I could on my few days in Essaouira. Add that to the fantastic location for people-watching on the main square, the sun, the views of the sea and you've got a recipe for a lovely, relaxing couple of hours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
justagirlintheworld
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Marin County, CA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Marin County, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My title pretty much sums up why I was so happy to come here every chance I could on my few days in Essaouira. Add that to the fantastic location for people-watching on the main square, the sun, the views of the sea and you've got a recipe for a lovely, relaxing couple of hours.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Dolce Freddo is located just outside the Medina, near the start of the port area, and a short walk from the beach. The ice cream is really creamy and rich, and they serve a wide variety of coffee which is lovely to sip, as you watch the seagulls and city of Essaouira pass by...

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Merzouga, Morocco
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were several times on the terrace of Dolce Freddo enjoying our coffees and icecreams. IT was the favorite place of our kids.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Extensive choice of good ice cream. A good place to sit and watch the world go by on Place Moulay Hassan.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Moroccan ice cream, no, give it a miss, there are no cows in the fields around here, do you think they use goat's milk.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

You can only make Italian ice cream in Italy. Service was desultory. Ice cream was tasteless and melty (it wasn't that hot, so no excuse). Not to be repeated. But it does have a great location in the main square.

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Great location and the ice creams look terrific. But, hanging on the wall is a breakfast menu so we chose this spot fir a bit if breakfast. Once seated we discovered there were two choices for a set breakfast. Both very similar. Coffee, orange juice and a pastry. Exactly what i fancied, but it wasn't quite what i was expecting.... More 

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calgary,alberta
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131 reviews 131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is restaurant on the main square just before the entrance to the medina. Long list of ice cream and gelato treats. Also small meals and snacks. Sit outside in the sun and relax to the sounds of the musicians that stroll fro place to place. Service was very fast. Good coffee and Lattes.

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Matosinhos, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Nice place to eat a ice cream or just a coffe. You will be presented with tipical musicians and dancers. Nice place to relax at the end of de day.

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on the road
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192 reviews 192 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Good selection of gelato, about 12 every day. Prices reasonable - in Sept 2012 18 Dr. for 3 scoops. This is decent gelato, and for gelato in Morocco it is very good, but don't expect it to be great gelato by the standards you may be used to. This is clearly factory made stuff, and some of the "flavours" are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: place Hassan II, Essaouira, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 14
  • Cuisine: Café, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?