Via Notti bed linens from Marrakesh

Via Notti is another store in the design district of Sidi Ghanem, in Marrakesh. It makes beautiful bed and bath linens from high-quality fabrics and adds some really lovely embroidery.

hand embroidery, bed linens, Via Notti, in Marrakech


219 Industrial Zone,
Route de Safi.

Café des Epices, near the Place Jemaa el Fna’, Marrakech

Cafe des Epices Marrakech
Cafe des epices, menu, behind the Place, Marrakesh
There were days when you could tramp around the markets for hours and never find a café to sit down and have a rest – now cafés in the medina are springing up all over. This one is just behind the main square, Place Jemaa’ el Fna’. It’s a welcome place to sit down and have a drink and quick sandwich or soup for lunch, or whenever you find it, and watch the action below. Roof terrace – sun hats provided. Free WiFi.
Café des Epices

Place aux esclaves – Médina de Marrakech, 40000
05 24 39 17 70

Café de la Poste, Marrakech

Marrakech cafe de la poste interiorCafé de la Poste has been around for a long time – with authentic 1920s colonial décor–soaring high ceilings, wicker chairs, slowly rotating fans and potted palms. The Grand Café de la Poste is a favourite of Marrakech’s trendy local and expat crowd for long, casual lunches and indulgent dinners. The menu is a mix of Moroccan and French cuisine, featuring simple dishes ranging from croque- monsieur and goats cheese salads, to grilled sardines and roasted sea bass.



Café de la Poste, Marrakech Boulevard el Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh, Morocco
05 24 43 30 38

Café du Livre Marrakesh

Cafe du Livre library Marrakech Cafe du Livre MarrakeshCafé du Livre  is a bookstore/restaurant that specializes in international food and is often visited by ex-pats and book lovers. Located in the new city of Guèliz, it is hidden away just behind the rue Tarik ben Ziad, it is a quiet place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Here you can eat a meal, peruse their bookshelves, and take advantage of their wifi

Café du Livre Marrakesh 44 Rue Tarik Ben Ziad Marrakech
05 24 43 21 49

Le Loft restaurant in Marrakech

interior decoration, new restaurant, le Loft, Gueliz, Marrakech
Interior of newly-opened restaurant, le Loft, in the French quarter of Marrakech

Another recent addition to the restaurant scene in the new town of Guèliz. The décor is modern industrial with some interesting heavy-duty ceiling fans. The look is cool and trendy with pop art on the walls and old Charlie Chaplin movies projected on to the wall above the seating area. International cuisine with good reviews. One drawback is that there is no roof terrace – so unless those fans are truly powerful, it may seem a little too warm in the summer. Moderately priced.

Le Loft Gueliz 18, Rue de la Liberté, Guèliz, Marrakesh

Brasserie de Flore restaurant, Marrakech

Brasserie de Flor, interior, MarrakechBrasserie de Flor, terrace cafe, Marrakech

Brasserie de Flore
A new, welcome addition to the restaurant scene in Marrakesh is the Brasserie de Flore. An authentic French Brasserie (think early 20th century) in Marrakech Plaza, Place du 16 novembre in the heart of Guèliz, the new town of Marrakesh. The tastiest restaurant meal I’ve eaten in Marrakech is at Brasserie de Flore. The décor, typically French so you’d think you were in France, is one of understated elegance with crystal chandeliers and fans hanging from the high ceilings. It is spotlessly clean and offers great food at great prices and in very generous portions. Open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Steak and chips, Brasserie de Flor, in Marrakech

Brasserie de Flore
Marrakech Plaza, Place du 16 novembre
05 24 45 80 00

Earth Café in Marrakesh

Earth Cafe, Marrakesh
Vegan-vegetarian restaurant. Lovely café in a typical small dar (home) serving fusion food with local, organic ingredients. Owner, Barakat, speaks very good English. Also has a gift store, Arganica, selling a large range of natural cosmetics, spa products and organic food, such as Argan oil and olive oil. He now has two other cafés, one in Marrakesh, near Musée Dar Si Said, and the other in Essaouira.

Earth Café
2 Derb Zawak, Riad Zitoun Kedim, Medina, Marrakech Medina, Marrakech
06 60 54 49 92

Catanzaro Restaurant

Catanzaro restaurant, in Marrakech, Italian cuisine
When you’ve been in Morocco for a while and would like a change of cuisine, try Catanzaro Restaurant. An Italian trattoria in the middle of Marrakech – home-cooked meals including pasta, pizza and gorgeous antipasti at reasonable prices. Lunch and evening meals. Booking essential for the evening.

Catanzaro Restaurant
46, Rue Tarik Ben Zayad Guéliz Marrakech 40000
05 24 43 37 31


Bo & Zin Restaurant Marrakech

Bo & Zin restaurant, in Marrakech

Bo & Zin restaurant is 3.5 kms out of town on the main road to the Ourika valley but well worth the journey. The restaurant offers a shuttle bus service. This is an amazing experience! The food is wonderfully tasting fusion food – a mix of French and Thai cuisine. The setting is stunning – the interior design is unique and the gardens are a mix of desert and oasis, all beautifully laid out. The restaurant itself has room for large and small groups, with small, intimate corners as well as tables overlooking the spectacular gardens. The gardens also offer more seating in cosy Berber style tents. This place has a wonderful atmosphere and makes a great evening out.

Bo & Zin Restaurant Marrakech
Douar Lahna, Route d’Ourika, Marrakesh
05 24 38 80 12

Al Fassia restaurant, Marrakech

Al Fassia restaurant, in MarrakechAl Fassia in Marrakesh has earned a great reputation for really good Moroccan cuisine. The restaurant is unique in that it is owned and run by women and you are served exclusively by women. You can order à la carte. Al Fassia offers a great selection of tajines and other traditional Moroccan food, including vegetarian dishes. Lovely atmosphere and well worth a visit. You feel exceptionally welcome, and the service is elegant, efficient and low key. It is a place to relax and enjoy your meal.

Al Fassia Restaurant Marrakesh
55 Boulevard Zerktouni, Guéliz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
05 24 43 40 60