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“A nice place to rest a while” 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 #88 of 592 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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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“A nice place to rest a while”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

A nice little cafe with 3 floors and a small roof terrace, on a square just close to the crazy Souks. Smaller than its sister "Terrace de spices", but nice drinks. Good to watch out over the Souks and Bazaars, selling mainly hats and tortoises...! Stairs are very steep, so beware going up to roof terrace.

Visited February 2013
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“Sit down and watch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Nice place to sit down during the day and chill. Go to the top floor and watch the rushing marketplace below you or the High Atlas on the horizon. The young staff is very kind. The menth tea costs the usual 10dh but tastes a bit strange compared to others.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“lovely place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

we only happened upon this cafe as we were needing to show our friend how to use pinterest so we needed wifi ( pronounced wiffy in morocco), but since we were there we sampled som elovely fresh juices and pastries and it was delighful and very good value. Really relaxed atmos and it is in a lovely square just outside the main souk 'high street', easy to find and a pleasure to be in...

Visited January 2013
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“Go right to the top!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Sweet place, nice juices, coffee, good service. Even have hats if you need one. lovely view! Fun and we met nice people there too.

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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!

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