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“Wonderful views” 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 #90 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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Carcassonne, France
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Wonderful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

From the rooftop terrace, there are the most magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains as well as more locally over the various stalls in the locality - a place to stop for a morning coffee.

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“One of the best in Marrakech for a quick meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Good price-quality, Café des Epices is always a good option for a quick meal when you visit the Medina. Well above the cafés you'll find in Djemaa El Fna.

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Sydney
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“Cafe des Epices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Good food, great location, views spectacular of the mountains in the distance. We worth a visit. The Berber markets are right outside and also worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“overpriced average food with poor service don't bother”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Nice location right in the medina however its rather touristy with overpriced average food and poor service wanted to like it but sadly disappointed.

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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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“Nice vibe and tasty sandwiches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Very appealing cafe with a unbeatable rooftop terrasse. The chicken sandwishes at 30 dirham are exceptionally good (although not so big). Always busy at lunch time.

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