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Au Bonheur des Dames

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Place du Marche aux Grains | Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
024 47 59 68
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place when actually looking for another Trip Adviser rated cafe in the same square or place. Staff were very friendly and cam across as pretty genuine...the place wasnt over-busy and we enjoy a very relaxed light lunch, delicious beetroot and pomegranate amuse bouche thing, followed by very tasty freshly made tomato and avocado sandwich panini warmed up and... More 

Thank NickMcBreen
Northern Ireland
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch in 3 days at this restaurant and the food on each occasion was sublime. We concentrated on seafood and it was excellent. Great value high quality in a lovely setting and attentive friendly staff. A real find and we commend it to anyone visiting Essaouira

Thank meiskha
Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This little cafe in the Place du Marche aux Grains is distinct by its blue chairs. I have come here for the past 2 summers and my Moroccan friends love it too. Do try the fresh fruit juices and whatever the fish of the day is. The goats cheese cigars with honey are absolutely delicious. They used to make delicious... More 

Thank Calamity999
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Great place ! Most amazing chicken pastilla i ever had ! Service is great too ! Very nice fresh juices aswell

Thank Yassine B
Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Excellent service. Delicious olives, bread, harissa, and appetizer (all free). The coffee was fantastic. They even have iced coffee! The goat cheese cigars are heaven. The eggplant with goat cheese is amazing. The goat cheese salad comes with a heaping pile of cheese. Anything with goat cheese is a must-try! We were also treated to mint tea after our meal.... More 

Thank Andrea E
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The Blue chairs!! A really great find, a calm oasis. Delicious juices, coffee,lunch, Moroccan pastries. Highly recommend the beef brochettes. A warm welcome and great service (spotlessly clean wc). Just a great spot to chill in the middle of the hustle & bustle of the medina

Thank C66am
Montreal, Canada
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Quick service, varied menu and good service made our lunch experience an enjoyable and relaxing one. Our party of three ordered grilled sardines, a vegetable tajine and a beef tajine with almonds and prunes. Everything was good.

Thank Travelmax71
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I had some cakes and coffee here and I liked the cakes a lot!! Also the service is quick and the terrace on the lovely square complete the picture. I came back for lunch and I chose the menu...it was not bad at all, but nothing so special to justify the 125 dhs I paid for. Overall it is a... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a clean place to take a break from our essaouira exploration, go to the restroom and have a bite. We chose this place as it looked nice and clean. only afterwards we realized it was highly recommended on trip advisor, which gave us some extra piece of mind. good food, especially the fresh fruit cocktails. We... More 

Thank Bartkrols
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Set in a courtyard off the beaten path this is the second best food ive had essouria There are bout 7 cafes in courtyard but look for the blue chairs and you cant go wrong Ate here for bout 5 years now The goats cheese cigars are amazing deep fried cheese in filo pastry with honey Last day my gf... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Moroccan, Mediterranean
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Marche aux Grains | Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: 024 47 59 68

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?