Need a break from the madness of the souks in Marrakech? In the daytime try Café Arabe for a mint tea, Italian expresso, delicious snacks and homemade cakes, or drop by for a sundowner as you listen to the evening “adhan’’ (call to prayer). Part café and part informal restaurant, Café Arabe is another haunt of Marrakech’s expats and in-the-know visitors.
The entrance leads from rue de Moussaine (one of the main routes into the souks) into the restaurant with an open-air courtyard, walls of Majorelle blue and a salon at the back. But the highlight of this venue in Marrakech is the swanky roof terrace boasting a stunning view.
Set within an old “foundouk’’(merchant’s inn), the space has been tastefully designed in an Arab-Andalusian style with contemporary elements.
Café Arabe’s owner is Italian, which is reflected in the menu and drinks list, though there’s a good sprinkling of Moroccan dishes too.