The wittily named Fnaque Berbere, or Berber bookshop is a Marrakech institution which has recently had a facelift.

This great little bookshop used to be a ramshackle kiosk on a prominent corner of the Rue Mouassine which runs up from the Jemma al Fna Square North toward the Central Medina. During 2011 it was demolished and completely rebuilt with a smart new exterior.  Inside is the same fantastic collection of books illustrating all that is best about Moroccan interiors and design.

Stay in one of our Marrakech Riads and our wonderful staff will help you to make the most of your stay in the old town Medina.

Just a few doors south of the well known Cafe Arabe at 180 Rue Mouassine is a pleasant and inexpensive cafe serving tea and simple foods at lunch time and throughout the afternoon.  A group of Marrakech ‘water sellers’ live upstairs, you might catch a glimpse of them slipping out in their brightly coloured traditional costumes.

Styled as the Cafe Berber it is has traditional Berber stools and warm Berber hospitality. If you have visited and enjoyed the Cafe Berber add a comment below and share your experiences with others.

If you are planning to visit Marrakech why not stay in the heart of the Medina in one of our Marrakech Riads. Contact us today to make your reservation.

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