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Cafe Des Epices

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good place nice people and nice service. There is the free wi-fi and the position is perfect to have a rest during an HOT day of shopping in the MARKET of the MEDINA. FOOD is really GOOD and has also GOOD price. Hope to there again!

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Thank Monica M
Portishead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Popped in here for lunch. Great location in a bustling market square. Lovely rooftop spots, and some good tables at street level too. Between us we had the cheese omelette and roasted veg sandwich, both very tasty. Only downside is it's quite a small menu, but I imagine it's all tasty. The nos nos coffee was great too.

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Thank MadDinosaur311
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is great to sit and have a drink and watch the crazy canvas that is the souk! We didn't eat here but the food looked good and people seemed to be enjoying it.

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Thank lovestravel65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly laid back cafe in a small square - no waiters trying to pull you in or offering massage or telling you where the tannery is - why does everyone think you want to see the tannery? Great place to sit outside, chill, use their great internet (better than our hotel) watch the world go by and have a wonderfully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I looked for this place specifically cause I heard some good reviews and now I can tell that this place deserves them. I had a breakfast which included an omelette, bread with honey , oil and peanut butter , fruit salad , and two drinks - cold and hot. It was one of the tastiest breakfast I had in Morocco... More 

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Thank Olya T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make your way here for a welcome respite from the busy souks. Refreshing tea while watching the world go by..

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Thank joolzief40
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little cafe in a fantastic location to people watch, the staff are always pleasant and happy to help, it's clean and has air con, they also do food. When we come to Marrakech we spend most of our time here, thanks Hayley & jo xx

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Thank Hayley F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Café Des Espices is a great place to refuel after a tough morning at the souks. It is always busy and bustling and offers a good selection of beverages and snacks at really good prices. Its a great place to sit back and watch the world go by over a mint tea!

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Thank Lucy N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only visited here for cold drinks whilst out shopping, so cannot comment on the food. Staff are pleasant, service could be a bit quicker.....but the drinks were REALLY cold, which is what we wanted! There is an inside and exterior seating area - outside is shaded by umbrellas or could adorn one of their cafe straw hats to keep... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered two tagines and a salad. The salad was the best part of the meal. The tagines were served on normal plates, not the traditional pot and they just tasted ok. It's a nice spot in the middle of the square, but I wouldn't recommend coming here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $6
Cuisine
Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic
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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