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Patisserie Chez Driss

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10 rue El Hajjali, Essaouira, Morocco (Formerly Chez Driss)
+212 5244-75793
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last year and was delighted to find that nothing had changed, including the prices! Lovely cakes and a good pot of mint tea.

Thank Sessionsinger
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were a little bit late for breakfast (11 o'clock) on Sunday and most of the breakfast options were already out. Service was okay. The sweets are very delicious and worth a try! The small backgarden is nice for calm down and enjoy coffee, tea and sweets. Breakfast was alright.

Thank Sveni4Trips
Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had breakfast here a couple of days ago. It was chilly outside so we wanted a cafe where we could eat indoors. Breakfast (fresh OJ, coffee, bread, eggs) for 32 MAD was a steal. Everything was delicious and service was very quick (unusual for Morocco). The cafe had an eclectic feel with paintings, photos, flags covering every inch of... More 

Thank DCM2211
Hythe, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had breakfast sitting outside in the courtyard looking at all the artwork. We had the set breakfast, with juice,a coffee and pastries and this was delicious. Certainly enough to last until lunch.

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The window display of tempting cakes and pastries draws you in. They are a mixture of both French style patisserie and Moroccan favourites. The interior walls are bedecked with paintings and drawings. There is also a roof terrace and a courtyard- some of which is covered and again the walls are hung with art work. The hubbub of the street... More 

Thank Linda S
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The pastries here were fantastic - really tasty and fresh and so cheap. We sat out in the courtyard which is filled with all sorts of art - well worth a visit

Thank travelling_dee
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Pick your pastry and take it through to the terrace where you can relax with a drink. Good refuge if you have had enough sun or the weather is bad. Excellent cakes.

Thank sallie080
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394 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have been there since I am a kid, I really used to enjoy their pastries, especially the apple turnover and the 'palmier'. However, the quality went down, last time I went there (in December) the waitress was really unpleasant and our pastries were not good at all. They should really make an effort, used to be much better.

Thank MinaKarina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

On our last day in Essourea and Morocco we decided as a family to see the sunrise. No little side restaurants were open at this time in the morning. We came out of one of the narrow side alleys when the smell of fresh pastry hit home. We went in and were warmly welcomed. Coffees and a tea were ordered... More 

Thank abriep2016
London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've previously visited and wrote a TA review for Driss. I visited again this week when I was back in Essaouira. Pleased to report the cakes and café are just as lovely as before. In the window display amongst all the tempting cakes I noticed that they had an orange cake so I tried that and it was utterly delicious.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 rue El Hajjali, Essaouira, Morocco (Formerly Chez Driss)
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-75793
Creee en 1928 par le Maalem Driss, Chez Driss est l'une des plus anciennes patisseries de la ville. Un tres large choix de patisseries et de viennoiseries en tout genre, ainsi que des boissons pour les accompagner sont proposees aux visiteurs curieux qui osent pousses la porte de ce petit etablissement cossu. Des tables accueillent les voyageurs pour un moment de detente et de plaisirs gustatifs, dans un patio ombrage et decore avec des centaines de photographies d'epoque, contant l'histoire de cette petite echoppe. Un lieu empreint a la culture d'Essaouira.

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