Café Hafa

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Café Hafa

Café Hafa is a cafe in Tangier, Morocco, located along the cliff top overlooking the Bay of Tangier. Opened in 1921, the cafe has retained its 1920s style of decor and through the years has been visited by numerous writers and singers, from Paul Bowles and William S. Burroughs, to The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.[1] The cafe is known for its mint tea, a Tangier special brew.

With its simplicity, with its dominance over the Strait of Gibraltar, with its plastic chairs, its mosaic tables, with its blue walls, with its trees that grow without concern to none and with charm to which no one can resist, the Café Hafa has built its glory, its history and its reputation that crossed borders and have inspired numerous international writers.[2]


  1. ^ Morocco. Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guides. 2006. p. 140.
  2. ^ Cimarosti, Alessandra. "Cafè Hafa: luogo di incontro e di meditazione".

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Coordinates: 35°47′29″N 5°49′18″W / 35.7915°N 5.8218°W / 35.7915; -5.8218