Patisserie Amandine, Marrakech, Morocco 5/5
Value for money: 4.5/5
Venue & Atmosphere: 4/5
I wanted to start by sharing one of my recent experiences with you from Cafe Amandine, Marrakech, Morocco. In March 2016 six friends and I flew to Marrakech for my Hen party. This signified the beginning of the new chapter in my life…so it seems like an appropriate place to start my blogging experiences from!
I had been stalking the hell out of Patisserie Amandine on Instagram, and once our trip to Marrakech was confirmed I had to make sure a visit was on the agenda. We attempted to walk there ourselves for 15 minutes from Jardin Majorelle before the seven of us illegally crammed into 2 taxis to complete the remaining 5 minute journey.
Situated down a quiet street, Cafe Amandine was tucked away which only added to its quaintness. Renowned for its French and Moroccan pastries, we were determined to try a bit of everything! Considering the Cafe was small with limited seating, the staff were incredibly helpful in seating us before recommending their most popular pastries and biscuits.
I ordered a rose and elderflower infused tea to accompany our strawberry tart and Moroccan biscuits. I was won over by the fact that the biscuits were buttery and not too sweet (which to my advantage meant I could taste plenty before feeling the full effect of the sugar overload!). All the Moroccan biscuits incorporate nuts of some kind – particularly almonds. Even without this trip being fresh in my mind I recall being particularly won over by the almond biscotti. As I’m a sucker for macaroons I couldn’t resist mixing it up by choosing a few from their extensive flavours. Our order was served with complimentary gold Fatima’s hand chocolates which added the perfect finishing touch to our afternoon tea!
For those who want to find the perfect gift, Patisserie Amandine also serves ready packaged Moroccan biscuits which are presented beautifully in ‘baby boxes’. Although slightly on the pricey side compared to other Moroccan pastry vendors, my overall experience here was well worth the expense. Whether looking for a place to enjoy a quiet coffee or to relax with friends after strolling the Majorelle Gardens, Patisserie Amandine is a must if you’re visiting Marrakech.
77 Rue Mohammed Al Béqal, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Phone: +212 5244-49612