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Address: 224 Derb Chtouka, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 5243-78367
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Description: Traditional storytelling dates back thousands of years an is an important...
Traditional storytelling dates back thousands of years an is an important part of the Moroccan collective memory. However this rich tradition is fading asfewer raconteurs detail rich narratives for crowds in Jema el-Fna’a square. Cafe Clock reinvigorates this tradition by bringing retired storytellers to perform alongside freshly trained apprentices of the craft. Stories in English and Arabic.
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Fun cooking class

We did a 6h cooking class and learned some of the techniques for cooking Moroccan cuisine. Overall it was a fun experience but not exactly as advertised -- we did not get to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Basel, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We did a 6h cooking class and learned some of the techniques for cooking Moroccan cuisine. Overall it was a fun experience but not exactly as advertised -- we did not get to go shopping in the markets and there were several long unstructured breaks. Less teaching and more instruction and division of tasks. Still it was a good experience... More 

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Indulged in Camel Burgers & Tapas whilst our ears were blessed with stories of Marrakech. It's a cracking spot, with great decor blending the old and new. Traditional storytelling was captivating and the place has a really genuine vibe to it.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have been to this restaurant numerous times, both in Fes and in Marrakech. There are two great things about this place (other than the food itself). Firstly, the quality of the food is very consistent and always a pleasure. Secondly, the price is excellent and you can eat two courses with two drinks and coffee for around two hundred... More 

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I visited Cafe Clock several times during our first trip to Morocco last year and once this trip (2015). It is a nice little taste of home for when you are just sick and tired of couscous! (Although I admit my favorite thing there that I tried was the Falafel and the almond milkshake.) The husband stuck... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Wsh I had found this sooner, it's just round the corner from Rue de la Kasbah and it's owned by someone English, as you can tell by the decor left inside. The menu is thoroughly Morrocan though with some of the classics on there, including the camel burger, almond milkshakes and the like. All in all a great place for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

the owner is British and straight away you can see how this affects the way the staff perform and also the kind of crowd the cafe attracts; I would describe the place as where the Moroccan traditions and excellent hospitality meets British professionalism.The staff are great, multilingual and friendly food is delicious and there is a positive vibe about the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We spent 2 weeks travelling around morocco and then spent our last two days in marrakech. We found the clock cafe on TA and decided to head there for some dinner. It was the best meal we had our whole holiday. You can tell there is someone in the know who operates this venue with the little touches of care... More 

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Bath
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A really lovely cafe tucked away in the Kasbah. Great place to visit, food good, but not cheap. The staff are absolutely lovely & make you so welcome, Mohamid was visiting from Fez to train the new staff, he is a really likeable guy. A good experience, we went many times.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The food there was definitely above average of your usual toursity quality, although it is not cheap, and can have some improvement. Staff are wonderful and friendly. The story telling was interesting, although if you speak standard Arabic, or English, you would still understand nothing from the haj, and it can go longer than what one who doesn't understand what... More 

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mtoplo, Cultural Programming at Cafe Clock, responded to this review

Dear Sam, Thank you for your feedback and for coming to Cafe Clock. We agree on the importance of our storytelling apprentices to continue to develop their skills and build upon what they are learning. Our program began only four months ago and we take your feedback seriously because we want to tell stories in a way that is interesting... More 

derbyshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you want to have an authentic Moroccan experience in Marrakesh, absorbing the local culture with great food at a reasonable price...do not go here! The idea is probably a good one, but it's trying to hard, and isn't representative of the city itself. You could quite easily be in any other city, paying above average prices for drinks. The... More 

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mtoplo, Cultural Programming at Cafe Clock, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Cafe Clock. As we are new to Marrakech, it's very important to us to build upon our program by considering the feedback from our clients. As you likely realized during your time in Marrakech, there is a wide range of diversity within the city and our cultural program attempts to incorporate storytellers, musicians, artists,... More 

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