Cafe Clock

Top choice in Marrakesh

Little sister to the Fez original, Cafe Clock is housed in an old school with sunset views over the Kasbah from its rooftop. The food, including vegie options like quiche and seasonal couscous, is decent – tourists delight in the signature camel burger. However, its popularity rests on its packed calendar of cultural performances, which also attracts many young Marrakshis.

As well as ad hoc art exhibitions and live Amazigh and gnaoua concerts on Saturday and Sunday respectively, Cafe Clock hosts weekly sessions of hikayat (storytelling), inviting Djemaa El Fna's last traditional storyteller to weave his magic while teaching a new generation this dying oral art form. Sessions are held in a mix of Darija and English.

The cafe also runs a variety of cultural workshops. Sign up for a 101 session on Marrakshi culture and language, stir up some Moroccan flavours on a cooking course, learn how to make your pen dance across the page during a calligraphy course or master the basics of playing the oud.

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