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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is simply the coolest must see place in the central medina. Grab a freshly squeezed juice, a fresh salad, mini-burgers or go for something Moroccan - you will not be disappointed! Relax from the madness of the souk in this very cool cafe/restaurant. Not only that but you can see lots of street art murals from the rooftop -something... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was attentive, but that is the end of the positive feedback. Menu was limited, seating uncomfortable, food was bland (I guess a tagine isn't a sure bet in Marrakech) and the view only good if you stood up and looked over the edge. Kept seeing Nomad across the square and it looked like everyone was having a better time... More 

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Thank Stewartclan5
london
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came to this cafe years ago and fell upon it once more and its just the same, lounge and relax to a great soundtrack, have a mint tea or a cold juice, and recover from the heat and the haggle of the souks. Great for a small (or large lunch), friendly staff, though service can be slow - but then... More 

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Thank emilyb06
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this lovely cafe after wandering around the souks this morning. Sat on roof terrace and enjoyed mint tea, coffee and cakes. Very reasonable prices and friendly service.

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Thank stackersasp
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely little cafe/bar in the spice market, well worth seeking out for the lovely food and view from the roof terrace.

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice staff, great Thè à la Menthe. Clean restaurant/shop. In the middle of the market area. Set prices / no haggling required. Also free WiFi.

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Thank Mike B
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe was recommended in the lonely planet book, so when we stumbled across it after a morning in the souks we decided to give it a go for lunch. The food was good, staff friendly, working wifi and fans with cooling mist - which were highly appreciated in the 40 degree heat! Good spot for a refresh and pit... More 

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CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice lunch on the rooftop terrace- everything was very good and the service great. The location is in the center of the medina and provided a great break, with cooling misters.

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Thank WKCA
Morelia, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to take great tea or coffee or both and sit down a little to enjoy the market full of scented wonders.

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Thank Raquel R
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This traditional Cafe des Epices is a good choice to rest in the middle of souks in medina. I was in the roof terrace and had a nice tajine and fresh orange juice.

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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
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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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