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“Cool cafe!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe du Livre

Cafe du Livre
44 Rue Tariq Ibn Ziad | Off to one side of the entrance to Hotel Toulousain, Ville Nouvelle, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-32149
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Ranked #69 of 588 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Cafe, Sandwiches, Bistro, Continental
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Rugby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cool cafe!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is a really relaxed place to eat. The food is great and the service friendly. There are newspapers to read and books to browse. It is certainly worth leaving the medina for cafe du livre!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Home away from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Great atmosphere, reminds me of 'home' but without the hassle! Fun place to play Quiz Night or just chill with a salad and a beer.

Visited December 2012
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Marrakech, Morocco
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fun and friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

After reading about Cafe Du Livre in my guidebook I'm so happy I checked it out. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere found not so often found in Marrakech. Monday's Quiz Night is always a good time and a great way to meet some of the local (mostly English-speaking) ex-pats. Their selection of English books is very nice and the living room feel of the lounge area is cozy and comfortable. The manager is also super helpful and informative so if you have any questions about navigating the city she's the one to ask!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, AZ
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A quiet place to sip and be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I stopped in to have some tea and check out the books. It was nice to just sit and be still and read a little. There is food but I didn't eat there. A respite from the energy of the city

Visited October 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Smoky Guelis cafe”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

On a recent visit to Marrakesh I heard good things about this cafe.On entering I was assaulted by a barrage of tobacco smoke, could not see across the room. I turned and left, short visit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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Liz D, Manager at Cafe du Livre, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dick F.
We are sorry that you did not enjoy Cafe du Livre. As I'm sure you are aware, Morocco does not have similar smoking laws to Ireland, the UK or the United States. There are no restrictions in place here to limit or prohibit smoking in restaurants, bars, cafes or clubs.

That being said, I'm sure you understand that TripAdvisor reviews are important to small businesses. Without taking a look around, speaking to the staff, or trying anything from our menu, stating you turned around and left immediately, it is very harsh to review us as Terrible.

I regret that you found Cafe du Livre unpleasant, but wish you had given us a try before posting this "review".
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