The Travelling Foodie

Founded by the Arabs around 670, Kairouan became a dominant trading hub and centre of Islamic scholarship in the 9th century, when Aghlabid emirs ruled Kairouan and built many of its monuments. 

The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is regarded by many Muslims as the fourth holiest site in Islam.

The Great Mosque of Kairouan

We walked within the walls of the Medina (old town)  exploring its beautiful small allies and many mosques.

On top of its monuments, Kairouan is also known for its fantastic food. If you’re ever visiting, make sure to taste the following:

Kafteji

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Kafteji is something of a Tunisian poor man’s food: various vegetables are fried separately and then with an oozy fried egg, chopped up together with a large knife. It’s made with potatoes, pepper and tomatoes. One eats it with bread or as a sandwich.

It’s now one of the country’s most popular and delicious street foods. It originated in Kairouan.

All food stalls on the side of the roads offer kafteji sandwiches. We tried one shop that was highly praised.

 

 


كفتاجي خيري -Kafteji Khayri is a must-visit in Kairouan. It offers the best kaftejis cooked in a traditional oven. Price wise, a plate of Kafteji costs less than one pound Sterling!

They are very generous with quantities. The price includes a side of fries and traditional bread.

Kafteji Khayri is not touristy in any way, and it’s where the locals eat. We highly recommend it if you’re looking for a cheap, delicious plate of food surrounded by the locals.

Makroudh

Makroudh is a North-African sweet pastry filled with dates and nuts or almond paste, that has a diamond shape – the name derives from this characteristic shape. The dough is made with a combination of semolina and flour, which gives the pastry a very specific texture and flavour. It is said that it originates from Kairouan, thus, in every corner of the Madina, you’ll see a Makroudh shop. Every seller will brag how their Makroudh is the best Makroudh in Kairouan. But We think they are all equally good.


The people of Kairouan are proud of their Makroudh. They will make sure that you buy enough of it to take home to taste with family and friends. It’s true, Makroudh is yummy with a cuppa.

Kairouan is one of Tunisia’s best-kept secrets. It kept its authenticity and style. It’s bursting with history, culture and delicious food.

You should definitely consider visiting Kairouan next time you are in Tunisia.

There are countless reasons to visit Ubud. It’s Bali’s cultural heart and is home to amazing art studios, antique, crafts, jewellery and paintings.

Ubud has been attracting more and more visitors. it has build up a reputation for itself not only with its beautiful unique shops but also with its impressive and healthy selection of cafes.

Here’s our guide to awesome cafes in Ubud.

Casa Luna

Situated the opposite side of the road from Ubud Palace and Saraswati temple, Casa Luna is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a bite after exploring the temples.

Casa Luna has been serving Balinese and modern cuisines for more than 25 years now. It’s a must-visit for food lovers.

It takes real skill to put so much flavour in a simple sandwich. We had a sandwich packed of flavour at Casa Luna and that’s why it has made it to our ultimate food guide.

Caramel Patisserie & Cafe

Caramel cafe satisfied our desserts and cakes cravings. They have a selection of mouthwatering cakes and macaroons.

Tucked on the corner of the main street, Caramel is the perfect spot to chill. They have a lovely terrace overlooking Ubud.

Tukies Cafe

Tukies cafe also known as the coconut shop is all about coconut, in case that’s not obvious. This small cafe offers so many treats.
You can grab a whole fresh coconut or one of their juices.

Our recommendation? The coconut ice-cream. Yum!

Atman Nourish Kafe

Atman Kafe is overlooking a rice paddy. If you are looking for a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere, that’s the place to be.

They offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Clear Cafe

Clear cafe specialised in clear healthy food, thus the name.They offer a range of organic, raw and/or vegan dishes. They combine healthy with delicious.

We highly recommend any of their salad bowls.

Anomali cafe

Anomali Coffee is the place to be if you are looking for a good cuppa. They also offer Barista classes and manual brewing workshops.

Seniman Coffee Studio

Seniman coffee is our favourite coffee in Ubud. They use the best coffee beans in Indonesia and they roast them in-house.

Seniman has expanded lately due to their popularity and good quality. They now offer a variety of workshops on how to learn to master a brew from home brewing to Latte art.

There’s also the Seniman shop where you can buy coffee, soap made out of the coffee wastes and other items.

We highly recommend a visit to Seniman Studio whenever you are in Ubud.

Refresh Cafe

 Refresh cafe is localted near Blanco museum, they have a lovely garden and an amazing selection of food.

Worth a mention

Alchemy, Bali Buda and Earth Cafe, we’ve heard good things about these cafes but we didn’t get to visit them.

Hopefully, we visit them next time we are in Ubud.