Café El M'rabet


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Café El M'rabet

A beautiful space that houses a cafe, offers outdoor beer garden-style seating and serves hookah, Café El M'rabet is the oldest cafe in town dating back to the 17th century. Live music is often played in the evenings.


Dates, nuts and honey are the three ingredients that feature in most traditional Tunisian desserts. Makroudh and Baklawa are the two most common ones, along with powdered donuts sprinkled with nuts and honey. Seasonal fresh fruit is often served as dessert after a meal, and is well expected when dining out. There is no shortage of European-style pastries and sweets in the Tunisian capital either - small bakeries dot the new part of the city, and French-looking cafes offer all sorts of desserts and pastries such as crepes, croissants and cakes.