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Cafe Des Epices

75, Rahba Lakdima | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (185 reviews)
“sandwiches” (97 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
75, Rahba Lakdima | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even in Ramadan we were greeted with friendship with lovely food and drinks and amazing ice cream cool refreshing spay while seated on the terrace.

Thank Andy J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After spending hours walking through the souks we stumbled across this place. The menu was easy to understand and prices are reasonable. The staff are friendly and the juices that I had were fresh and just what you needed when venturing through the many different...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here to top up liquids and grab a quick lunch. The place is a quick meal place and nothing more to be expected. They have a great range of sandwiches which we tried two, the chicken one is just yum and juicy on a...More

Thank P5aula
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite the hype we were really disappointed by our visit. We were sat for about fifteen minutes before someone took our order and even then, with the cafe not particularly busy, our order was messed up. Our food came at different times after having to...More

Thank RCharlton91
Reviewed 3 days ago

Position in the heart of the Spice square in the Medina (Souk), it is a good place to stop. Nothing fancy but under the shade either upstairs or downstairs to can watch the world go by and take a breather!

Thank Suethamilton
Reviewed 6 days ago

This cafe is a tourist trap with the worse service and the worse coffee in town!! They are included in every Marrakesh, Morocco travel book but should be taken out as they are no longer relevant. There are much better cafe's in the area do...More

Thank Ralphrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my partner just for a bottle of water to refresh ourselves. I cannot help to notices whilst we were sat with or h2o that all the staff members were in neat and tidy uniforms and the chef were all looking clean...More

Thank Chefthatshoots
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent restaurant with shaded rooftop terrace in the heart of the Souks. Traditional Moroccan cuisine served promptly by friendly and efficient staff. Good value for money.

Thank D K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say, this place was delicious. We popped in for lunch after wandering through the markets and souks. The place has 3 floors, the top terrace is cosy with rooftop views and the middle floor has a windowed view onto a market square....More

Thank Jessybelle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is Cafe is a must visit for those looking to sit back and relax after wandering around the Souks. Serving delicious Sandwiches, Salads and Tagines, this super friendly cafe is sure to become a firm favourite. The staff are all very friendly and speak...More

Thank TamsynJoll
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jeremy C
Is it possible to bring a bottle of Moroccan wine to drink?
8 March 2017|
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Response from Maeve M | Reviewed this property |
If you wanted wine there's a bar/restaurant near here Called Le Salama,great beer and cocktails didn't have the wine but they had plenty of option.Also if you want a drink within walking distance is hotel tazi nice wine and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 6
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75, Rahba Lakdima | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5243-91770
  • E-mail
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
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