The team from The View from Fez took time out of the office to check out the newest cafe in Fez. The Barcelona Cafe is the brainchild of four Barcelona based businessmen and Moroccan businessman Faisal Lebbar - and it is more than just a cafe.
Located in a perfect position just above the Ain Azleitan car park at 248 Tala'a Kbira, the cafe is also an art and antique gallery, with the walls and cabinets displaying an amazing array of works from both Morocco and around Europe. From old oil paintings to a superb miniature music box from Switzerland, the collection is extensive and certainly worth taking a look at.
|The décor is exceptional|
Of course the main reason for visiting is for coffee and cakes. The coffee is high quality and the home-made cakes are simply delicious.
|The cakes, made by Faisal's wife, are exquisite|
There is a second floor with more seating which is ideal for those who wish to sit for longer and chat over a cup of cofee.
The prices, while higher than a street cafe, will certainly not be seen as too expensive for visitors to the Fez Medina.
The paintings, antiques and lamps, on the other hand, are high quality and this is reflected in the prices being asked for them.
A further development is expected by June next year when the terrace will be operating with a full lunch and diner menu.
Opening hours are from 8.30am until 9pm seven days a week. And... they have WiFi!
|Three of the Barcelona partners - |
(right to left) Faisal Lebbar, Carmen Garcia Alguilera and Carles Xarrie
|The upstairs area at Barcelona Cafe|
Words: Sandy McCutcheon