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10 Top Cafes and Coffee Shops in El Jadida

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Updated: 20 September 2017
Morocco’s seaside town of El Jadida offers plenty for visitors, from sandy beaches and historic sites, to outdoor adventures, lively local markets, and seafood galore. Take some time out when visiting El Jadida to relax like a local at one of these charming cafes and coffee shops.

La Cafeteria

Cafe, $$$
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El Jadida sea views
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Part of the medium-sized Hotel La Place, La Cafeteria is located on the building’s panoramic roof terrace. Order a coffee, fruit juice, or soft drink and soak up the sweeping ocean vistas and excellent views over the old city. Soft music plays in the background, adding to the cafe’s relaxed vibe.
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Café Plage Yasmina

Cafe, $$$
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Café Plage Yasmina is located next to El Jadida’s main beach. It’s a top place to sample a typical Moroccan nus-nus (half coffee and half milk) or a strong black coffee. Ice creams and simple snacks are available too. The decor is fairly chic, with a cream and black tiled floor, black tables and chairs with cream leather-cushioned seats, and a chandelier. Large front windows let patrons peer out into the street and to the beach beyond.
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Fast Casual

Café Les Cerises

Cafe, $$$
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Enjoy the laid-back nature of a typical Moroccan cafe and mingle with locals in Café Les Cerises. Order a pot of mint tea for an authentic Moroccan leisure experience. Of course, coffee and soft drinks are available too. Guests can sit indoors in the air-conditioned salon, or outside under the shade of parasols and surrounded by greenery.
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Studio One

Cafe, $$$
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Studio One attracts guests both during the daytime and at night, offering an evening alternative to visiting one of the town’s bars. Young locals come to play pool and hangout with their friends. Casual and relaxed, patrons can tuck into a range of snacks and light bites, including sandwiches, burgers, and fries, or simply enjoy a drink.
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Sky View

Cafe, $$$
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<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sidi_Bouzid_-_Eljadida.jpg" target="_blank">Rocks on Sidi Bouzid Beach | © Wikimedia Commons</a>

Sky View is located on the top floor of a striking modern building in Sidi Bouzid. Made from glass and gleaming metal, the box-like structure is impressive. The cafe provides great views of the coast, too. The usual range of drinks is served, such as tea, coffee, and soft drinks. A range of Moroccan meals and snacks are available on other floors of the building.
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Fast Casual

Cafe Zenga

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Located close to Mohamed V Park and the main beach, Cafe Zenga is an unpretentious place to stop for a drink in an upmarket part of town. It is especially popular with young and trendy locals. A live band sometimes plays inside, and al fresco seating is also available on the terrace. As well as drinks, the cafe also serves a fairly wide range of meals. The menu includes harira soup, sandwiches, brochettes, burgers, pizzas, and tagines.
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Fast Casual

Cafe Snack Haoua

Cafe, $$$
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El Jadida historic area
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A fairly fancy cafe in the heart of El Jadida’s old Portuguese City, Cafe Snack Haoua is an ideal place to take a break when exploring some of the area’s major places of interest. Customers can sit in the atmospheric salon or on the sunny patio, sipping on a coffee, tea, juice, or soda, and nibbling on a range of basic snacks.
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Atmosphere:

Fast Casual

Cafe Portimao

Cafe, Pizzaria, Restaurant, $$$
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Cafe Portimao is a stylish cafe-cum-restaurant close to Sidi Bouzid Beach. In addition to coffee, tea, fruit shakes, and other beverages, the establishment also offers an extensive selection of meals and snacks. Start the day with a traditional Moroccan breakfast of bread, cheese, eggs, and olives, or enjoy a more substantial meal of pizza, brochettes, and more. Guests can sit on either the roof terrace or indoors.
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Les 4 Dauphins

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Les 4 Dauphins is one of a number of fuss-free, open-fronted cafes and snack shops close to El Jadida’s beach. Pop in for a drink and be tempted by the enticing aromas from the grill; the grilled chicken is especially popular. It’s in a good position for taking a stroll through the harbour either pre- or post-break.
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Fast Casual

L'Océan

Cafe, $$$
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Hot chocolate
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Despite the name, L’Océan coffee shop won’t be found close to the sea; rather, it is a little out of town and near to the Ocean Shopping Centre. A modern and clean cafe with nice furnishings and decor, it sits in nice surroundings. Service is good and the drinks are made with care. The thick and creamy hot chocolate is rated highly. Snacks are available too. Sit indoors and watch sports on the TV, or head outside to the pavement seating and listen to the tinkling sounds from the small fountain.
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