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“Good sandwich stop” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Des Epices

Cafe Des Epices
Ranked #63 of 790 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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
Annemasse
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“Good sandwich stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

They make as decent an espresso as you're likely to get. The sandwiches are a welcome alternative to couscous consumption.

Visited April 2013
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Carcassonne, France
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“Wonderful views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

From the rooftop terrace, there are the most magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains as well as more locally over the various stalls in the locality - a place to stop for a morning coffee.

Visited March 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“One of the best in Marrakech for a quick meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Good price-quality, Café des Epices is always a good option for a quick meal when you visit the Medina. Well above the cafés you'll find in Djemaa El Fna.

Visited March 2013
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Sydney
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“Cafe des Epices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Good food, great location, views spectacular of the mountains in the distance. We worth a visit. The Berber markets are right outside and also worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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“overpriced average food with poor service don't bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Nice location right in the medina however its rather touristy with overpriced average food and poor service wanted to like it but sadly disappointed.

Visited March 2013
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