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75, Rahba Lakdima (Spice Square) | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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Ranked #82 of 586 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $6
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Fast Food, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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

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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Unexpectedly found by walking in little streets in the Medina, set in the second floor, Very good music lounge style, calm ambience, good services. I have chosen a Avocado Juice, soooo Delicious among the great choice of fresh and desirable menu. The terrasse is really pleasant wirh high herbs and pathway. Haven't eaten there yet Im just waiting for the... More 

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Begur, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This cafe is fairly small, but do try to getting a seat on the roof top, great views over the souks and to the Atlas Mountains. Fresh food great pit stop for lunch, and a refreshing mint tea, but best of all people watching !!

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Friendly staff, tasty food and drinks, great roof top terrace with fabulous view of the mountains. Wonderful vibe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had very good food and the café au lait was the best I have had this week in Marrakesh. We sat on the rooftop with a good view over the souks and watched it all happen down there and looked to the atlas mountains.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Right in the souk, so great place to stop while shopping (its in a little open square) and people watch. The staff were buzzing about, friendly and helpful. The vegetarian sandwich was really fresh and delicious and my husband enjoyed his burger.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great place to stop and eat lunch or dinner when wandering around the souks. Good views and good staff.

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Copenahgen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

had excellent lunch sandwiches there several times, with afternoon tea. Highly recommended to go inside and find a comfy seat in the couches on the first floor

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Sat on the first floor overlooking the square. Relaxed feel. Staff were friendly and attentive. Ordered 2 soft drinks and 2 cheeseburgers which came as 4 mini cheeseburgers each. They were ok but my husband couldn't eat. Another good place to people watch. Bit of a rustic feel to the cafe

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This cafe had a fab youthful feel and the food was tasty and cheap. The service was swift and polite. The view from the roof terrace overlooking the square may have been limited to a few seats, but ensured my lunch in the sun was accompanied but an ever changing scene. For a quick bite whilst haggling in the souk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If u are looking for a place for lunch , this cafe can be a good choice ! You can eat on the roof admiring from above a slice of everyday life of the sellers of the place. I could spend the day there taking suntan and watching the square

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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, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches

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