10 of Fez's Top Teahouses

Moroccan mint tea
Moroccan mint tea | © Thibaut Démare/Flickr
Yasmine

Fez is the imperial capital of Morocco. It is rich in history and influences from Europe, the Middle East, and the Jewish, and it is truly one of the most important cities when it comes to Moroccan tradition and authenticity. Here, you will discover Morocco at its finest, and most importantly, how it was and how it will remain preserved, which is why you’ll be able to find the most mesmerizing teahouses in this small city.

A glass of Moroccan tea

The Ruined Garden

The Ruined Garden is an amazing restaurant and teahouse in the medina of Fez. It is a picturesque spot where you can enjoy a cup of tea surrounded by a beautiful garden, fountains, and the sounds of birds. It is very popular among tourists since it was created by two foreigners who opened this café/restaurant with a Europe meets Africa kind of mindset and who perfectly matched the European with traditional Moroccan style.

L’Amandier Palais Faraj

The Bar

Riad Andalib

This mesmerizing riad offers a truly authentic Moroccan experience with the most traditional décor, like hand-made zellij and Moroccan sofas. Usually, you can ask for snacks along with your tea, like biscuits or sweet pastries, that will taste just right and will make your experience even more enjoyable.

Les Jardins de Sheherazade

This elegant restaurant is located in a five-star hotel, and it specializes in Moroccan food and culture. Here, you will be able to find great, authentic dishes and, of course, Moroccan tea. Les Jardins de Scheherazade is especially enjoyable in the summertime, when you can sit by the pool and sip your tea while listening to Moroccan music.

Moroccan mint tea

Table d’hôtes du Riad Al Bartal

Located in a stunning riad, this restaurant has a center open-area that is surrounded by plants and trees, and it even has traditional rugs and carpets hanging on the walls. Inside, you will find an authentic Moroccan living room, with wooden tables and multicolored windows. It is definitely a different, beautiful, and traditional place to enjoy your daily dose of tea.

La Maison Bleue

This restaurant is located in the Batha area of the medina of Fez, and it has become very popular among tourists due to the amazing experience and atmosphere. Here, you’ll see a live Gnawa band to your table performing around all the crowded tables at the restaurant. The dishes are very delicious, as is the tea, which makes La Maison Bleue one of the must stops in Fez.

Charming onsite restaurant

Riad Rcif

Located in the heart of Fez El Bali, Riad Rcif is a good spot to have a glass of tea after walking the crowded narrow streets of the medina. Traditionally decorated with Fassi rugs, zellij, and large chandeliers, it is guaranteed that you will sip on tea feeling like Aladdin or Jasmine, and the view from the terrace is as stunning as the décor within the riad.

Nagham Cafe

This café/restaurant is also located in the medina and offers amazing Moroccan dishes accompanied by tea, with an incredible view over the entrance of old town. It is popular among foreigners and you can also find Moroccan tourists here occasionally as they would rather stay outside of the crowded medina. It is a good alternative if you have anxiety.

The ancient Kairaouine Mosque in Fez

Cafe Clock

This original café is located in the heart of the medina of Fez, and it is different due to the international and local food they serve, and the bohemian/Moroccan décor put in place. Many people come here to enjoy fresh mint tea in the most relaxing atmosphere that makes you forget that you are in a medina, and the chill music they play.

Dar Roumana

This sophisticated restaurant is located in a traditional Moroccan house, that they call dar in Moroccan Darija. Here, you can enjoy the tastiest tea accompanied by sweet and savory snacks, in the elegant and chic décor of zellij and large windows, fountains, and a spacious central area.

landscape with balloons floating in the air

KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?

Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Edit article