Hg2 : The Hedonist

Nid Cigogne

An unprepossessing place (to say the least) from the outside, Nid’ Cigogne is nonetheless a bit of a godsend among Marrakech cafes, offering shaded respite and a good menu when the going gets hot down in the Kasbah. Nid’ Cigogne is handily located opposite the Saadian tombs, the walls of which the local storks like to use as a meeting-place and lavatory, and is, interestingly enough for a Moroccan café, run entirely by women. After the initial ascent up the shabby staircase, you reach a covered terrace that looks directly down on the entrance to the tombs and the usually busy square around it. Behind is another, prettier roof terrace which uses plants and vines to good effect, and a mezzanine level with a couple of wicker chairs set up for an intimate chinwag. The menu is surprisingly extensive and inexpensive – portions are large – and is very good to vegetarians. Choose from such dishes as couscous, salads, tajines

60 Place des Tombeaux Saadiennes, Kasbah,
+212 5 24 38 20 92
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