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Cafe Des Epices

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Fast Food, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rahba Lakdima (spicy market) in Marrakech is a nice Little quite place. Cafe des espices is always our base when shopping in marrakech as they have great service, nice European toilet and food and drinks are quite good (not special) and prices fair. ex. 15 DH for coffe, 40 DH for sandwich, 15 DH... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Lars J
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Kolding, Denmark
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Kolding, Denmark
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Rahba Lakdima (spicy market) in Marrakech is a nice Little quite place. Cafe des espices is always our base when shopping in marrakech as they have great service, nice European toilet and food and drinks are quite good (not special) and prices fair. ex. 15 DH for coffe, 40 DH for sandwich, 15 DH for fresh orange juice etc. so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The trace is a lovely location for a light lunch and drink. The staff are very helpful and the service was very good when the restaurant appeared very busy. The recommendation was the vegetarian sandwich which 2 of our group tried and said was delightful. The left a sandwich was also wonderful. Sat up above the souk was good fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We didn't actually eat here but we had tea's and juices a couple of times as it was a couple of minutes walk from the Riad. The staff were friendly and happy to help. Whether sit downstairs right on the Place des Epices and right next to hustle and bustle or on the roof terrace for more of external view... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

In the middle of the souk with a very simple and cheap menu. The kefta sandwich was a favourite together with a nice soup. Day time its nice to just sit downstairs and have a tea as you take in the nice atmosphere of the market.

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San Francisco, California
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great cafe in the middle of the souk with a tranquil/inviting atmosphere and good service. Free wifi and a wide variety of drinks / light food options. Definitely worth a stop during your visit to Marrakech! We loved the spicy cafe au lait. Everything is fairly priced as well (local prices, not tourist prices), which was a plus.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Basic friendly place. Staff polite and helpful, food good and fairly priced. great place to chill and watch the world go by,

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UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Here you can buy cheap food whilst people watching. Enjoy watching the shoppers and vendors haggle in onr of the nicest squares in Marrakech. the food is cheap and great value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

cheap, delicious food and juices. highly recommend it for a break in between getting lost in the souks. (so much so that we went twice in 4 days!)

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We found this wee place when wandering about the souks. We read the reviews on Trip Advisor and thought it was worth a try . We weren't disappointed. The sandwiches and crepes we good, tasted lovely and were freshly made. Good stop of lunch and the added bonus was sitting outside in the Marrakesch sunshine in Feb. Staff were friendly... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The cafe is on a charming square with the bustle of Marrakech under you. You can pick the bottom terrace and view it from the ground, or pick the rooftop and see it from above. The food is OK, the atmosphere is great.

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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, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches

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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