Cafés in the medina

Café Clock in Marrakech

The first Café Clock opened in Fez, Morocco and now there is one in Marrakech.  A great place for cultural exchanges as well as a cup of coffee and a place to rest. Cafés are spring up all over the medina of Marrakech – and a welcome addition they are too. There is local artwork

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Café in oldest restored riad in the medina of Marrakech

  Café littéraire is one of the oldest renovated riads in Marrakech. Dar Cherifa is an ancient residence in the old city that has been restored by a well-known figure in Marrakech, Abellatif Aït Ben Abdallah, whose mission is to restore the ancient architecture of Marrakech so they can be enjoyed and appreciated by all

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Le Jardin Restaurant

  If like us, you love the rooftop at Café des Épices but sometimes find it too crowded, head over to its sister restaurant, Le Jardin. It’s just a short stroll away. Set in the flowery courtyard of a restored riad, Le Jardin is a curious space where you’ll see projected art-house movies on the

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I Limoni Restaurant in Marrakesh

Sometimes you just want somewhere that reminds you of your favourite Italian go-to restaurant back home. To drink lemonade, eat pasta and gently download all the experiences, sights and sounds of the Medina in the shade. I Limoni is that place. An Italian restaurant that doubles up as a coffee shop in the heart of

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Chic café in the medina of Marrakesh

  Krem Kafé 7 The opening of new cafés is hard to keep up with.  My latest discovery is a chic café called Palais Khum in the street down from Dar el Bacha (where the sentries stand outside). The antique stores round about are also upgrading their image by making modern renovations to make their

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Sweet Tooth?

If all that haggling in the souk has made you hungry, head down to Patisserie de Princes on the rue Bab Agnaou. As one of the best-loved sweet shops and patisserie cafes in Marrakech, it is popular with everyone from local school children to backpackers and wealthy ex-pats. Best of all, if you’ve got a

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Café in the medina of Marrakech

Un déjeuner à Marrakech – rather a long name for a simple café in the medina of Marrakech. I came across it walking from the main square, Place Jemaa’ el Fna’ to the Palais Bahia, taking rue Kennaria.  It’s a nice street to walk down with lots of interesting shops.  This café is in a

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

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

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Earth Café in 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

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Cafés in the medina

    Welcome Cafés Weary wandering around the suks? 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 are springing up all over the medina, the old city of Marrakesh. This one is just behind the main

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