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29. December 2014: Café Kessabine

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

My first impresssion of Marrakesh was a pleasant one – besides the 20° Celsius which are definitely more enjoyable than the 0° which are currently in Switzerland – the first food impression was great. I went for the “Tajine Berber” (45 MAD) which is basically steamed vegetables with a piece of beef. The vegetables are well-done, aromatic, and the beef has been cooked for long enough so it basically dissembles in your mouth.


The second dish, a “Tajine Poulet & Citron” (35 MAD) was actually even better. The chicken in lemon juice was rich, smooth, and full of flavour. Definitely a must try when you are in Marrakesh.


Besides that, a definite must try is also the “thé du menthe” (10 MAD) which usually comes with a lot of sugar. The spicy olives – and yeah, they really were spicy – are a good way to bridge the time between your order and you receiving the food. The place is great, as you are located right at the main point of interest of Marrakesh, the Place Jemaa el-Fna, and you get to have a look all over it when you get to have a table on the top floor of the restaurant. So, the place is really atmospheric but the chairs are extremely tiny and it is quite an exercise to find a spot which is comfortable to sit.


The service is very dedicated and friendly and explains you everything when you ask. However, they had run out of quite a couple of dishes already that afternoon which was a pity but I guess normal if you run a restaurant in such a crowded area.


All in all, I can totally recommend the Café Kessabine. The food is good, the view is great, the waiters are friendly, and the prices are absolutely superb.


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Contact Details:

Café Kessabine

Souk Kessabine Jamaa Fna 77

40000 Marrakesh (MA)

Tel.: +212 635 829 826

E-Mail: younes.chlikhi@gmail.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
110 MAD (incl. tip) Filed in: Marrakesh (MA), Restaurants

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