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Cafe Des Epices

75, Rahba Lakdima, Medina | Place des épices, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
75, Rahba Lakdima, Medina | Place des épices, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After the mild claustrophobia of the souks and the stress of being chased by men intent on selling our child wooden snakes(!), it was a relief to emerge into a clear open square where this cafe is. We only stopped for coffees and a brownie...More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a lovely place. Hard to find but Tuk tuk or Taxi no problem. Decent scoff and friendly staff.....normal for Marrakech. Go spicy, don’t be a woose!!

Thank Dale H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most people seem to stop there to use the toilets which as a result are not very clean but we stopped as our Road had recommended it and we needed to sit down after being sucked into yet another Moroccan style scam. The tannery was...More

Thank nyuchi2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful roof top cocktail at this place and then followed up shortly thereafter with lunch. It is great! Wonderful attentive service and good fresh produce. A lovely atmosphere to boot. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank janeW5988II
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hard to find. No sign in the street. Good food, friendly staff. Both Moroccan and international dishes.

Thank ald642018
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited at lunchtime without a reservation and got a table straight away on the roof top. It was very warm so the hats put out we we welcomed. Unlike other roof top restaurants we visited there was not much cover on the terrace which...More

Thank EmLiesel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place came well recommended by a friend. It took me for ever to find among the labyrinth that is the Medina, but thank G-d for a sign they had posted with an arrow leading the way. There is no beer wine or liquor here...More

Thank Papa G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was wandering around and was looking for a clean place to eat and stumbled upon cafe des epices. Sadly the restaurant was too busy to sit on the roof. The food was excellent and it was a good place to stop for lunch.

Thank jnodv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is well known for it’s nice view from the terrace. The view is amazing, the juices and smoothies as well. Food was ok and seemed to be healthy but the waiter forgot about my food which is why Amy boyfriend and I couldn’t...More

Thank Regina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For value-for-money, le Café des Épices has been the best restaurant where we ate during our stay in Marrakech. The place is informal but the service is pretty good, despite the crowd. And prices are cheap. Most of the tables offer a nice view over...More

Thank FabioDiglio
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Jeremy C
March 7, 2017|
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Response from Maeve M | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $6
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75, Rahba Lakdima, Medina | Place des épices, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5243-91770
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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 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 11pm
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