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Cafe Des Epices

75, Rahba Lakdima, Medina | Place des épices, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
75, Rahba Lakdima, Medina | Place des épices, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday

During our recent holiday in Marrakesh, my wife and I went for dinner at the Cafe des Epices; the location is very beautiful with terraces at three different levels overlooking the square and the surrounding markets. The food is good and reasonably cheap; the only...More

Thank Tiziano S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to stop for a coffee or juice drink. I really enjoyed the orange, carrot and ginger juice. Free WiFi too is a bonus.

Thank Helena M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there the firt night we were in Marrakech. We asked for a tajine of kefta and it was like meatballs with tomato. Nice staff.The place was clean and with a good location.

Thank Marta D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just stopped for a sit down and had a nice relax .... a great spot, good for people watching and great coffee too.

Thank tmk50
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has a number of sister restaurants (Nomad and Le Jardin) all are great, providing good service and food with nice surroundings. Cafe des Espices being the most laid back by far. The staff are very helpful (even guiding us to Le Jardin after...More

Thank Han_n_Ry
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little rooftop terrace in the middle of medina . Good prices and great views . Worth waiting for a table at the top

Thank Lance A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located close to the souks this is a good place to eat. Very reasonably priced and good friendly service. We are outside and watched the world go by with a tagine on our first evening in Marrakech

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The top terrace gives an amazing view over the Spice market, and the roof tops. The food is nice, but obviously geared to tourists. As are the straw hats available. No locals here!

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here in the morning and it is a very cosy place for a morning snack or coffee with magnificent view over the Atlas mountains. The decoration is stylish and the ambiance lovely.

Thank Cajo07
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after spending some time at Jamel el Fnaa and needed to get away. It is in a cool location overlooking a market. We sat on the 2nd floor with floor to ceiling windows to overlook it. After a few days, I got...More

Thank JamboJourney
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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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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