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“Good food and location”
Review of Cafe Des Epices

Cafe Des Epices
Ranked #66 of 918 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, Lunch, Late Night
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 August 4, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere and simple food. Sandwiches are a nice find and watching hustle bustle from terrace was fabulous. Hamburgers also a bit different and would recommend.

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved this place. Good value. Nice food if peckish. Great location to people watch and soak up the local atmosphere. Wifi which is a little hit and miss. Get next to the balcony on the higher floors and while away the day reading or planning your next shopping purchase. Always my regular daily haunt in Marrakech if in souks area.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

A good spot to find to cool down in the heat of the day. Open all day with different levels to look out on to the Spice square sand where you can also see turtles and lizards for sale. The slave market was apparently next door to the cafe. Clientele seems to be entirely foreign but it is a comfortable, cheapish place to hang out and recover for the next part of your journey.

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

very nice cafe with terrace overlooking Spice Square, very pleasant and attentive staff, lovely coffee & freshly squeezed juice.

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Run by the Jardin people, great location in the place d'espices. Only frequented by europeans, but a welcome respite from the souks nevertheless.

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