Best Coffee Shops for working in Casablanca

Last updated: May 4th, 2019

This is a list of coffee shops I tried and recommend in Casablanca. I live near 2 Mars, so all these coffee shops are located, more or less, in that part.

The general note given takes into consideration things like power sockets, noise, mood, view, quality of mobile signal… but also others like price, non smoking area, etc. I dropped the WiFi from this list, as generally speaking, all WiFi’s aren’t that good in coffee shops and you should always bring your own WiFi or tether from your phone.

There are 4 rangs: Bad, Okay, Good, and Excellent. We’ll start from the top and go down.

If you have a coffee shop you want me to test please let me know.


Food House

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Cheap and very calm as long as you avoid the 12-2 PM. Lot of companies around and people take their lunch there. Their service is good too.

If you end up there between 12-2 PM, I don’t recommend getting lunch. They usually hurry up and can send you bad food. Just wait until it’s 2:30 or 3 PM before ordering.

I tested various food and they’re not that interesting. Here I’ll give you the top 3 there. If you’re for a lunch, I recommend “Plat Nuggets” (40dh). If you’re there for a breakfast, I recommend “Food House” (28dh). Other than that, just go with a tea or a coffee.

They used to have one of the fastest internets I tested. But now it’s crap. I think it’s because they don’t change their password. I take this opportunity to remind you to use your own connection when working from coffee shops. You can also find power sockets everywhere!

ProsCons
+ Calm
+ Non smoking area
+ Cheap
+ Service
+ Power sockets
+ Crowded (12- 2PM)
+ Food
Food House is Excellent for working

Starbucks Villa

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There are lot of Starbucks in Casablanca, but this one have a good view. Unfortunately, the sockets outside aren’t working. So if you need a power socket, you’re obliged to move inside. Not a deal breaker, because you can work inside then move outside when you finish to get a some sun. The place inside is used by students generally, so it’s very calm for work.

Their prices are a little high. Given I don’t drink coffee, I don’t know if their coffee is that good to justify the price tag.

ProsCons
+ Nice view
+ Power sockets
+ Non smoking area
+ Calm
+ Price
Starbucks villa is Good for working

Pomme de pain

Pomme de pain is a chain and have lot of coffees in Casablanca. I visited those of 2 Mars and Abdelmoumen. And the experience is practically the same.

There is a place where students study and it’s full of power sockets. Prices are correct and it’s a non smoking area. So all good!

Given there are lot of students, the place is a little noisy and there is a big chance you’ll find it crowded. But overall, very good for working.

ProsCons
+ Good food
+ Power sockets
+ Price
+ Non smoking area
+ Noisy
+ Crowded
Pomme de pain is Good for working

Luxurious

Link to Maps

Excellent food, quality service, and cozy place. If you want some concentration, I recommend going up.

Price is a little bit higher than average and people are smoking everywhere. Which I can’t stand. It’s also crowded if you go between 12 and 2 PM. Which is normal.

Power sockets are in a few places only. Be sure to head there with a fully charged battery or check where the sockets are before choosing a place.

As a recommendation, I would suggest their “Gourmand” breakfast. It’s a complete breakfast for 40dh.

ProsCons
+ Cozy
+ Calm
+ Good food
+ Quality service
+ Price
+ Smoking
+ Crowded (12- 2PM)
+ Power sockets
Luxurious is Okay for working

Villa Plazza

Link to Maps

Update: The cafe isn’t well maintained recently and their service is terrible.

This is probably the cafe with the most amazing view you can get.

It’s basically a villa turned into a café. The service is excellent and probably the best service in this list. The food is good but the prices are a little high. A soda will cost you 25dh if I remember correctly.

The power sockets are there but not very apparent. You need to look under the tables and you’ll find them. Given you’re outside, the mobile signal is good. There is also a small garden where children play, so you can use it too if you want to take a break.

There is an inside part too if you prefer, but I never tested it. I love sun, so I always head in the outside area.

ProsCons
+ Calm
+ Awesome service
+ Spacious
+ Amazing view
+ Power sockets
+ Price is high
+ Unmaintained cafe
+ Bad service
Villa Plazza is Okay for working

Charif

Link to Maps

The place is modern, cozy, and calm as long as you don’t go between 12-2 PM. There are lot of schools around and they lunch there.

They also have delicious pastry. If you head there, I recommend the “fourée aux amandes“.

My concern is that they have a low mobile signal inside. Tethering from your phone is nearly impossible. I had a hard time trying to get a good signal there.

The space up is a non smoking area with a view on their kitchen. It makes a really nice decoration. Power sockets are nearly inexistants.

Their service is impolite toward customers. I heard two waiters arguing in the center of the cafe, with a high voice, about who should get the tip left by a customer.

To have an idea about the prices:

  • Tea: 15dh
  • Orange juice: 20dh
  • Breakfast: +25dh
ProsCons
+ Cozy
+ Calm
+ Good food
+ Non smoking area
+ Bad mobile signal
+ Crowded (12- 2PM)
+ Service
+ Power sockets
Charif is Bad for working

Do you have a recommendation for a good café for working? Please let me know by using the contact page.

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