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“Great place to watch the world from” 3 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 #88 of 590 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Fast Food, Sandwiches, Soups
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
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 place to watch the world from”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The cafe is a great place to watch the world from and has a lovely roof terrace, the coffee isn't great but the atmosphere is!

Visited February 2013
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“Nice little rest spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

In Marrakech in summer you need a few stops in the heat when exploring the souks! I stopped here for a drink with friends on the way back from the souks. A little warning, the lemon juice really is squeezed lemons and extremely sour but very refreshing (after some sugar had been added!). You can sit and watch the world go by, a nice little spot!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Foz do Iguacu, PR
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“I love the terrace on the top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

in the center of Marrakesh souk. When entering from the souk, go straight and then look for the "place des epices". Little cafe on this place. Food is normal, Tea is Ok. WHAT you have to do there is to have your the on the roof.

Visited January 2013
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“Great quick eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Simple but tasty sandwiches for 30-40dh. Service is quick and efficient. Great for lunch when taking a stroll in he souk.

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“Cool cool cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Go there for a pause or for lunch. Sit on the terrace under the Sun with their hats. The place is cool and simple at the same time. The food is very good and cheap and people is so nice. Try the sandwich au poulet! The square in which it is placed is amazing.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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