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On location

Established in 1943 and perched on a steep hillside in Tangier’s medina, Café Baba was perfectly positioned to bear witness to the heady parties of the Moroccan 1940s and 1950s. Overlooking the villa terrace where American socialite Barbara Hutton hosted her wild soirees, Café Baba’s famous patrons include the Rolling Stones, and a picture of Keith Richards (Afghan coat slung over his shoulders and Kif pipe in hand) takes pride of place in the charmingly dilapidated building. Still serving strong coffee and herbal teas today, Café Baba remains a centre of Tangier’s artistic community.


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