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The Best Cafés In Casablanca, Morocco
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The Best Cafés In Casablanca, Morocco

Picture of Rebecca Wilkinson
Updated: 9 February 2017
Casablanca is Morocco’s economic capital, and although it might lack the traditional charm of cities such as Marrakech and Fes, it has its own cosmopolitan, contemporary appeal. After a day of sightseeing and shopping in this bustling city, a stop in a cafe for a drink or a bite to eat is a necessity. Read about the best of the city’s cafes here.
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Rick’s Café

Famous thanks to the popular 1942 film Casablanca, Rick’s Café is now a bustling cafe set in an old courtyard-style mansion, built amongst the walls of the Old Medina. Rick’s Café features a piano bar with replicas from the film itself, curved arches, balconies, and brass lighting. For a unique atmosphere, Rick’s Café is certainly a perfect place to dine. With four fireplaces and intimate private dining with a view of the fishing port, it offers a very atmospheric experience, along with international menu specialising in Casablanca’s fresh seafood and vegetables.

Address: 248 Rue Sour Jdid, Casablanca, Morocco,+212 5222-74207

Rick's café | © yellow magpie/Flickr
Rick’s café | © yellow magpie/Flickr

Riad 21 welcomes its guests into a typical Andalusian styled house turned restaurant. This authentic riad combines a homely feeling through its warm and welcoming Moroccan living room, with elegant and professional service. Riad 21 really does justice to the fantastic cuisine of Morocco, offering guests the chance to sample the rich flavours of typical dishes, from tagine to couscous, whilst relaxing and enjoying classical Arab music. A multipurpose eating place, Riad 21 is perfect not only for an elegant evening, but for small breakfasts and tasty lunches. A fantastic cafe with an excellent ambiance and ideal location.

Address: 74 Boulevard Panoramique et Avenue Nador, Casablanca, Morocco

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The Casablanca Sqala

Tucked into the ochre walls of the 18th century fortified bastion north of the centre, the delightful and charming Casablanca Sqala offers an escape from the bustling city. With a rustic interior and stunning garden full of beautiful flowers, it’s a haven of tranquility. Offering typical Moroccan specialties, from tagines to couscous, guests can wash these traditional dishes down with some sweet Moroccan mint tea. In the Andalusian inspired garden, guests can enjoy live entertainment around 3 times a week.

Address: Boulevard des Almohades, Casablanca, Morocco,+212 5222-60960

Moroccan lamb stew with pearl couscous | © jeffreyw/Flickr
Moroccan lamb stew with pearl couscous | © jeffreyw/Flickr
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Venezia Ice

Venezia Ice isn’t specific to Casablanca, but rather has cafes all over Morocco. Definitely worth a mention however, as it has a strong reputation for serving delicious lunches, tempting drinks, and most popularly: fantastic ice creams and sorbets. An excellent safe choice if you’re looking for a chain rather than an independent cafe, but want to steer away from the big western names, Venezia Ice is inspired by the charm of Venice, with an air of romance and charm, and promotes a huge philosophy of quality, professionalism, and innovation. A really pleasant place to sit and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat at any time of day, and a recommended safe and comfortable place to relax for the lone traveller, Casablanca’s Venezia Ice even boasts beautiful sea views to complement the refreshing ice cream and sorbet.

Address: Boulevard de la Corniche, Casablanca 20000, Morocco

Ice Cream | © KLMircea/Flickr
Ice Cream | © KLMircea/Flickr
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Pivano

A bright and cheerful sandwich bar, Pivano boasts a charming and varied menu, with sandwiches, salads, and breakfast and lunchtime specials, along with a refreshing drinks selection which includes tempting fresh fruit drinks. Not only that, there’s a very extensive dessert menu, so guests can tuck into everything from cheesecakes to brownies. A delightfully fresh and modern addition to the traditional cafe scene, this is a great choice if you’re in Casablanca, and cheap too.

Address: 26, rue Michel Ange, Casablanca 20000, Morocco,+33 4 76 50 62 13