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Local cuisine, Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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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
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $6
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, Soups
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews sandwiches vegetarian sandwich kefta juice harira soup chicken bread mint tea spice square nice view roof terrace nice cafe light lunch the ground floor the hustle and bustle tasty food souks
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Their cooking is delicious, especially the lentil salad. We've been there several times and had no problems except for one time when we had to leave because they didn't come to us after 20 minutes. Apart from that, I can only recommend it. The chairs...could be improved a bit because they could be more comfortable :DMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect place for a tasty coffee. The service was great and there's lovely rooftop space with a view of the market. All at a really good price.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

Very disappointed at the service. We were the only people there and nobody came to serve us. When after 15 minutes I waved at the three employees sitting chatting they waved back but someone came over 2 minutes later. I spoke politely in Arabic to...the waiter and he pretended not to understand me and insisted we speak English. I felt belittled. The food arrived including two hummus dips but no bread. So, I asked for some and was made to feel I was being difficult. Bread is an absolute staple. The food was very nice. I would rate it a solid 4. The service made me uncomfortable and slightly ruined my evening. I wish we had not gone and although I used to go here quite often - I won’t again. I hope this is just a blip.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 25, 2021

Good location on spices square. Menu contains several kinds of tagine, starters and desserts. Tagine was good, harira soup also. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. There is “security guy” which is good for not having talks with everyone from the street, while eating (...the are lots of poor people asking foe money)More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 5, 2020 via mobile

I had the lentil salad and Harira soup, and my friend had the chicken sandwich. The service was great and very accommodating! The food was good but nothing blew us away. My favorite that I tried was probably the lentil salad. It is worth a...visit!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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laftimigroup, Agence/Consultant at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2020

We are happy to hear that you had a good time with us and we thank you for sharing it with us. We hope we can receive you again soon. It’s always a pleasure.


Reviewed March 22, 2020

This place was raves of great food, view, and experience and I am pleased to say that I would agree with all three! While the seating is quite close and quaint, my boyfriend and I did enjoy the food and the ambience! I would encourage...anyone traveling to Marrakech to give this place a try! Plus, they have free WiFi which is helpful during travel in the Médina.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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laftimigroup, Agence/Consultant at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2020

We are happy to hear that you had a good time with us and we thank you for sharing it with us. We hope we can receive you again soon. It’s always a pleasure.

Reviewed March 16, 2020

Really nice, fresh salads and tangines. Roof terrrace with a great view over the spice square and medina. Has umbrealllas for shade too.

Date of visit: March 2020
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laftimigroup, Agence/Consultant at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2020

Thank you for sharing your pleasant review with us We are glad that you had such a good time during your visit. You are welcome back anytime.

Reviewed March 14, 2020

Orange juice was ok, no bits. Spiced coffee is recommended with sugar and milk. Nice roof terrace but uncomfortable seats

Date of visit: March 2020
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laftimigroup, Agence/Consultant at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2020

Thank you for sharing your pleasant review with us We are glad that you had such a good time during your visit. You are welcome back anytime.

Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Nice place to hang out for some food and a drink. Downstairs to sit and watch people pass buy or on the roofterrace fpr some food . Not too much choices but the food is good (let's say a 8). Not expensive

Date of visit: March 2020
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laftimigroup, Agence/Consultant at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2020

We are happy to hear that you had a good time with us and we thank you for sharing it with us. We hope we can receive you again soon. It’s always a pleasure.


Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

The service is a bit surly probably because they seem to have the highest demand in the Medina. It seems to be packed at all eating hours. The food was good and the prices were fair. The location is great, right on a nice square.

Date of visit: March 2020
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laftimigroup, Agence/Consultant at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2020

We are happy to hear that you had a good time with us and we thank you for sharing it with us. We hope we can receive you again soon. It’s always a pleasure.


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Response from maeve1689 | Reviewed this property |
If you wanted wine there's a bar/restaurant near here Called Le Salama,great beer and cocktails didn't have the wine but they had plenty of option.Also if you want a drink within walking distance is hotel tazi nice wine and... More
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Cafe Des Epices is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5