Café Culturel El Ali
After an early shopping session in the old medina this is the perfect spot to stop for a typical brunch. The café is conveniently located in the medina, so you can just sit and relax and enjoy one of their amazing dishes after having visited the historical area of the city. The view from its roof terrace is simply stunning – El Ali is located right in front of the beautiful Zaytouna Mosque. The sofas offer comfortable sitting and there is also a library for all books lovers out there.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-7:30pm
Watch out for: Fresh lemonade made with almonds or mint.
Address and telephone number: Rue Jamaa Ezzitouna,Tunis,Tunisia +216 71 321 927
This fun and chic brunch spot is ideal for families with small children. Lyoum offers a play area for the kids so that they can play while you get to enjoy your meal. They offer a four course meal with a variety of mains and desserts. The staff here is friendly and will ensure you and your little ones have a good time when visiting Lyoum.
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am-2pm; 3.30pm – 7.30pm.
Watch out for: homemade peanut butter.
Address and telephone number: 15,Rue El Moez,1004,Tunisia +216 71 236 316
Confectionery Buon Gusto
If you’re in the mood for grab and go food to eat while you’re visiting the stunning capital this pastryshop is the perfect place for you. Their coffee is good and their pastries are tasty. You should also try their delicious cakes.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 5am-9pm; Sat-Sun 5am-3pm
Watch out for: Muffins and cookies.
Address and telephone number: Rue Chedly Kallala Lafayette, Tunis, Tunisia +216 98 526 982
Café des Nomades
In the southwestern corner of the medina you’ll find the small Café des Nomades. Known for its gorgeous view over the sea, this lovely café is also popular for its amazing cappuccino, the Turkish coffee and the fabulous breakfast options.
Watch out for: Typical Tunisian coffee.
Address and telephone number: Rue Ibn Rachik, Tunis, Tunisia
Del Castello Café
‘Enjoy the silence’ – this would be the perfect motto to describe this amazing café hidden inside the Monastir Ribat Complex. The café has a unique atmosphere complemented by the stunning architecture of the building. This is definitely the perfect spot to spend a few hours enjoying a nice cup of tea or coffee while reading a book. The ideal time to visit is during winter because it tends to be less crowded than during the summer months.
Watch out for: Green iced tea.
Address and telephone number: 53, 55 Avenue de Paris,Tunis 1001,Tunisia +216 71 253 077
Caffé Bir Andalous
Right next to Rue de l’Indépendance and behind the ‘Socopa’ lies Café Bir Andalous, with a big garden where you can take a break before visiting the rest of the city while sipping one of their alcohol-free cocktails made with fresh fruits. The café is also close to the must-see Mosquée Bourguiba and the Musée des arts et traditions populaires (Museum of popular arts and traditions). The place features traditional décor and the food is comforting.