The Cafe des Epices (Spice Cafe) is a charming inexpensive cafe located on the historic Rahba Kedima square just north of the main Jemma al Fnaa. Historically the Rahba Kedima was the Marrakech slave market, today it is a bustling showcase for a variety of crafts as well as a centre for herbalists and spice sellers.

We like the Cafe des epices as a venue for  a light lunch or just as a place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the souks.

Our Marrakech Riads offer the perfect base for you Marrakech City break.

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The Rabha Kedima is a square located just to the North of the Jemaa al Fnaa in Marrakech, Morocco. Today it is one of the most lively and atmospheric parts of the old town with colourful stall selling carpets, basket ware, hand woven and knitted garments, herbs and culinary spices as well as traditional herbal medications.

Historically slaves were sold in the Rabha Kedima with regular auctions which continued right into the early part of the 20th century.

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