Another recommendation from our riad owner, this was a quick snack stop for us so I can’t comment much beyond that part. However, even when only ordering a tea (English Breakfast tea!) and a piece of banana cake, it was something of a joy.
Run by two English ex-pat ladies, the place is a tiny café/restaurant set in a tucked away square on a backstreet of Essaouira. It’s is probably not the sort of place you will run into by accident but you should seek it out if you are craving a little slice of an English afternoon tea. The selection of nibbles includes scones with jam and cream, for example, and if that is what you want to fill a hole, you’ll get a wonderful burst of guilty pleasure from the lovely quality of cakes on offer.
They also boast “the best burger in Africa” which, unfortunately, I did not have chance to put to the test. Having eaten some pretty good burgers far further south on the continent, it’s a bold claim.
The proprietors were charming and chatty, telling us about their business and lives in the town, and commenting on how they often found themselves without water or power at the drop of hat. The fact they keep their humour when this happens was demonstrated only minutes later when the power did indeed cut out and then return within a minute!
So it’s not easy to find but, if you are wandering around this bit of Morocco, salivating at the thought of a cream-filled scone and a cup of non-mint tea, then you should definitely make the effort.
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