Morocco Diaries: Marrakech Munching

Marrakech is a great city for foodies to explore. You can’t really go too wrong – but with that comes the challenge of deciding where to eat!

I’ve put together my collection of the best cafes in Marrakech to make it easier but you’re warned.. Some are so good you’ll want to go twice!

best cafes in Marrakech

1. Cafe Clock

You may have read in my guide to Fes that I was a bit hooked on the delicious foodie offerings at Cafe Clock. The second outpost of the franchise opened in Marrakech a few years ago and has quickly become equally as popular here as in Fes.

However, unlike Fes’s maze of rooms and hidden location, Marrakech’s location is around a 20 min walk from the famous Jmaa el Fna Square in an area called Derb Chtouka.

The menu is much the same as Fes – camel burgers, date cheesecake, delicious fig salads, coffees, smoothies and more! It also offers cooking classes, music nights and a variety of workshops in local crafts. Definitely one of the best cafes in Marrakech!

best cafes in Marrakech

2. NOMAD

Probably the coolest place to hang out in the city. Defintely either make a reservation or arrive early and opt for a seat outside.

Spread out over several floors, it emerges above the medina and offers cracking panoramic views. NOMAD IS Llocated in the heart of medina at Places des épices and I would recommend using your phone map to find it.

This hedonistic hotspot pumps out cool tunes, offers brilliant cocktails and is the place to be seen in the city. Dress up for an evening of great food, drinks and cool kid vibes.

best cafes in Marrakech

best cafes in Marrakech

3. Le Jardin

At the top of most foodie guides to Marrakech is Le Jardin, and for good reason. Tucked away, this beautiful restaurant is set in an idyllic courtyard garden (unsurprisingly) and offers one of the best pastillas in the city. Perfect for romantic dates (ask for a corner spot) or large groups, its atmosphere is pretty special and a real retreat from the hustle of the city.

Unfortunately, I was too excited eating to remember to take a photo!

4. Atay Cafe

We stumbled across Atay Cafe one day whilst looking for a coffee near Medersa Ben Youssef. This gorgeous cafe offers numerous terraces with super soft seats, shaded areas and surely the best views in the whole city!

best cafes in Marrakech

Best Cafes in Marrakech

Are you heading to Marrakech soon?

If so, you might find my guide to the city useful, as well as my guides to both Le Jardin Majorelle and La Mamounia.

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10 Comments

  1. March 3, 2018 / 12:11 am

    Great list! Nomad looks like my kind of place! Sit in the open under the sun with some great friends! And the coffee looks so dark and potent! LOL!

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      Author
      March 19, 2018 / 3:53 pm

      Yup, it had such a vibe!!

  2. March 3, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    These restaurants and cafés which you have recommended here look absolutely amazing. Not only do the delicacies look scrumptious, the ambience is fantastic as well – offering the uniquely African atmosphere! That shot of the sunset while having a meal is fabulous too 🙂

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      Author
      March 19, 2018 / 3:52 pm

      Thanks Nathan and yes, that’s just what we thought! Such wonderful ambiance 🙂

  3. March 3, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Beautiful balconies! Is that first photo from the Cafe Clock? It’s amazing, would love to have coffee there. Or better yet – that camel burger. I’ve never had one before, is it good? It gets me nervous because it’s, well, a camel… But when in the foreign country, one should try to act like a local, right! 🙂

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      Author
      March 19, 2018 / 3:52 pm

      Yup! Cafe Clock indeed 🙂 I really enjoyed a camel burger surprisingly! I thought it would be weirder but it was just like a normal yummy burger, maybe just a bit tougher!

  4. Ian Paterson
    March 4, 2018 / 11:26 am

    Camel burgers sound very interesting! But sadly for me, I fear much of the food is too adventurous. Lovely destination though.

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      Author
      March 19, 2018 / 3:51 pm

      Camel burgers was surprisingly tasty! 🙂

  5. baia
    March 5, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Marrakech has always been on my list! Hope I can visit it one day

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