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Place Hassan II | Other location -. 2 minutes west of CTM bus station, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The coffee, ice cream and pastries are really good. Best of all, this is a place where you can spend literally hours in the shade of an umbrella and watching the local scene. Make sure you have a few coins in your pocket if you sit on the edge of the café and the square - you will want to... More 

Thank rb_ldn
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love their gelato cups and unique coffee options, like iced coffee and cafe africain. Seats are comfortable and the people-watching is good!

Thank Summer D
Puerto Rico
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Came in here for coffee and ice cream few times. It is the best espresso I found in all the Medina. Outdoor sitting overlooking the main square id also good as you can see the action go by. Check it out!!!

Thank pravione
Matosinhos, Portugal
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Nice place to eat a ice cream or just a coffe. You will be presented with tipical musicians and dancers. Nice place to relax at the end of de day

Thank Zortabla
Tetouan, Morocco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This place has two locations - one next to the CTM and the other in the medina. Had gelatto at the former and the gnocchi bolognese with a large latte at the latter. Wonderful.

Thank westluva
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice Italian ice cream. You have to go in the Medina, where the restaurant is located on a square. Large cup for 20 dirhams which could have 3 different flavor scoops. Choice not as extensive as in Italy but will do for the place and the price. What we had tasted good.

Thank Dockhal
New York City, New York
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The cafe seems to be THE place to see and be seen in Essaouira. Not that it is hype, just because of its location. It is interesting to seat there and watch a slice of people's life. Oh and the homemade gelato helps too: pistachio, lemon-ginger, mango, coconut, tiramisu... All of them tasted fresh and not overly sweet.

Thank Alexandre N
Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Ordered carry out ice cream as a treat after dinner. The service was prompt and the ice cream was tasty and very reasonably priced. I visited around 7PM and they were already sold out of a couple flavors, so be sure to visit early for the best selection.

Thank anonymous9257
Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

At this Italian cafe you can eat fresh ice cream every day. Your only problem will be to pick your favourite taste among the large choice. And yes, you can also have an Espresso or any other good cup of coffee while watching the never ending live show going on at the square Moulay Hassan in front of you. The... More 

Thank Gunilla58
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Great little place with amazing gelato. Perfect for a hot sunny day. Went here for ice cream (two scoops for 15dirham) every day for 7days and never got tired. Lots of flavours, each one delicious.

Thank SazMacDaz86

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Italian
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Hassan II | Other location -. 2 minutes west of CTM bus station, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira

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