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5x The Best Roof Top Bars in Marrakech

The Best Roof Top Bars in Marrakech

Ah, the roof top bars in Marrakech. The ultimate way to escape an ever chaotic Medina, which -don’t get me wrong- definitely has its charms. It is however not quite suited for those who are looking for tranquility and relaxation, as these lively streets will feed the curious throughout their stay. But luckily, Marrakech offers a way out, just for a moment. When stepping in to the following 5 cafes and restaurants, where the hectic is left behind and one can take in all the colorful beauty that this diverse old city has on offer – from above.

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1.Nomad

This trendy decorated restaurant, located right in the center of the Medina, is hands down one of the favorite rooftop bars we’ve ever set foot in  The atmosphere is fascinating and with three floors -two of which are outdoors- you will be able to view the old city from above from many different angles. During nighttime the light beamed edges of the rooftop and its lit lanterns under the open sky have an incredibly romantic feel to it. Reservations do come in handy as this place draws the crowd, especially during high season.

An extensive three course dinner, including four sodas and coffees, will set you back 588 Moroccan Dirham, which equals 61.12 US Dollar.

Nomad Marrakesh upper floor
Nomad upper floor
Nomad Marrakesh
Total costs for a three course dinner for two- 588 Moroccan Dirham, 61.12 US Dollar

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2. Atay Cafe Food

This multi-level little gem offers the ideal combination of good food, good shade and good views. One cannot help but getting a hint of those Ibiza vibes with the wicker lamps floating in mid-air and the hints of color that are alternated with natural shades throughout. The seating areas get smaller the further up you wish to go, so being there early ain’t a bad idea if you want to be guaranteed of a good spot to start gazing at the city and of course – the biggest eye-catcher of all – the mosque.

For this lunch with a view – which consisted out of a taijne, omelette, two coffee, juice and tea- we paid roughly 200 Moroccan Dirham, which equals 21.13 US dollar.

Cafe Atay rooftop terrace

Cafe Atay rooftop terrace
Orange cinnamon juice 25 Moroccan Dirham- 2.64 US dollar | Mint tea 15 MAD- 1.51 US dollar

3. Café Des Épices

Café Des Épices, located just minutes away from its sister Nomad, offers equally beautiful views of a colorful square. An open space that almost feels like a relieve when making your way to the vibrant, but narrow, streets of the souk. This lovely place has a more of a casual vibe to it, making it perfect for daytime meals or some Moroccan whisky. (Read:tea)

Total costs of our lunch came down to 202 Moroccan Dirham, equaling 21.34 US dollar. And it was a LOT. Next to the meals it included a juice, two coffees and a large soda.

Café Des Épices dinner
Lamb Taijne 7.39 US dollar – Chicken sandwich 5.28 US dollar

Café Des Épices Marrakesh

Café Des Épices Marrakesh market view
Colorful views

For more information on menu items and prices click here

4.  Souk cafe

The bright and playful rooftop bar of Souk cafe was such a pleasant surprise. We actually ended up here by accident, as normally we carefully look for places we want to eat on forehand. But this time, after hours of strolling through the Medina, we needed some energy ASAP, and then there appeared Souk cafe. Where we honestly ate the best Taijne we had throughout our stay! The beef taijne, topped of with apricot was finger licking good, and the terrace itself was lovely during the day. Don’t expect spectacular views of the Medina, but the food alone is reason enough to stop by.

Total costs for our meal -consisting out of two taijnes, two juices, two sodas and coffees- was roughly 340 MAD/35.92 US dollar.

Souk Cafe rooftop terrace

Souk Cafe in Marrakesh

5. Le Jardin

Soaked in emerald green, Le Jardin, is a sight for sore eyes.  The across the street neighbor of Souk Cafe features a combination of Moroccan and European chic interior, and is garden themed throughout. The relaxed atmosphere alone is why Le Jardin should be on top of your to-do list, either by day or by night. However, for the more romantic ‘dinner-in-the-garden-by-candle-light’ idea, nighttime is definitely advised.

For dinner at this lush green restaurant we paid 529.20 Moroccan Dirham , which is 55.91 US dollar. We, again, ordered extensively and this included a two-course diner, four sodas, coffee and a juice.

Le Jardin in Marrakesh Morocco

Le Jardin in Marrakesh Morocco

Green restaurant Le Jardin in Marrakesh Morocco
Ground floor

For more information on menu items and prices click here

All prices as of 11’December 2017, converted on xe.com 



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