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Cafe Des Epices

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75, Rahba Lakdima | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice area of Marrakech, the square of spices is a bit smaller, and the souqs around it are nice to walk through. We had a tajine here for lunch, the prices are good, the tajine was good, and the view was nice. Even in October it was too hot for us to sit at a table in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved our visit here after a long day haggling in the souk. The briouettes of cheese on the starter menu are to die for, and portions are generous enough to share. We will certainly be back!

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Thank Caro N
Bradford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This café has all the buzz of Marrakech! Wonderful location on the vibrant Place des Épices, with its rich colours and aromas. Delicious noss-noss coffee ('half-half'), and interesting juices and smoothies. Good, wholesome salads and traditional tagines. A great place to pause awhile...

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dived into this restaurant, it had begun to rain heavily and though most of the tables were al fresco, there are alcoves. We were happily shown to the bar and promised a covered seat asap. Five minutes later we were ordering mouthwatering food and offered a blanket to keep out the wind. Two of us had three starters between... More 

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Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Their mint tea is delicious. Great prices and free WiFi. Visited many times on my trip. The staff are very friendly.

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Sliema, Malta
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Popped into this place for a quick lunch a couple of times during my recent visit to the Marrakech Souk. The food is very basic Moroccan cuisine, but the Tajine hit the right spot. The location is right on the Place Des Epices and the views from the top terrace are impeccable.

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Thank Karlito81
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff is nice and efficient. We had coffee at the roof top a couple of times. The location is great, in the middle of the souk. Perfectly fit for a lunch or coffee break when shopping. We didn't taste their food, but it looked really good.

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Thank Josefine C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely rooftop - they even lend you hats to wear! Decent fare, I had a nice omlette for a light bite, my partner enjoyed his kofta tagine. A few glitches to be expected when dealing with language barrier - a missed drink and a billed item not received - but overall not at all bad given we were a big... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our riad directed us here as we had just arrived somewhat later on a Saturday night and needed to get a quick bite without getting lost in the souks. We had a nice view of the Plaza des Epices, but their tagines tended towards the under-seasoned side. Decent service and the food was pretty quick.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on our last day in Marrakesh. We then decided to have a more european meal, we had delicious sandwiches (one chicken moroccan style, and the other was a tomato and avocado sandwich). The decor is really nice and contemporary, the staff is helpful and welcoming ( they speak good english as well). Prices are higher then the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Cuisine
Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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