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Patisserie Chez Driss

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10 rue El Hajjali, Essaouira, Morocco (Formerly Chez Driss)
+212 5244-75793
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The window display of tempting cakes and pastries draws you in. They are a mixture of both French style patisserie and Moroccan favourites. The interior walls are bedecked with paintings and drawings. There is also a roof terrace and a courtyard- some of which is covered and again the walls are hung with art work. The hubbub of the street... More 

Thank Linda S
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pastries here were fantastic - really tasty and fresh and so cheap. We sat out in the courtyard which is filled with all sorts of art - well worth a visit

Thank travelling_dee
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pick your pastry and take it through to the terrace where you can relax with a drink. Good refuge if you have had enough sun or the weather is bad. Excellent cakes.

Thank sallie080
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350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have been there since I am a kid, I really used to enjoy their pastries, especially the apple turnover and the 'palmier'. However, the quality went down, last time I went there (in December) the waitress was really unpleasant and our pastries were not good at all. They should really make an effort, used to be much better.

Thank MinaKarina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

On our last day in Essourea and Morocco we decided as a family to see the sunrise. No little side restaurants were open at this time in the morning. We came out of one of the narrow side alleys when the smell of fresh pastry hit home. We went in and were warmly welcomed. Coffees and a tea were ordered... More 

Thank abriep2016
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I've previously visited and wrote a TA review for Driss. I visited again this week when I was back in Essaouira. Pleased to report the cakes and café are just as lovely as before. In the window display amongst all the tempting cakes I noticed that they had an orange cake so I tried that and it was utterly delicious.... More 

Thank lovetotravel1704
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

very simple pastries but delecious you can't stop yourself to experience it over and over again. Essaouira master piece

Thank A Amine B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Big build up but disapointing. Absoloutely nothing to write home about..sorry. Nice place to sit. great courtyard which is worth a visit on its on. But the cake and coffee average at best. sometimes the big build up is what kills a place. I'd rather go to a place with an average review and find it good than a great... More 

Thank Julian L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I didn't stop in here but got cake to take away. They were amazing! Can recommend the almond sponges which are made to look like oranges, limes and lemons. The most amazing sponge cake I've ever eaten! Should have got a load to take away home.

Thank HappyBunny2014
Kegworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

French patisserie selling nice mille feuille and almond brioche. Also can get a coffee and eat inside. All ok apart from staff were generally unfriendly and quite ignorant. don't expect a warm welcome.

Thank Mike R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 rue El Hajjali, Essaouira, Morocco (Formerly Chez Driss)
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-75793
Creee en 1928 par le Maalem Driss, Chez Driss est l'une des plus anciennes patisseries de la ville. Un tres large choix de patisseries et de viennoiseries en tout genre, ainsi que des boissons pour les accompagner sont proposees aux visiteurs curieux qui osent pousses la porte de ce petit etablissement cossu. Des tables accueillent les voyageurs pour un moment de detente et de plaisirs gustatifs, dans un patio ombrage et decore avec des centaines de photographies d'epoque, contant l'histoire de cette petite echoppe. Un lieu empreint a la culture d'Essaouira.

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