Even if it is not a very nice day, you can sit inside in a
traditional North African setting, with cedar wood from Algeria, green tiles from Morocco
and earthenware from Tunisia, plus there are also lots of cushions that you can sit on to
while away the time.
However, rather than just having a snack or a pastry, if you go through the place further
to the restaurant inside, which is known as the Aux Portes de l'Orient, you will get to see
tabletops that are like large copper plates and a beautiful painted ceiling, and this is
where you can be served full meals.
Yet the Café Maure de la Mosquée is known as a place to relax and soak up the
atmosphere, especially if you have had a tour of the oldest mosque in Paris or have been to Le Hammam, which are the Turkish baths
located inside La Grande Mosquee de Paris.
This Paris tea room is like a hidden
treasure and yet has become more popular over the years, with its exquisite and exotic
setting close to the Jardin des Plantes and the Institut du Monde Arabe, however, if you
want tranquillity, then try to avoid a lunchtime or the weekend afternoons.
Café and Restaurant Guide Key Points
The Café Maure de la Mosquée is open from 10am through to 11pm, although at certain
times of the day and evening the place turns into more of a restaurant, serving full
meals, rather than snacks.
The prices are very reasonable with a pastry costing only around 2 and the
traditional mint tea is also only around 2, which is rather exceptional for a cafe
Address & Contact Details
The Café Maure de la Mosquée
39 Rue Geoffroy St-Hilaire
Telephone: 1 43 31 18 14
Fax: 1 43 31 53 30