Café Kif Kif, Marrakech, Morocco

by Allie Moore

Apr 26, 2019

Majorelle Garden, Marrakech © Saiko3p | Dreamstime

Reviews / Restaurant

Getting to the heart of the electric city of Marrakech, Morocco, is as easy as Kif Kif.

 

The cozy corner café encompasses three levels and is situated a short walk from the city’s central square (Jemaa el Fna). Within view is the towering Koutoubia minaret, Marrakech’s highest minaret that rises above the Koutoubia mosque.

 

A cheerful French owner welcomes patrons to his tri-level paradise where bamboo, straw hats and plentiful plants evoke a tropical feeling in the center of Marrakesh. Climb to the third floor for the outdoor patio and sip mint tea as you watch the sunset.

 

The “Franco-Moroccan” menu at Kif Kif is local but familiar, chock full of seasonal ingredients that don’t travel very far from origin to plate. Traditional Moroccan tagines are offered in a few varieties: chicken, lamb, kafta (meatballs) and even sardines. Each of these dishes is also available as an entrée with couscous, served in the Moroccan triangular clay pots. Alternatively, go Western with the Kif Kif burger, chicken burger or fish burger, all with a side of fries.

 

Vegetarians can find solace in the trio of Moroccan salads, vegetarian couscous, vegetarian tagine and vegetarian pastry pies.

 

As with most dining establishments in Morocco, alcohol is not part of the menu, but you can order a virgin mojito or alcohol-free beer to complement your meal.

 

Café Kif Kif

28 Rue Koutoubia

Marrakech 40000, Morocco

212 649 071498

 

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