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Cafe Des Epices

75, Rahba Lakdima, Medina | Place des épices, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (105 reviews)
“kefta” (29 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
PRICE
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LOCATION
75, Rahba Lakdima, Medina | Place des épices, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
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Reviewed today via mobile

We sat on the second floor in a fully glassed and air conditioned space overlooking the spice market. From the window, you felt like you were watching a live action film of the souk below. It didn't even seem real. The bustle of the crowds...More

Thank Ginnelle E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A spot of lunch with a view over the roof top of the Medina, helping us get our bearings. The food was ok (salad) and the fresh juice was a welcome refreshment in the midday heat.

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a really nice lunch here. Didn’t have space in the roof however went to the first floor, which had as well a good view (and protected from insects and heat). Would definitely return!!!

Thank Filipa1234
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was better than most restaurants in the area (serving a similar cuisine such as tagine, pizza etc) and received a reasonable level of service. Good view from the terrace.

Thank Shah_Sunny100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Introduced to Ammlou at this lovely cafe.. will never look back! On asking about it (Toasted Almonds, Argan Oil, Manila Honey), the man gifted it to me for free. Many hours can happily be spent at this cafe... watching the market stall owners setting out...More

Thank Ali A
laftimigroup, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad you had such a good time with us. You are welcome back anytime. It's always a pleasure.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food, good service (poor busy waitress), place could be cleaner. Good view to the square.

Thank gret24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place des Épices is the little brother of Djemma el Fna and a bit less crowded. From the roof terrace of Cafe des Épices you have a very nice overview of the whole little market that Place des Épices is. Beverages (we had mint tea...More

Thank Kevin E
laftimigroup, Responsable relations clients at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your review with us, You are welcome back anytime. It's always a pleasure.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon. It was fairly busy but nothing major. I understand that it's Ramadan and that the staff are probably quite tired but we didn't get any problems elsewhere during our stay. We waited for a long time to...More

Thank Laura D
laftimigroup, Responsable relations clients at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you for sharing your review with us, We apologize for the impression you had during your visit, Could you please give us the date you visited an approximate hour of your visit in order to make sure this doesn't happen again, Please email...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the heart of Marrakech, right beside all the souks (shops), we can stop here for a quick break and have a nice meal/coffee/tea Good food They take card as well

Thank upupandaway7
laftimigroup, Responsable relations clients at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your review with us, You are welcome back anytime.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading reviews and seeing the cards all over marrakech we made a reservation to eat here online and received a confirmation. On arrival we were told to head to the roof terrace and after telling the waiter we had a reservation for 8.00pm (very...More

Thank Lm307
laftimigroup, Responsable relations clients at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you for sharing your review with us, We apologize for the bad reception you had when you visited us, Could you please give us the date and an approximate time to see the origin of the problem, Please email us on contact@cafedesepices.ma ,...More

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Jeremy C
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75, Rahba Lakdima, Medina | Place des épices, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5243-91770
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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 11pm
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