There’s a plethora of beautiful cafes in Marrakech to eat and relax – from charity-run artisan cafes to traditional Moroccan havens to modest hideaways in the Medina – and from classical to modern Moroccan cuisine, there’s no end to the city’s cafe culture. Listed below are a few cafes for your perfect Red City weekend.
1. Café Arabe
An elegant Western-style café in the heart of Medina, the attractive, colorful and spacious Café Arabe is the place where the locals like to hang out and which is equally appreciated by the international crowd. A charming and enchanting ambiance awaits you at the Café Arabe, and the fine menu here is a mixture of Moroccan and Italian cuisine.
- Name: Cafe Arabe
- Adddress: 184 Rue Mouassine, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5244-29728
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 to 12 midnight
- Website: http://www.cafearabe.com/
2. Café du Livre
Café du Livre is a perfect mix of leisure and culture, and the locals, especially Anglophones seeking tranquility come here for refreshment and dine. Part café, part library – you can’t get a better deal than that and it’s so homely. Tucked away in the old French district of Gueliz, this bookstore-café is often punctuated by live music and exhibitions.
- Name: Cafe du Livre
- Address: 44, Rue Tarik ibn Ziad, Menara, Marrakesh, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5244-46921
3. Café Clock
One of the newest cafes in the region, Café Clock walks in the footsteps of its more popular predecessor of the same name to create a cross-cultural zone in the very heart of Marrakech. This humble café embodies the grandeur of Morocco for what it stands for – a space for arts, music, and good food. It’s not your typical café – this is the place where music and art blend in perfect harmony, and the food is a plus.
- Name: Cafe Clock
- Address: Derb Chtouka, Marrakesh, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-78367
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 09:00 to 22:00
- Website: http://marrakech.cafeclock.com/
4. Café de la Poste
Wooden blinds, potted palms, wicker seating and acres of white linen – everything in this 1920s Grand Café de la Poste shrieks colonial Morocco. So does the menu. The food here is a great collaboration of French and a Moroccan chef, such as roasted sea bass, duck breast with potatoes, and more. The terrace is one of the focal points of the café to enjoy a cold Casablanca with friends.
- Name: Cafe de la Poste
- Address: Angle Boulevard el Mansour Eddahbi et, Avenue Imam Malik, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5244-33038
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 08:00 to 01:00
5. Café Des Épices
Tucked away in a not-so-modest corner of the old spice market in the middle of the Marrakech souks, the Café Des Epices is a must and refreshing for the ones seeking a peaceful oasis in a modern setting. The décor is a little stripped off but the architecture is quite a catch and this is just the place where you can enjoy a moment of serenity.
- Name: Café Des Epices
- Address: Derb Rahba Lakdima, Marrakech, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-91770
- Phone: Mon-Sun 09:00 to 23:00
- Website: http://cafedesepices.net/
6. Kechmara Café
This is the place where the local hippies and the tourists like to hang out in the Marrakech new city, Gueliz. The food is well prepared, although the main draw is the large rooftop bar with live music and plenty of alcohol. With a mid-century modern seating and a rotating collection of art on the walls, this place is perfect to escape the city’s hustle and bustle.
- Name: Kechmara Cafe
- Address: 3 Rue de la Liberté, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5244-22532
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30 to 01:00
- Website: http://www.kechmara.com/
7. Henna Café
The vibrant and characterful Henna Café is a great place in Marrakech to enjoy good food, henna, art and Arabic classes. The money raised from these cultural experiences is used to provide free education and assistance to the underprivileged people of Morocco. It also serves wonderful traditional Berber dishes, so whether it’s for lunch, dinner or just for a snack, this is your spot.
- Name: Henna Cafe
- Address: Arset Aouzal Rd, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
- Phone: +212 658-028697
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00 to 20:00
- Website: http://www.hennacafemarrakech.com/
8. Le Perle du Sud
This exquisite yet beautiful establishment is a gorgeous mixture of restaurant and a café featuring a stunning terrace with splendid views of the Jemma el Fna square itself. You can munch on some great organic food, from salads and barbecues to kebabs and tagines, while enjoying the serene atmosphere inside the beautiful Berber tents.
- Name: Le Perle du Sud
- Address: Passage Prince Moulay Rachid, Marrakech, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-81593
- Website: http://laperledusud.ma/
9. Earth Café
Earth Café is the only exclusively vegan restaurant-café in Marrakech, and the owner of this fine café grows most of the ingredients on his farm located on the city’s outskirts. Guests can also visit this farm and even volunteer for cooking classes. Located in an old Riad traditional Moroccan house, the café boasts an intimate atmosphere along the comfortable setting combined with a delicious range of warm dishes and a fine selection of hot drinks.
- Name: Earth Cafe
- Address: Derb Zawak, Riad Zitoun kedim 2, Marrakesh MEDINA, Morocco
- Phone: +212 661 28 94 02
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 to 23:00
- Website: http://earthcafemarrakech.com/
10. Café du Grand Balcon
Perched on the northwest corner of the Jemma el Fna square, the Café du Grand Balcon boasts a distinctive prominence within the central square of the red city. This is where everything revolves around the effects on the large terrace which contemplates the perfect spectacle of a sunset over Marrakech. The frantic pace of the crowd and a fine selection of traditional Moroccan refreshments combined with the unique ambiance make it more than worthwhile.
- Name: Cafe du Grand Balcon
- Address: place jamaa el fana, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5244-42193
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 08:00 to 23:00
Have a good trip and travel!