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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
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (108 reviews)
“kefta” (30 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 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 3 days ago via mobile

This is an oasis in the middle of a huzzle buzzle town. We thoroughly enjoyed the table in one of the niches as it was rather fresh out in the open at this time of the year. The food was good, especially the starter: maroccan...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Uschi G
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came here twice on my trip to Marrakech and I wasn't disappointed. The view was obviously the best part, but the food was also great and the prices were fair. The tajine was good but the sandwiches were my favourite. They also had a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Katherinenb
laftimigroup, Propriétaire at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you fo sharing your review with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed at Café des épices. Please visit us again, you are welcome back any time.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice souk area selling range of spices; I expected it to be a bit more food-market-esque with lots of fragrances around and locals doing their shopping, but it felt slightly more tourist focused, especially the prices. Planned to buy saffron, Ras el hanout, cinnamon, verbena...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank goldlamb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on reccomendation,staff really friendly and helpful,setting is nice on the terrace but the food was rather bland and unecceptional,we won't be back I'm afraid,we have had very similar food but much cheaper and more tasty at other restaurants

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank martinc88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a quick lunch while wandering the souks, it is hard to beat the Cafe Des Espices. Service was prompt and efficient. Our burger and tangine were flavorful and served promptly. Bathrooms were clean and convenient. While I hoped to catch lunch at a slightly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Asta365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend to eat dinner, we sat on the roof terrace which was very nice. Food was good, I had the kefta with eggs. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff, plus points for accepting credit cards!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mahrlin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

View is great, service is good and food is up to par! Veggie options not the best but I would recommend the vegetarian sandwich. Would come here again!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank avidtravels333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this cafe in the busy Place des Epices. Delicious food and great place to sit and watch all the activity in this beautiful busy square.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ayesha2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Café des Epices, Nomad and Le jardin are part of the same group. Probably Café des Epices is the most popular but not the best one.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Paulomdj
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently returned, yet again, to Cafe des Epices and it wasn’t quite the perfect experience this time, although the food was excellent. I had the vegetarian sandwiches, my usual choice when I’m here, and they were freshly prepared and definitely worth five stars. However,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susan A
laftimigroup, Propriétaire at Cafe Des Epices, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your review with us. we are glad to hear your enjoyed the food and we are very disappointed to see that our service was below your expectations. Your review was well noted and addressed to the people in charge. Please visit...More

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Jeremy C
7 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
US$2 - US$6
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
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
  • 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 11pm
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