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“A little oasis of freshness” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ginger Cafe

Ginger Cafe
8, Rue Ibn Rochd | Kasbah of the Medina - Just off Main Square, Essaouira, Morocco
+212 5247-85120
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Ranked #26 of 195 Restaurants in Essaouira
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Café, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Super friendly and fun café with free wifi in the very centre of the old town. Best known for its fabulous smoothies, amazing salads and savory Spanish tortillas. Large selection of teas, great coffee, fabulous cakes. Great advice on things to do and see, super selection of magazines; great to hang out and meet travelers and locals.
London, UK
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“A little oasis of freshness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Ginger is a tiny little place run by a young Argentinian/Spanish couple. Their ethos is freshly prepared, mainly vegetarian food that varies from day to day. Hygiene standards are up to scratch, so there's no issue with dreaded food poisoning from lettuce leaves. As well as salads, there are delicious toasted sandwiches made with Moroccan flat breads and a wide range of juices and smoothies. With only a handful of tables, it fills up quickly at lunchtime. It also offers similarly wholesome breakfasts. Definitely one to go back to.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Braintree
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lovely fresh food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Fed up with tagine and loads of bread this cafe offered fine fresh light food and incredibly helpful staff. Only wish I had had time to experience the cooking school. Eve

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“A little ginger gem in Essaouira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

A fantastic place to have a break from typical Morrocan food, lovely healthy and light options and really nice fresh juices. Very friendly service.

Visited April 2013
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Tourtrol, France
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great place to chill out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Food was perfect: a welcome break from traditional Moroccain fare. Fantastic fresh sandwiches and delicious smoothies. Super friendly and patient staff (able to accommodate our 2 picky eaters (not a crumb left after). Free chilled filtered water - have discovered that nothing in Morocco is free! Wished we could have ordered everything on the menu as examining what everyone else had ordered. Great atmosphere - clean crisp decor with spanish vibe. Music relaxing and nice clean bathroom. Could have stayed there all afternoon too escape the sun/heat. Definitely a must for anyone visiting Essaouira.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing lunch/brunch place in Essaouira.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Superb little quirky lunch place in the middle of the medina. The owners (Argentinian and Spanish couple) have transformed this little space in a unique restaurant with a chilled & relaxed vibe. The food was perfect : salads, sandwiches with a spanish twist, and the juices & smoothies fresh and delicious. The music and decoration of the restaurant are spot on and very enjoyable. Watching the owners work here just makes you wanna swap your life for theirs! Big fan!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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