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75, Rahba Lakdima | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bristol
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Repeating a lot of what's said elsewhere but great location. Get a seat on the terrace if there's a free table, borrow a straw hat cos of the sun, enjoy the fresh orange juice and eat good food before heading off for more Souk haggling. 1st visit had the lamb and prune tagine - very good. 2nd visit the house... More 

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Brighton
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice views on terrace, cheap food (could be cheaper elsewhere!) but good value for money. Attentive and friendly staff, popular with tourists. Great location next to the main souk.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this cafe and had a lovely avocado salad.We also ordered soup it was tasty however would of been better if it was hot as it came pretty cold. This did not put us off coming back the next day as there was friendly staff and good tea.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here a couple of times and right in the centre of a little square in the middle of the souks. Food is tasty and not expensive. The menu isn't vast but it certainly refuelled us after a long morning of walking round the souks! Great to sit and eat and drink whilst watching the hustle and bustle in... More 

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Thank rachel k
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice terrasse, friendly staff, awesome food and drinks Came here 3 times during our stay in Marrakech

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Thank Kira S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a quick and light lunch on the roof terrace of this restaurant. It has great views, helpful staff and a goid ambiance. Well worth a stop

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe des Epices is rightly a Marrakech legend. It is a fabulous location to people watch and see the comings and goings of the market. The service is very quick and the prices very reasonable. Their mint tea is definitely up there with the best in the city too!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just stopped off here for a cold drink (fresh juice) and to rest. The man serving us was so so friendly and the best service from a waiter in Marrakesh. He helped us with a free map and generally just wanted a friendly chat. I am a bit gutted we didn't try the food but looked perfect for a casual... More 

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Thank DoolallyDoodles
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little place to stop off after a look around the maze of Souqs. We sat on the terrace and basked in the sun. Lovely.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best food we've eaten in Marrakesh. Average prices yet top quality food. It's a great place to hang out, read a book, catch up with other travellers or simply look out on the market and watch the world go by. Great ambience, split over 3 levels with a terrace at the top. It's very trendy and will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $6
Cuisine
Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75, Rahba Lakdima | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5243-91770
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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