11 Top Cafés and Coffee Shops in Tangier

Cafe Hafa |© Robert Brands / Flickr
Cafe Hafa |© Robert Brands / Flickr
Photo of Yasmine Guermoudi
Web Content Writer6 October 2017

Located on the top of Morocco, looking directly towards the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier is a city rich in history, stunning architecture, and unforgettable views. While you might be staying in the Medina and visiting the American Legation of Tangier or further west, admiring Cap Spartel, where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic meet, you will certainly need time for a break. So here are the best cafés in town!

Villa Josephine

Hotel Restaurant, European
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This was originally Burton Walter Harris’s house in Tangier, but now it has turned into this extremely exclusive and sophisticated hotel.

The terrace area is gorgeous with a view over the pool, palm trees, and Tangier hills for warmer days, and they also have an indoor bar with a fireplace for colder days. On the menu, you will find coffee, pastries, biscuits, and much more.

La Terrasse du 9 Avril

Cafe, Montenegrin, $$$
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Grand Socco
Grand Socco | © durance x / Flickr

This is the perfect place to have a coffee where you can admire the view without being seen.

La Terrasse du 9 Avril is a café on the main square of Tangier, called Place du 9 Avril. It’s where Grand Socco is located right before the entrance of the Medina.

They serve a variety of drinks and snacks that you can enjoy in the warm weather of the city.

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Relaxed, Romantic, Secret

Cafe Cappuccino

Cafe, Restaurant, European, $$$
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This café is more on the fancy and pricey side, but it’s definitely worth it.

If you are looking for a modern place to have a drink and cake with free WiFi, this is it!

Although they serve lunch and dinner, their main specialties are pastries and cakes. The perfect time to go there would be for breakfast.

Cafe Hafa

Cafe, Moroccan
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Cafe Hafa
Cafe Hafa | © Robert Brands / Flickr

This is the most famous café in Tangier and the reasons are endless.

With a view directly facing Europe—where you can actually see land from the café—you will not find a café like this one anywhere else in the world.

It was founded in 1921 and since then, serves fresh mint tea and snacks.

Cafe Baba

Cafe, Moroccan
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Café Baba Tangier
Café Baba Tangier | © cat_collector / WikiCommons

Cafe Baba is another historic café in Tangier. Founded in 1943, it is hidden in the Medina.

Everything about it is special. As soon as you step inside, you feel the atmosphere of the 1940s as though the café has stopped in time. The chairs, tables, windows, and walls are quite old, and you can see on the wall all the celebrities that have visited in the past.

It is definitely a place to check out and its been frequented by many popular faces like The Rolling Stones, the kings of Spain and Sweden, and many more.

Le Coeur de Tanger

Bar, Restaurant, Moroccan
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This café is located in Ville Nouvelle, and is distinct due to its terrace on the first floor overlooking the city.

They serve drinks with tapas that you can enjoy while listening to the café’s live band. It is the perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of Morocco.

Cafe de Paris

Cafe, Moroccan, $$$
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This cafe is the perfect representation of past meets present. You walk in and you directly are drawn to the burgundy leather chairs, the professional waiter, and the wooden walls.

You can sit indoors for the 1920s experience, or outdoors to watch youngsters strolling through la Vila Nouvelle, the new city of Tangier.

They are mostly famous for their café au lait (latte), Moroccan mint tea, and fresh pressed juice.

Cap Spartel Cafe & Restaurant

Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
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This is another great restaurant located right outside Cap Spartel, and directly where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean meet. It is truly a wonderful place to visit due to its special location, just like Cafe Hafa.

They serve all kinds of beverages, cakes, and pastries, and also have a restaurant area if you are a little bit more hungry.

Panorama

Cafe, European, $$$
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Panorama is a modern café located on the seafront of Tangier, with a magnificent view of the Mediterranean.

It is great for train travelers as it is right next to the train station and it opens at 7 a.m. Here, you will be able to enjoy a delicious latte with pastries of your choice.

La Gelateria

Cafe, European, $$$
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Crepe Aux Fraises
Crepe Aux Fraises | © pamoja55 / Flickr

This large café is located near Malabata Beach, it has a beach view and a city view due to its extended perimeter.

Here, you can have delicious gelato, crêpes, freshly pressed juice, coffee, and much more. They are mostly famous for their crêpes, since they are big and filled with Nutella.