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“Great Food in great place” 5 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 #42 of 585 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Continental, Café, Bistro, Sandwiches
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Marrakech, Morocco
1 review
“Great Food in great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Even though small and not easy to find if you don't know where to go, the time I had there is incredibly enjoyable and fun. The food is amazing, the staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is wonderful. Quiz night every Monday for people to start the week with, get to meet more people and learn. Well done :)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great find, excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We found this on TripAdvisor and walked there and back from the Hivernage area. Nice walk and felt safe. Rough and ready place, a bit quirky, with excellent food and drink - we had the daily special tapas. Decent cold local beer. Generous margaritas. Bit smoky but that didn't spoil it for us. World Cup football was on live with English commentary. Seemed popular with expats. Would go again.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Quirky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had read about this place and so decided to visit.

Once the taxi had dropped us off nearby it was down a few side streets but eventually we found it. We went on the one night they had their weekly quiz on so we were unable to sit in the main area upstairs. We were able to sit in the far end of the upstairs past the bar which was where the 'library/second hand book shop' part was which was fine by us! Very quirky theme and we felt like this was where the cool academic people of Morocco would hang out. There is free wifi and this place serves alcohol if you are that way inclined.

Only down side is (as another reviewer stated) if you are a non smoker (as my husband and I are) it can get a bit much if everyone is smoking. We found this generally to be the case in Morocco so were beginning to adjust to it anyway.

All in all a cool place for drinks. If you are only in Marrakech for a few days though it may not necessarily be somewhere to seek out!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful oasis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

If you can imagine a cross between a Cuban tapas bar, a second hand bookshop and an upmarket Costa Coffee then you are half way there to getting the feel of this place. When we went it was pretty quiet but they were also advertising live music on the weekends. A good range of second hand English books too if, like me, you'd finished your original holiday read - although they are expensive at around 50 MAD (£5 appx) for a used paperback.

Unusually for a Moroccan cafe they have a good range of beers, spirits and cocktails as well as the usual coffee and orange juice etc. Food was a good mix of local and European dishes and staff were very welcoming. Would have spent the week there if it wasn't so far from our Riad!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Easter Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A quiet oasis hidden off a side street in Nouvelle Ville. The cafe had a good selection of well priced, delicious food and drink and the all important WiFi.

Visited April 2014
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