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“cool and scenic views lol!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Des Epices

Cafe Des Epices
Ranked #61 of 769 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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
Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“cool and scenic views lol!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I must have gone to the wrong cafe, it is what it is just another cafe serving mint tea which any cafe in Morocco should be able to do.Tuna/chicken/Kofte sarnies had better in cooler cafes on the Portobello Road. If you like your views of satellite dishes then great what makes any terrace good is the sun beating down on you which Marrakech does have. Says more about the other 348 restaurants in this section if this comes in @ 32.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

It's worth to go for the view. Mint tea excellent like everywhere in Marrakech but food so so. Atmosphere is nice. Mixture of travelers and locals which makes it interesting.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Cafe with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Situated on the north side of the Spice Market this is an excellent place to have a lunchtime snack and watch the world go by. We had cheese sandwiches which were adequate and mint tea which was excellent

Visited December 2012
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Amsterdam, Nederland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Cool sandwich bar in the souks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Cool bar with nice sunny terrace. After getting lost in the small streets of the souks, this place feels like a lovely oasis. We had a delicious kefta sandwich.

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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“A "safe" haven in the heart of the Medina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

In the middle of the Marrakech Medina you find a nice cafe run by young people very efficiently. Sandwich Kefta is highly recommended.

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