We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great breakfast” 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
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #82 of 589 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Fast Food, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We were obviously the first customers but they were very attentive. Juices and coffee great. I ordered 2 crepes but only got one which was good as i wouldnt have been anle to eat two. Great views

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Write a Review

1,068 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    360
    541
    126
    32
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Touristy but quirky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Full of tourists, but gives it a busy feel. Flustered staff, but very efficient. Food is nice. Great place for a stop off to have a break from the heat. Nice roof terrace.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Armacao de Pera, Portugal
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Try the homemade Yougurt!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a very touristic place and expensive for morrocan average... but still it's quite nice. They have great sandwich and home yougurt (very good). Everything is perfectly safe to eat. Do enjoy the view to the Place des Epices, and the skyline! It's pretty amazing!

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Relaxing people watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Liked the decor and laid back approach, good value and delicious food.
Juices were delicious. Friendly people
Nothing to dislike great place three floors all looking to the spice market...

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brighton, UK
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Lovely cafe glacé!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Right in the heart of the Spice Market, this cafe was a welcome sight for shop-wearing tourists. On the first floor we had an overview of the market activity below. Free wifi and a chilled-out atmosphere with helpful staff makes for a pleasant and relaxing breather before heading back out to the souk mayhem.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cafe Des Epices also viewed

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Cafe Des Epices? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cafe Des Epices, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.