Café de la Poste
By far the trendiest of the restaurants in Marrakech for lunch, the Grand Café De La Poste – located directly across from the main post office on Mohammed V – is a direct emulation of a classic 1920s French bistro, complete with rattan chairs, charming outdoor terrace and an elegant, spacious interior. The outside terrace is the most popular place to hang out; separated from the busy Mohammed V by a fence that allows striated glimpses of the world outside, the Grand Café De La Poste is where many of the city’s ‘dahlings’ converge to take advantage of the sophisticated menu, impeccable service and congenial atmosphere. Inside the café are more tables and a grand staircase leading up to an informal Moroccan-style deck that’s kitted out with comfy sofas, soft cushions and low tables. The café’s menu is one of the best in town, offering great breakfast and lunch options, as well as refined evening meals. The place favours French-style dishes but stretches to other European and Moroccan dishes as well. Of course you have to pay for this; the hottest place to lunch in town is, as you might expect, also the most expensive.