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Au Bonheur des Dames

Place du Marche aux Grains | Medina, Essaouira, Morocco
024 47 59 68
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Ranked #37 of 175 restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

dont bother with this place as service and dried fried sardines awful. the staff seemed more interested in an adjacent cafe whilst you were trapped by "musicians" and "acrobats" with their 45 seconds of "entertainment" before trying to arm-wrestle you into payment. shame, as i love essaouira. but there are many more places to sit quietly with yesterday's newspaper.

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Points to consider here: 1) Great range of specialty teas - well prepared and presented 2) Limited choice for food but the pastilla (pigeon or chicken on the day we were there) was superb - the best I had the whole time I was in Morocco; large, sweet and tasty 3) Not the easiest to find - ask somebody before... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is a small cafe amongst others in a small, pleasant square just off the main souk. We ate here twice out of our four days in Essaouira. We had the seventy dihram (less than six pounds) breakfast which included: fresh juice, omelette/eggs, bread, crepes, local cheeses, fruit salad and (good) coffee or hot chocolate. Very clean and very high... More

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Wemmel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The cuisine is excellent of taste and presentation. The service efficient, smiling, genuinely friendly. A super pleasant experience. And they serve the best ice cream in town ! But you have to hurry up as Bibi, the mastermind of the place and Jamal will not be there after April.

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Dublin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Now that I know Essaouira I never order breakfast with the accomodation. Au Bonheur des Dames do it better. Super coffee, excellent service and good food server fresh, topped off with seats in the sun. My favourite place for coffee, wifi and watching the world go by......... Stay..........don't go.............. My place in the sun

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This was recommended to us for lunch, and it did not disappoint. In a delightful position in the Place Des Grains, the English-speaking owner made helpful suggestions to our request for a light lunch (I had smoked salmon with the most delicious vegetable sorbet) Great food, good value, lovely situation. A great place to take a leisurely break.

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london
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Lovely position in the Place des Grains, and a good choice of menu. Perfect for coffee or a light lunch.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Recommended by someone living in Ess. Great fresh food. Loved the desserts. Had lunch here twice. Decided we needed to give somewhere else a try but still went back for dessert.

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Dublin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

If you are in Essaouira you must must eat in this place..fab food and really great service! The first day I had salmon carpaccio with sorbet..and second day I had the calamari..all amazing..they do great ice-cream too if that is your thing..its European Moroccon fusion cusine..My fav!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I discovered this little place on a recent visit to Essaouira and made many visits, mainly because of the friendly and welcoming owners who always made me feel very welcome - even when I accidentally broke the lid of one of their beautiful teapots!. Located in a small square, this is a great place to relax and taste their wonderful... More

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