The 12 Best Bakeries in Casablanca, Morocco

It’s not hard to find a delicious sweet treat in Casablanca
It’s not hard to find a delicious sweet treat in Casablanca | © Mats Silvan / iStock Editorial
JD Harpley

Patisseries are an integral part of Morocco’s culinary tradition, and your trip is not complete until you visit one of the many bakeries Casablanca has to offer. However, if you want to try a local delight, the difficult part will be deciding which spot to visit first.

Bakeries in Casablanca are known for their local ingredients, such as almonds and dates, and their French-influenced pastries. In Morocco, it is common to have pastries served during breakfast as well as tea time, and they are a popular delicacy at weddings and during public holidays.

1. Warm buttery croissants at Amoud

Bakery, French, Moroccan, Dessert, Pastries

Amoud is a popular patisserie institution in Casablanca. This chain of bakeries has reasonable prices and locations in several neighbourhoods, including Anfa, Belvedere and Californie. A family-run bakery opened in 1982, Amoud always strives to perfect its recipes and is known for its trademark buttery croissants.

2. Relax with traditional pastries at Paul

Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant, French, Moroccan, Seafood

Very popular with residents, Paul is more of a stylish urban café and brunch restaurant than a busy traditional bakery. Located in the Racine neighbourhood, this French-style café has simple decor – featuring an earthy colour palette – and an accommodating outdoor garden area in which to relax. Here, you will find a variety of fresh pastries and other baked goods, including French baguettes and mille-feuilles, also known as vanilla slice.

3. An authentic Moroccan setting at Pâtisserie Bennis

Patisserie, Moroccan, Halal

Among the top bakeries in Casablanca, Pâtisserie Bennis is located in the popular Quartier Habous. This family-owned bakery has been around since 1930 and is famous for its traditional Moroccan treats, such as Maghrebi sweet pastries as well as almond paste cornes de gazelle (gazelle horns) and akda aux amandes (almond macaroons). Along with its reasonably priced pastries, this bakery also has tasty cookies and sweet mini crackers.

4. Delicious cakes at Pâtisserie Guest

Bakery, Pastry Shop, French, Moroccan, Dessert, Pastries

You will find high-quality pastries at affordable prices at Pâtisserie Guest – a trendy bakery in the Racine neighbourhood. It’s known for its use of fresh ingredients in its delicious Moroccan and European cakes, with a local favourite being its chocolate fondants. This bakery also offers sweet and savoury pastries, such as macaroons.

5. Maison Amande et Miel for gourmet pastries

Bakery, Moroccan

Maison Amande et Miel bakery is located in the Quartier CIL. This bakery is run by two individuals with an exceptional background in wedding catering as well as in international French pastry. Here, you’ll find spectacular treats such as its galette des rois (King’s cake) – which is baked throughout January in France – and traditional Moroccan home-made gourmet cakes and pastries.

6. Artisan bread at Les Maîtres du Pain

Bakery, Moroccan

Located on the edge of the Racine neighbourhood, Les Maîtres du Pain has a delicious selection of pastries. It specialises in artisan-style baking and sweet treats, including raspberry pies, irresistible baguettes and macarons, among others. While the prices can be higher than other bakeries, it is a great place to grab a crispy golden croissant (or two) to enjoy with your morning coffee.

7. Try Madame Fhal’s freshly baked treats

Bakery, Moroccan

This bakery has been providing delicious cakes since 1930. Madame Fhal is located in central Casablanca on the outskirts of the Gauthier neighbourhood. It is known for its cinnamon babka (a dense bread-like dessert), traditional pies, almond praline paste, frangipanes, chebakia (honey-coated sesame cookie), rugelach and cookies. The bakery also provides bake-to-order cakes and pastries, with delivery options included. Here, everything is handmade, and there are also dairy-free options.

8. Al Barakata for a variety of treats

Bakery, Moroccan

Serving delicious Moroccan cakes since 1985, Al Barakata is located in central Casablanca near the Marché Central and Ville art-déco. The bakery’s prices range from affordable to expensive depending on what you are looking for, and there’s a variety of options, from traditional artisan bread and pastries to chocolate or fruit cakes.

9. Petits Beurres Boulangerie Pâtisserie’s remarkable croissants

Bakery, Moroccan, French

This French-style bakery serves a range of sweet and savoury pastries as well as traditional cakes. Options here include buttery croissants, chocolate beignets, brioche, pain au chocolat, baguettes and sandwiches. Located in central Casablanca near the Victory Square and Marché Central – a historical and cultural market place – Petits Beurres is known for its quality service and reasonable prices. Other specialities include cupcakes and chocolate-almond croissants.

10. Boulangerie Pâtisserie La Calidad for sweet and savoury treats

Bakery, Moroccan, French

Boulangerie Pâtisserie La Calidad is a French bakery located in the Racine neighbourhood, close to the Mohammed V Stadium. Though prices are higher than other bakeries, it’s popular among residents and often busy. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, the pastries here include tempting options such as vanilla basbousa (semolina cake), Moroccan cakes, brioche and plenty of cupcake options.

11. The best éclairs at Pop Chou

Bakery, Moroccan, French

With two locations, one in the Maârif neighbourhood and one in the Quartier Bourgogne, this stylish pastry and tea room has gained a reputation for its luxurious and relaxed atmosphere. With Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chefs, Pop Chou offers a wide selection of pastries that are perfect for breakfast or to accompany a nice pot of tea. However, éclairs are the main attraction here and come in a variety of flavours.

12. A taste of Portugal at Sara Pastel

Bakery, Moroccan, Portuguese

Located in the Quartier Bourgogne, Sara Pastel is a little reminder of a traditional Portuguese treat. The owner, half Portuguese and half Moroccan, wanted to share her love of pastéis de nata (custard tarts) with Casablanca. This bakery has a charming interior, with tables covered with handmade art, and a relaxed atmosphere. The pastéis de nata with cinnamon are delicious and best enjoyed with a cup of coffee.

This article is an updated version of a story created by Rebecca Wilkinson.

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