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Moroccan, Cafe
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Breakfast, Brunch

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1.9 miles from Medina of Essaouira
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It seems this place is highly rated but one cake I got was very dry and just a simple plain sponge and the other was better and had cream inside but nothing to write home about so either I picked the two worst cakes here...or it really isn’t that good.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Essaouira you have to visit the patisserie and try the different sweets at it. I think it is definitely worth it.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am unashamedly a cake snob. I worked in the bakery industry for many years and I'd rather eat no cake than bad cake. At Pat Driss, I don't have to compromise. They have excellent cakes and pastries and they are surprisingly inexpensive. My husband...is not a cake snob. He'll eat anything you put in front of him. Often he has to finish my cake if I think it's not worth eating but he gets no extras at this place. Two coffees and two cakes cost just 26 Dirhams - I'd expect to pay twice that. If you want to people watch, this isn't the place. They have a lovely shaded inner courtyard so there's nothing to see except some terrible paintings. Yesterday, we had the most delicious and beautifully decorated sandwich cake with tiny pieces of caramelised walnut in the cream. Exceptional. We also had a caramel iced mille feuille that was excellent. The coffee is OK - same as you'll get everywhere in Essaouira.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 8, 2021

Since 1928, everything fresh, great coffee and tea, super cakes and cookies - mainly local. Excellent service and cheap prices. The wall are covered with amazing paintings and decor is interesting. We loved the place and came back many times.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 5, 2021

After coming to Essaouira for multiple years, this is still my favorite place to drink some amazing coffee, eat some delicious pastries and decompress from the moroccan chaos. The ambiance is wonderful, lots of art everywhere, everything is very affordable, the waiters are all very...friendly and nice. It feels like home.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

This is a great little cafe with nice pastries, if you get there earlie in the day. Each pastry is just 6 dm and a good espresso is just 7 dh in the attached cafe. Best buck thirty you'll spend in Essouira.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

Patisserie Driss is well worth a visit. We were in Essaouira for 3 days and visited every day for a coffee and cake. They have a good selection of freshly baked gateaux and biscuits to eat with your coffee. We like our coffee strong but...in Essaouira, the cafe au lait comes out half and half so we ordered an extra petit cafe each time - the cost is reasonable about a 1/3 of London prices.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

We ate breakfast here almost daily. It's good! Prices changed daily due to bad math, but it evened out.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

Quirky cafe space with great cakes a& pastries (sit in or take away) and good coffee and fresh orange juice. Staff friendly (if busy). An Essaouira institution.. Great value for money.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

Unfriendly service, the cashier is the waiter and the cleaner at the same time. Asking for breakfast on the menu listed, not available. The best is the no smoking sign, and people smoking inside ... Poor Driss, once upon a time ...

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Called in for coffee and pastry- puff pastry with custard on the top and mixed glazed fruit . It was delicious. Eat in or take away service. They also do a table service breakfast.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Run if you are counting calories! Lol! This place has the absolute best pastries in Essaouira. I love the pastry with fruit and custard on pastry dough, try it! They have a great variety of freshly baked goodies. They also have a delightful indoor patio...to sit and enjoy your pastry or breakfast. They also serve other light meals. Five star all the way!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

We had our breakfast here. The breakfast wasn't that special. Our hot chocolate milk was the only thing that stood out. People were smoking inside even when they had signs that it was prohibited to smoke. The staff wasn't very interested and didn't notice new...customers. The cakes had a lot of bees on them which made us lose our appetite. We won't come back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

OK ...so forget about service for now. Coffee ...good, pastries...good. Decor... good. This is what you need to know... choose and pay for your pastries (telling him you are dining in so you get a tray and not a bag) then go and sit down....A person will come and take your drinks order, which you go to the counter and pay for on leaving. However, if you order a breakfast meal then the whole lot is served to your table. Just brazen it out folks! Remember we all come from different perspectives and life is for living. Smile, relax and be real. Now that I know how it works, I will keep going back. Enjoy! 😊More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

I was in need of a rest, great coffee and to sit for a few minutes & this was the PERFECT place. The coffee was strong and hot, the Moroccan mint tea was full of flavour and the cake was amazing. The hardest part was...choosing as they all looked amazing and there is something for everyone. You need to try it for morning tea or afternoon tea or really any time. Great court yard or you can sit in and admire the quirkiness! Bonus there is a clean bathroom upstairs.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Patisserie Chez Driss is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4