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“great for lunch and for people watching” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Des Epices

Cafe Des Epices
75, Rahba Lakdima (Spice Square) | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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Ranked #91 of 588 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Fast Food, Sandwiches, Tea Room, Soups
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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“great for lunch and for people watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

went here after a busy day in the souks, clean place with a nice selection of sandwiches to chose from, there are plenty of outside seats and a terrace on the top floor.
This is a great place just to sit and watch the souks in front of you and to enjoy a well desereved rest and a spot of lunch at a reasonable price. If you want a quick descent lunch they you could do a lot worse

  • 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice terrasse for tea or coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Great situation on a busy funky place in the souks (markets), nice staff, low prices
Terrasse with stools and wooden tables and shade
enjoy a break and people watching !

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very nice café in the heart of Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

If you want to enjoy a tipical sandwich and a fresh drink looking at a stunning view of the city, come here :)
The staff is nice and this is worth the visit!

  • Visited December 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice roof terrace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Sunny afternoon, spend it on the roof terrace of this place and you will have a great view over the city and the atlas mountains. Friendly staff, good coffee, just enjoy

Visited November 2012
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“Wonderful atmosphere and lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Once you get through the maze of stalls in the souk, you may be so lucky as we were to find ourselves right near the Café des Epîces. We came back each day for a relaxing, delicious meal.

Visited February 2012
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