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Cafe Des Epices

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75, Rahba Lakdima (Spice Square) | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night
Description: In the heart of the Medina and Souks of Marrakech lies the Rahba Kedima...
In the heart of the Medina and Souks of Marrakech lies the Rahba Kedima spice square, where old women gather to pound henna for traditional tattoos and sell hand knitted hats, while seasoned vendors run the surrounding spice stores. Within this setting is the now famed Cafe des Epices, the perfect meeting place and rest stop from the heat and commotion of the souks. The inexpensive menu is focused on the simple and fresh, offering teas and coffee, freshly made juices, sandwiches, salads and crepes. The design is correspondingly simple: deliberately paired down and basic in order to offer a peaceful resting place after the visual overload of the Souks. Built over 3 floors, the top terrace offers great views over the square and surrounding Medina, the non-smoking 2nd floor salon is a great place to lounge and the ground floor and outdoor tables are fantastic places from which to watch the colourful comings and goings of the spice square market. Open daily from 9am to 10pm
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great spot for a sandwich and a drink

Friendly service in a good location. Ideal for lunch. Tasty food. Good choice of salads, sandwiches and local snacks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was my 5th visit and you need to up your game, customer care was zero, its a great spot to people watch but the staff look bored and sit about swatting flies,very little attempts to tempt us with more food or drink. It needs a facelift, looking tatty, a good place for a coke and a rest, but nothing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Friendly service in a good location. Ideal for lunch. Tasty food. Good choice of salads, sandwiches and local snacks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ok we have all heard of this and we all go to sit and watch the tooing and froing at this intersection of the Souks but let's be honest about it this is only ok and the staff are hardly interested in the customers. Serve them a drink and get back to chatting with friends. Location is great, views interesting... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

had many a snack and drink in this market cafe watching the world go by in this busy spice market, very reasonably priced which ment you can afford to have a few drinks without breaking the bank, saw many people come back here again and again during our stay in the city , a real must see .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch bt only stayed for a drink. Didn't strike me as being very clean. Better offerings in the vecinity!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Good food, great sandwiches and that melon cucumber soup was delicious too. Good service. Terrace with hats and water spray.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is only a place to slake your thirst,catch your breathe,gird your loins for more adventures in the souks. Pass on the food it isn't nice and a bit questionable if fresh and clean..

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Friendly with a roof top terrace...wonderful place to meet locals and new visitors as well...great view of the spice market below.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We really enjoyed sitting upstairs in this little cafe and watching the busy square from above. It was a necessary reprieve from the very full on atmosphere of the souks! We had mint tea and little pastries which were nice, although the pastries were comparatively expensive compared to other things on the menu.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visited Le Café des Épices while staying in Marrakech this week - Great lovely place / want a view overlooking the souk? check the roof terrace! Nice and tasty sandwiches and fresh coffee ;)

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Additional Information about Cafe Des Epices

Address: 75, Rahba Lakdima (Spice Square) | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 5243-91770
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 6
Cuisine: Fast Food, Sandwiches, Tea Room, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75, Rahba Lakdima (Spice Square) | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5243-91770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 6
  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Sandwiches, Tea Room, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

In the heart of the Medina and Souks of Marrakech lies the Rahba Kedima spice square, where old women gather to pound henna for traditional tattoos and sell hand knitted hats, while seasoned vendors run the surrounding spice stores. Within this setting is the now famed Cafe des Epices, the perfect meeting place and rest stop from the heat and commotion of the souks. The inexpensive menu is focused on the simple and fresh, offering teas and coffee, freshly made juices, sandwiches, salads and crepes. The design is correspondingly simple: deliberately paired down and basic in order to offer a peaceful resting place after the visual overload of the Souks. Built over 3 floors, the top terrace offers great views over the square and surrounding Medina, the non-smoking 2nd floor salon is a great place to lounge and the ground floor and outdoor tables are fantastic places from which to watch the colourful comings and goings of the spice square market. Open daily from 9am to 10pm
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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