Conveniently located on the eastern side of Jemaa al-Fnaa you will discover Café du France.
Unlike the quaint café’s that you will find are scattered throughout the Medina, Café du France is a spacious, multiple floored café-restaurant that is seeped in character and history.
Café de France bears many similarities to Le Grand Balcon du Café Glacier, a likewise establishment just a few minutes walk across the square. Both locations are widely known by locals, so if you are travelling to the red city of Marrakech in a large group they make for ideal meeting locations.
As it is with Le Grand Balcon du Café Glacier, perhaps the best time to visit is as the sun is setting over the red city. You can enjoy a traditional Moroccan tajine or go for a slightly more European selection and enjoy an Italian pizza for around 60 Dirhams (£4.48), all whilst watching central hub of Marrakech come alive as musicians, performers and open air stalls flood into this ancient space.
The eclectic mix of tourists and locals that frequent Café de France makes for a very interesting atmosphere. If you send an hour here enjoying a mid day coffee and seeking some respite from the intense Moroccan sun you are likely to hear a flurry of North African and European languages.
Café de France is used by many people as a meeting point and as a result the atmosphere inside nearly always seems alive with energy. The Café is but walking distance from the newly opened Riad Star in the heart of the Marrakech Medina.