Sip a juice or mint tea while watching the world go by at the cafes on Plaza Uta El Hammam. In the back rooms, local men play cards and smoke kif. Look out for the sticker in some restaurant windows announcing 'The Chefchaouen Network of Community-involved Restaurants'. These establishments support farmers by using local organic products.

Local Specialties

The market off Ave Hassan II is excellent for fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, and gets particularly busy on Monday and Thursday, when people come from outside Chefchaouen to sell produce.

Several local specialities are worth checking out, particularly the fragrant mountain honey and soft ewe’s cheese – both served up at breakfast. Add fresh dial makla (a type of bread), and you have your picnic.