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“Bohemian hideaway....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe du Livre

Cafe du Livre
Ranked #171 of 790 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $12
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bohemian hideaway....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Terrific for a quiet coffee/mint tea/beer in the middle of the day. Free wi-fi. Lots of English books to peruse or buy. Chess/Scrabble to borrow. Cheap. Largely young crowd of hipsters and students. Recommended.

Visited April 2013
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well worth finding.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

This place is a gem hidden away behind the new Printemps store. We didn't eat there, just tea, but they do serve alcohol. Take in any old books and buy others. Most are English, a rare commodity in Marrakesh. Sit, read, relax and enjoy. Brilliant!

Visited February 2013
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Thank Mushtie
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London
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cafe du Livre - not just for the bookish”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have lived in Marrakech for past 5 years and in early years often used to drop into Cafe du Livre to enjoy it's peaceful library area, free wi-fi and a coffee. Sadly, it seemed to go into a decline under the new ownership about 2 years ago - it seemed neglected, the book and magazine collection uncared for, the room was just smoky, dark and noisy. However - I am pleased to say I was back there today after a long absence and with a new manager in place, the windows wide open and the room nicely ventilated it was a very pleasant place to meet other ex-pats in a convivial atmosphere. Please take care of your customers who are NON-SMOKERS!! Menu is reasonable, though not exceptional and still the decor could do with brightening up! If visiting Marrakech - do drop in for a browse through the library and try the chocolate cake.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, Cosy place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Lovely little book & cafe place. Step off the busy street & into the quietness of this place. Very relaxing for lunch & friendly staff. The home made burger is a must with fresh home made chips! A must if you're in the area.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cool, friendly cafe with the best quiz ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a really cool wee cafe which is hidden away in the new town. The staff are very friendly, the food is good and well priced and there's an awesome quiz in English every Monday night which is open to everyone. It's a great hang out spot with free wifi and a mini library where you can purchase books for some holiday reading. Definitely worth a visit.

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