Mythical café with over one hundred years of history and a spectacular sea-facing terrace.
Want to experience the colonial influence?
There is no better place in Algiers to soak up the influence and glamour of a colonial café with so many years of history. Built in 1890, it is a symbol of the period of French rule that is still in use today and nearly fully intact, preserving its authentic character. Famous people have passed through its doors and, above all, numerous artists, as it is so close to the National Theatre of Algiers. In its heyday, it was a thriving meeting place for bohemians, intellectuals and the country's cultural elite. The best thing about Café Tantonville is still its charming terrace, an ideal spot for an aperitif (no alcohol is served here) while you relax and see life in the capital unfold around you, watching the locals go about their daily business. It is right opposite the sea and has a large menu of French specialities. You'll like it so much you're bound to come back!