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“super cafe in the spice souk”
Review of Cafe Des Epices

Cafe Des Epices
Ranked #66 of 894 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Fast Food, Soups
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch
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
Reviewed December 3, 2012

This little cafe is a great place to sit and have a nus-nus and watch the world go by. You can see the ladies at work making colourful hats or pounding spices. Coffee is inexpensive and you can also get sandwiches, soup and msammen (Moroccan pancakes). Clean toilets too!

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We got lost in the surrounding souks and stumbled onto the Place des epices and this cafe, great for lunch if you want a sandwich and mint tea / coffee. Gets busy / crowded and only has one toilet so a queue develops quickly! Offers free wifi too.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We had a really nice sandwhich and crepes here, along with a nice juice drink.

The staff are great, the atmosphere is lovely, and if you get a window seat or get up on the terrace you have a perfect view of one of the squares in the souks.

We went on our last day - otherwise I could have just stayed there all afternoon. Bliss.

Thank newport.david
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Good little cafe, great escape from the crazy souks. Wonderful view from the top but the top terrace is quite small and they only let you up there if you're having food. Food is good though, the lamb sandwich is gorgeous, packed with flavour. Good value for money.

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Thank NIghtfish2214
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stumbled somewhat gratefully upon this place. Lovely big sandwiches at very good prices €3 approx, good choice of fillings too. Also available salads etc. Three levels to sit with a nice roof terrace to enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank smallasapeanut
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