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“Feeling at home in a foreign city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe du Livre

Cafe du Livre
44 rue Tarik ben Ziad | Off to one side of the entrance to Hotel Toulousain, Ville Nouvelle, Marrakech, Morocco
0524 446921
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Ranked #34 of 529 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Continental, Café, Bistro, Sandwiches
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Munich, Germany
1 review
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“Feeling at home in a foreign city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Cafe du livre is the perfect place to hang out at night in Marrakesh and have a beer. The staff is friendly, the room is beautiful. Go there!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Bohemian hideaway....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Terrific for a quiet coffee/mint tea/beer in the middle of the day. Free wi-fi. Lots of English books to peruse or buy. Chess/Scrabble to borrow. Cheap. Largely young crowd of hipsters and students. Recommended.

Visited April 2013
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Well worth finding.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This place is a gem hidden away behind the new Printemps store. We didn't eat there, just tea, but they do serve alcohol. Take in any old books and buy others. Most are English, a rare commodity in Marrakesh. Sit, read, relax and enjoy. Brilliant!

Visited February 2013
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London
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cafe du Livre - not just for the bookish”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have lived in Marrakech for past 5 years and in early years often used to drop into Cafe du Livre to enjoy it's peaceful library area, free wi-fi and a coffee. Sadly, it seemed to go into a decline under the new ownership about 2 years ago - it seemed neglected, the book and magazine collection uncared for, the room was just smoky, dark and noisy. However - I am pleased to say I was back there today after a long absence and with a new manager in place, the windows wide open and the room nicely ventilated it was a very pleasant place to meet other ex-pats in a convivial atmosphere. Please take care of your customers who are NON-SMOKERS!! Menu is reasonable, though not exceptional and still the decor could do with brightening up! If visiting Marrakech - do drop in for a browse through the library and try the chocolate cake.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food, Cosy place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Lovely little book & cafe place. Step off the busy street & into the quietness of this place. Very relaxing for lunch & friendly staff. The home made burger is a must with fresh home made chips! A must if you're in the area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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