Just off the centre of the Place du 16 novembre one can find the delightful 16 café, thus named after its location, there they serve up a menagerie of treats to cater to many tastes. If you are just thirsty you can try one of their many drinks which range from the particularly enjoyable café frappé to their interesting selection of cocktails. The Café is ideally situated to sit and people watch as the hustle and bustle of Gueliz new town unfolds in front of you. The food is reasonably prices and all dishes can de requested in half portions meaning that if you’re looking for a chic and friendly place for a light lunch 16 café will be right up your street.

Another particularly interesting and indeed enjoyable feature of the café is the small jets which spray misted water over the patrons who choose to sit outside, obviously this function is only activated during hot weather and as such can be a real god send if the North African heat is proving a bit too much to bear. The food is enjoyable with the sandwiches being particularly enjoyable, though no trip to the café is truly complete without partaking in some of the local pastries of which 16 cafés take are especially enjoyable, not only are they very delicious but they come in an array of interesting colours which certainly brightens up any meal. All in all the cafés competitive pricing, wonderful choice of food and drinks and enjoyable layout making it one of Gueliz’s and indeed Marrakech’s finest spots to have lunch. The Cafés location mean it is only a 15 minute walk from Place Jemaa el Fna making it highly accessible and easy to get to from the Medina and of course Gueliz itself. Our wonderful Riads are situated in the heart of the Medina just north of Jemaa el Fna and the Café can easily be walked to in 15-20 minutes or one of the cities ubiquitous and very cheap taxis can take you there. Either way our Riads provide you with a great base from which to explore the wonders of the Medina and the many interesting and chic locations in Gueliz. Book a room in one of our Riads now and you can experience all Marrakech has to offer whilst staying in relaxing luxury.

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Cafe Argana is located on the main Jemma al Fnaa square with panoramic views from the upstairs terrace, renowned as a particularly fine place from which to see the Marrakech sunset.

The cafe is close to reopening after renovation following a tragic terrorist incident in March 2011. Some of the shops on the ground floor of the building have reopened for business.



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The Terraces d’Alhambra is an excellent cafe in which to relax and ‘people watch’ located in the North West corner of the Jemma al Fnaa square opposite to Cafe France.  There are several levels with views over the ever changing square, and the interior is properly air conditioned offering by far the Jemaa al Fnaa’s coolest escape from the heat of the Marrakech summer.

The smoothies and fruit juice menu is a real treat, our favourite is the Mehdi cocktail with fresh summer fruits and sorbet, great value at around three euros.

Our boutique Riad hotels offer the perfect base from which to explore the ancient medina of Marrakech. Take advantage of our special offers and reserve accommodation today!

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