In the old town of Marrakech fresh bread is readily available from many local bakeries.  Most commonly seen is the traditional round ‘pain du medina’ Medina bread. Since not all homes have ovens it is a common sight to see cakes or other items prepared at home and taken to the bakery to be cooked in the oven there.

Traditional Wood fired ovens are still in use and the bakery is open 24 hours a day. Medina bread can also be purchased from many small stalls and shops.

The bakery local to Marrakech Riad Papillon is at the top of Derb Tizougarine. If you are lucky you will see the regular flour delivery by mule and cart!

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Matloaa is a berber bread made from wholemeal flour, with a little live yeast, and salt.  Traditionally it is eaten for breakfast dipped in butter, olive oil or honey.

Guests at Marrakech Riad Papillon and Marrakech Riad Cinnamon can opt to have freshly baked Matloaa for breakfast, served of course with our famous mint tea.

Explore our home cooked cuisine and dining options or contact Marrakech Riad to reserve accommodation!

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