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Cafe Des Epices

75, Rahba Lakdima | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (98 reviews)
“harira soup” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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75, Rahba Lakdima | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located on a recently renovated square, that appears to be the least frequented by smelly motor-bikes, this cafe is great for people watching because you don't have to sit upstairs to get some peace. Drink orders were wrong every time we went, which was three...More

Thank Terrie M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Despite being a little challenging to find (I found it by accident, despite having hunted for it for a few days), this place was worth the effort. It's a relatively quick walk through the maze of souks to reach it and the food is consistently...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views over the busy spices square and lovely colourful rainbows salads and fresh fruit juices. Reasonably prices and very fresh yummy food.

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only been there for coffee, no time to try tge food. But the coffee is very food, the staff is okay and the place is great

Thank Victor A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place for a welcome break from shopping in the souks, fantastic sandwiches and cakes.head up the spiral staircase (mind your head ) to the terrace and while away an hour people watching. Really friendly staff and they even lend you a sun hat...More

Thank peter c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch on the roof terrace while visiting Marrakesh. Busy cafe in the heart of the medina. Go for the kofta sandwich, it's stunning!

Thank Gill S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite after searching for an hour and found the clientele pretty young and hip(I'm older and only wishing I was cool) BUT after seeing the food we stayed and we're glad we did. My only regret was no cold alcohol...More

Thank Tastalot
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place where to stop after long walks throughout the narrow streets of the old city of Marrakech. The Cafe des Epices is located on the Place des Epices (Epices square) which is a very interesting part of the Medina. A couple of meters...More

Thank ben642016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here, we wanted to rest after a big morning but the place is super chaotic, the waiters looked stressed out, running literally up and down the stairs, not being really caring of the customers Probably on a quieter time would be a...More

Thank ge_mdm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very enjoyable lunch here - excellent service, good food, beautiful terrace and very good value for money. Recommended.

Thank sh2017863
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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 10pm
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