We know that you are thinking that Morocco, with its fashionable and exquisite tea culture, is probably not the best place to have coffee. But let’s accept that fact that some of us just can’t do without a cup to keep us going. For all coffee lovers looking for their dose in Morocco, we’ve compiled a list of five best cafes in Marrakech, Morocco, although we are not saying that you won’t find good tea and a great selection of sumptuous food in these cafes, of course served with a scoopful of culture and traditions. Here goes:
One of the most stylish cafés in Marrakech, Café Arabe is where the artists, designers and who’s who of Morocco come for dining. Boasting a great selection of dishes from Italian to Moroccan, the café is also known as much for its charming and stylish ambiance as it is for its food. The café has several lounges, a court and terrace seating arrangement, offering a great view of the surrounding areas. The café serves lunch, dinner as well as snacks along with beverages.
Grand Cafe de La Poste
If you are travelling to Morocco, chances are that you will visit Gueliz, one of most modern areas in Morocco. While there, don’t miss the chance to visit the Grand Cafe de La Poste, a sweet, little café from 1920’s armed with designer club chairs, chaise lounges, and cushions, all put together creatively in the salon. The fireplace, wooden blinds, potted palms, wicker chairs and acres of white linen along with the Moorish and European influences in interiors add warmth to the whole ambiance. Their Oualidia oysters and duck breast with baby potatoes are the most recommended.
Cafe Clock, Marrakech remains as popular as eponymous counterpart in the Fes area of Morocco. Located in the courtyard of an old school, and flaunting an open space filled with sunshine during the day, the Cafe remains popular among people from all ages. But what makes it a favourite among travellers are the panoramic views of the Kasbah from here, especially when the sun is setting. Their almond milk shake has a huge fan following as does their camel burger. You think it can’t get better? Well, it does. The cafe arranges for cooking classes as well as Sunday concerts in its premises.
Cafe Du Livre
Calling out to all book lovers from Morocco is the Cafe Du Livre, an artsy little cafe divided into a library and a coffee shop. There are over 2000 books from various genres to choose from while you enjoy great coffee here. The cafe’s strength lies in serving the Continental fare along with world-class wines and beers. If you in Morocco for long enough, make sure to visit during one of their quiz nights or live TV sessions around sports.
So much is great about this cafe that we don’t know where to start from. How about the fact that the cafe arranges for Morocco Arabic classes for those interested? Or will the fact that you can get henna tattoos here (hence the name) excite you more? May be, you will find its delectable offering of traditional Berber dishes impressive? The cafe remains one of the most visited in Marrakech also due to the fact all profits made from their sales are used to fund education related projects in the nearby areas. You can thank us later!