For decades, the kahoua el Alia, the café des Nattes, has awaiting passer-by at the top of the main street. This café is settled in the former entrance of the mosque.

The café des Nattes

It is a reward for those who were able to climb the slope. There are but a few irregular steps left to reach the terrace. Once at the top, turn around to enjoy the view on the main street with in the background a sight on Carthage.

For those patient enough, it is necessary to wait for day fall's freshness, when tourists leave, to share a moment of eternity with the village's inhabitants by tasting  a mint tea with pine nuts, seated on a mat on the café's stairs.

It is in the café des Nattes that gathered artists and painters who had come to look for inspiration:  Chateaubriand, Lamartine, Flaubert, Colette, Gide, Klee, Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre, Montherland, Bernanos followed one another here.

Inside, the decoration is typically that of a Moorish café.

The café des Délices

At the end of the village, the kahoua Sidi Chabaane, the café des Délices, overlooks Sidi Bou Saïd's port and gulf of Tunis.

 This café which has existed since the 60s, became famous thanks to Patrick Bruel's song (a french singer).

The Zaouïa and the mosque

Palace Dar el-Annabi

Ennejma Ez Zarah palace

Typical visit