The 10 Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in El Jadida

Bagel with egg and avocado | © Marco Verch / Flickr
Bagel with egg and avocado | © Marco Verch / Flickr
Photo of Sarah Williams
22 September 2017

While some of El Jadida’s accommodations include breakfast for their guests, there are others that simply provide a place to stay for the night. You may be coming from out of town for the day and looking for somewhere to grab an early bite to eat. Luckily, El Jadida has some good options for starting your day feeling full and satisfied. Check out these establishments for a hearty breakfast or brunch in Morocco‘s cute coastal town of El Jadida.

Villa les 7 Pains

Bakery, Cafe, European, Coffee, $$$
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Assortment of colourful macaroons
Assortment of colourful macaroons | © Thierry Leclerc / Flickr

Although located a fair distance from El Jadida’s main tourist sites, the bakery-cum-cafe serves a delicious and affordable breakfast. Relax in the bright and airy dining room and enjoy the views. Eggs can be prepared in various ways, including fried, scrambled, and as an omelette, served with olives, soft cheese, and oil. Order a basket of freshly baked bread, croissants, and other pastries, savour a sandwich or toastie with an assortment of fillings, or tuck into a bowl of fresh fruit. An enticing range of sweet goods, such as cakes, macaroons, muffins, and tarts is also made daily. Drink options include fruit juice, mint tea, and coffee.

Ruban d'Or

Bakery, Cafe, Canteen, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dessert, Pastries
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Plate of sushi
Plate of sushi | © David Shamma / Flickr

Artfully presented salads, bagels crammed with cheese, salad, crunchy chicken, and other tasty fillings, samosa-like pastries, and sushi are just a few items on the menu at Ruban d’Or. Other tempting delights for a terrific breakfast or brunch include baguettes bursting with steak, salad, and other fillings, sandwiches, and assorted savouries. Visitors with a sweet tooth will be delighted by the vast assortment of sweet pastries, cakes, chocolates, and ice cream. Orders can be eaten in or bought to go.

Borj Mazagan

Cafe, Restaurant, Moroccan, Vegetarian, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food
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Located on top of the Marhaba Centre, Borj Mazagan is ideally located for people who want to indulge in some retail therapy, hit the beach, or visit Espace de la Mémoire Historique de la Résistance et de la Libération, one of the town’s local museums. Providing great views of the ocean and the town, the rooftop terrace is a pleasant spot for a morning meal. Enjoy a basic traditional Moroccan breakfast of eggs, bread, cheese, and olives, or sink your teeth into a panini, sandwich, or other snack.


Bakery, Tea Room, Cafe, European, $$$
Danish pastry | © HannahWebb / Flickr

Located close to the Central Market, Charlotte is a charming bakery and patisserie with a small tea shop. Order a pot of sweet mint tea for a morning energy rush and fill your stomach with freshly baked goods. Nutty breads, baguettes, honey-drenched cakes, muffins, cream cakes, fruit tarts, sticky Danish pastries, and French-inspired goodies like pain aux chocolate and croissants are among the options.


Cafe, Moroccan, European, Coffee, Tea , Vegetarian
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Located near the courthouse, Cappuccino is a modern cafe that serves both Moroccan and continental breakfasts. Of course, guests can also order a warm buttery croissant, a sandwich, or a plate of Moroccan pastries to accompany a drink. Why not try a nus-nus, a typical coffee enjoyed in Morocco made from half coffee and half milk? Seating is available both inside and outside.

Snack el Bahri

Fish and Chip Shop, Restaurant, Seafood, Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Battered seafood
Battered seafood | © Ben Sutherland / Flickr

One of several typical snack shops in El Jadida, Snack el Bahri is located close to the port and the main beach. Seafood-lovers can fill up on different fish dishes, big and small, as well as other delights from the sea, such as prawns, shellfish, and crab. Many plates are accompanied with salad, chips, and pasta on the side. The soup is hearty and filling and the free crusty bread with small dishes of dips is a pleasant bonus.

Ô Mexico

Restaurant, Mexican, Moroccan, $$$
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Ô Mexico is conveniently located for the beach, Mohamed V Park, and most of El Jadida’s main places of interest. Opening at 9am each day, it’s a great place for a Mexican-inspired brunch. Keep hunger at bay with tacos and burritos filled with beans, chicken, meat, halal sausage, salad, and mouthwatering sauces. The meal deals include chips and a soft drink, providing a cost-effective option. Other available items include yoghurts and thick smoothies with imaginative toppings.

Kass Kroute

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Lamb skewers
Lamb skewers | © Alpha / Flickr

A popular eatery with locals, Kass Kroute is a meat-lover’s dream. The aromas of grilling meats waft through the air as diners tuck into brochettes, burgers, grilled chicken, and other protein-laden dishes. Sides include fries, rice, and salad. The large portions offer good value for money. The quick and easy snack joint can be found close to Theatre Afifi.

Cafe Portimao

Cafe, Pizzeria, Restaurant, Moroccan, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Vegetarian
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Located in Sidi Bouzid, Cafe Portimao is close to the beautiful beach and some of the area’s best kitesurfing and surfing hotspots. An ideal place for an early repast before heading to the seaside, Cafe Portimao’s menu includes a Moroccan breakfast of eggs with the normal accompaniments of olive oil, olives, and cheese. Crepes, pizza, brochettes, baguettes, salad, and shawarma are other options.


Cafe, American, Moroccan, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Ice cream toppings
Ice cream toppings | © Jun Acullador / Flickr

Cityside is a smart and modern cafe/snack shop a little way out of the town centre. Halal hotdogs, salads, sandwiches, fries, tacos, pizza, mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, muffins, and ice creams are a few examples from the menu. There’s plenty of choice if you’re feeling hungry.

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