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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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Hythe, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast and lunch here on different days. We had the set breakfast and we were very happy with the variety. For the lunch we had the chicken tagine and it was very tasty. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Worth a visit.

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We had great time here. It's located in a small square and have really delicious food. Staff is very friendly so I highly recommend this café.

Thank Dóra F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We had a nice meal here. The owner was pushy getting us into the place (and so were the competitors) but once we sat down, we enjoyed our meal. My husband had a fresh salad and some lovely grilled squid while I just had the tasty Moroccan dessert of orange and cinnamon salad. It was a nice stop on our... More 

Thank MarianneAchiam
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, lovely enthusiastic staff and scrupulously clean!!! Pretty location and free wifi. Can't wait to return. 😀

Thank Jaz R
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 24 November 2016

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 26 September 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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215 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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 8 August 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 20 July 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 29 June 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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?