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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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Dundalk, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch while wandering through the Souks on a beautiful sunny day. Fresh orange juice, small water, kofta & egg tagine and a coffee for 107Dh (€11) was pretty good, especially for a top tourist location. Staff were very friendly and helpful to any customer service needing advice or guidance and the music was pretty funky. I ate on... More 

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Thank TechnoViking
Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in front of one of some open spaces of the Souks, i had a great breakfast sitting just in front of local markets. Very interesting

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Thank LeoGiestas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate in a few restaurants and café's during our time in morocco, But Café Des Epices is by far the best and I will tell you why. The service provided is fantastic the staff were friendly and it's open late. The food is delicious and it's by far the best burger in town. They also have a rooftop seating... More 

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Thank TheReviewGiver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Café des Epices is a nice spot to sit down for lunch or afternoon tea. It is located in a central spot in the Medina facing a lively but intimate square at the entrance of the carpentry souk. The rooftop terrace is big and has a nice view. You can see the major landmarks of Marrakesh and in the distance... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cafe Des Epices has grown since our last visit. At street level, upstairs or on the roof terrace it is a fabulous little haven from which to watch the hussle and bustle of the spice market, whilst sipping a coffee or fruir juice, or enjoying a lunchtime snack. The food is simple but tasty local cuisine at very reasonable prices... More 

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Thank Edwin W
ipswich, UK
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely cafe to chill out in once you're done haggling over carpets and spices. We came back and had the breakfast and lunch. If you can head up to the roof for great views of the medina. Friendly staff - we ended up talking to the manager about filmmaking.

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Thank supablue
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This rooftop restaurant overlooks the old Slave Square, which is now a triangular-shaped square (!) selling lotions, oils and spices. Nice view both of the merchants and the Atlas Mountains in the distance. Greek salad, Kefta sandwich, water and orange/avocado and date juice, total 165dirhams (just over £13). Food OK but you're there for the scenery and surroundings.

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Thank KennyMacD
Dijon, France
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice relaxing rooftop and internal cafe in old soik. Good drinks menu and sandwiches or tagines. Capture the sin and while away your time

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Thank Julie H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was ok. The tables are small. The coffee was good but not spectacular. The view was great. It has a pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank trav_ln4eva
Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing location. Rooftop experience was wonderful although the next floor down looked equally as exciting, as did the ground floor however that was most crowded with people jostling around and going to and fro so not my idea of relaxing but certainly social. Other floors looked fun but just did not have the open air experience. From the top, you... 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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