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Cafe in Le Kef

Café Bou Makhlouf

With its coffee tables and Berber mats trickling down the stairs in front of Zaouiet Sidi Bou Makhlouf, this cafe couldn't be in a more wonderfully picturesque location. It’s a female-friendly place, and you can com…
Mausoleum in Le Kef

Zaouiet Sidi Bou Makhlouf

At the top of the stairs from the plaza under the kasbah, this enchanting 17th-century Sufi mausoleum is a tiny treasure behind a usually locked door. Its brilliantly tiled and sculpted stucco interior is the final …
Fortress in Le Kef

Kasbah

Le Kef's main attraction can be spotted from nearly everywhere around the city. A stronghold of some sort has occupied this site since the 5th century BC. There's not much to see inside, but the fortress boasts grea…
Museum in Le Kef

Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires

The road that flanks the kasbah leads to this well-laid-out museum, housed in a sprawling, beautifully ornate Sufi complex founded in 1784. The museum concentrates on the culture of the region's Berber nomads, and e…
Tunisian in Le Kef

Restaurant Bou Makhlouf

This good-value cheapie with chummy service is very popular for lunch. The menu is in Arabic only, but someone on staff can work with you through the translations. The owner even opens his doors to travellers to try…
Bakery in Le Kef

La Keffoise

This little bakery sells tasty sweet and savoury pasties if you need a fix between meals. If you're not staying in one of Le Kef's dars but want to sample local Keffoise favourites, you can order them here with adva…
Historic Building in Le Kef

Basilique

No one is quite sure what the original function of the Basilique might have been, but it seems to have been built in the 4th century as some sort of storage depot for precious items such as silver and grain. Later o…
Tunisian in Le Kef

Restaurant Vénus

Under the same friendly management as Hôtel Les Pins, this is the only 'proper' restaurant in Le Kef, serving up the Tunisian standards of fish and lamb that you'll find in most towns around the country. The smoky d…
International in Le Kef

Restaurant Panorama

Restaurant Panorama is a cheap, kid-pleasing spot where pizzas, panini, grilled meats and couscous take up equal space on the menu. The food won't knock your socks off, but the gorgeous view over the town huddled in…