Café Des Épices
This was the first cafe we visited in Marrakesh and it quickly became our favourite for several reasons. Most importantly, their espresso and mint tea tasted the best out of all the cafes we tried. It’s also centrally located with plenty of seating, drinks are affordable and their food is pretty tasty too.
convenient location with a view
Lonely Planet’s Marrakesh guide recommended this cafe because of its rooftop terrace overlooking the textile market below. Thanks to them for the recommendation!
The surrounding souks (markets) seemed to always be busy but the textile market itself was never that crowded. Relaxing in this cafe with some espresso or mint tea was always a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the medina (Marrakesh’s old town).
The prices are reasonable as well. Compared to all the other cafes we visited, the price of mint tea and espresso are about half of what you’d pay elsewhere.
This cafe isn’t 100% vegan but they do have several vegetarian options on their menu. On our last day in Marrakesh, we tried their vegetable sandwich (without the butter) for a quick bite to eat along with our tea and espresso. The sandwich was more like four slices of bread topped with mashed avocado, roasted veggies, tomato, and radish all drizzled with olive oil. It was pretty good for a snack.
I’m not sure if the other vegetarian options on their menu can be veganised, but it’s worth asking. Sadly, they don’t offer any plant milk for lattes. 🙁
The wi-fi at our hostel barely worked so we relied on the wi-fi at this cafe. It wasn’t super fast but worked decently enough for some quick research into other Marrakesh attractions.
Café Des Épices is located at 75 Derb Rahba Lakdima, Marrakesh Medina 40000, Morocco.
Check out their website: https://cafedesepices.ma/