Tunisia drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Medina


There's no shortage of characterful cafes and restaurants in the medina, but this one tops them all. The downstairs space with its arches, rug-adorned platform seating and painted columns may initially present as a …
Top Choice Cafe in Centre Ville

La Casa del Caffè

Stop the presses and send hallelujahs to the heavens! This cafe facing the Tunis Ville train station employs baristas who know their trade and use freshly ground Illy beans to make their Italian-style coffee. It als…
Top Choice Cafe in Kairouan

Dar Hassine Allani

For a unique experience, ring the bell of this late-18th-century dar and ask for a tour and tea (10DT). The friendly multilingual young women working here will outline the history of the house and show you around. A…
Top Choice Cafe in Sfax

Café Maure Diwan

Inserted into the medina wall between Bab Diwan and Bab El Kasbah and accessed by a colourful set of steps, this atmospheric cafe is a refuge from the heat and a relaxing spot to kill a few hours over thé au pignons…
Top Choice Bar in Centre Ville

Le Malouf

The Ville's best bar is hidden behind a high wall and yellow door that give no hint of the bohemian scene that unfolds within. Tables and bar stools are scattered around a treed courtyard, DJs spin a variety of musi…
Top Choice Cafe in Mahdia

Café Sidi Salem

This is a magical place overlooking the Mediterranean on the south side of the medina. Several levels of tables jut out over the sea, and kids and families frolic in the water below. It’s wonderful at any time of th…
Top Choice Cafe in Medina

Café Chaouachine

A mass of tables set in passageways under the vaulted arches of the medina's most atmospheric souq, this cafe is popular with locals of all ages and genders. It's a great spot for a mint tea, coffee or shisha.
Top Choice Cafe in Sfax

Café Cultural Balkiss

Sip mint tea high above the medina's narrow laneways at this two-level rooftop cafe attached to the Dar Baya boutique hotel. It's particularly atmospheric when the call to prayer issues from nearby mosques.
Top Choice Cafe in Takrouna

Le Rocher Bleu

Aida Gmach Bellagha, whose family hailed from Takrouna, moved from Tunis to embark on an ambitious project to cultivate interest in local Berber heritage, resulting in this beautiful, cosy cafe and the Dar Gmach mus…
Bar in Tunis


Habibi serves up excellent cocktails in an interior that fuses the modern with the 1950s, as well as in a softly lit courtyard, and drinks can be paired with food from Bistro Nippon in an exciting collaboration. The…