The city of Marrakech has a very long metropolitan tradition, being one of the four key cities of the Berber Empire. Now an economic center of Morocco, it steadily attracts visitors who delight on exploring authentic North African touch in its gardens, old mosques, and palaces. Cafes provide respite for all busy tourists right in the heart of the city. These are the top 5 best small restaurants in Marrakech:

Café Arabe

Café Arabe is located at 184 Rue Mouassine, open to the public from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM. Visitors can either dine inside the richly decorated courtyard or unwind at the upper terraces providing a spectacular view of the city's urban vista. The café specializes in Italian cuisine to complement their local menu.

Café Clock

Located at the 224 Derb Chtouka, this small restaurant is famous for their signature dish called 'camel burger.' Like many traditional cafes in Morocco, this place also hosts many cultural workshops such as cooking classes, random semi-academic seminars and Sunday 'sunset concerts.' Café Clock is open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Le Jardin

The Le Jardin proudly considers itself the 'oasis of calm' in the midst of the bustling and teeming metropolitan Marrakech, located at 32 Souk Sidi Abdelaziz. This café's green-tiled courtyard is replete with potted trees and pruned foliage that are home to its endemic birds. Le Jardin is open to public from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM, serving its well-known barbecues.   

Un Dejeuner a Marrakech

Located at 4 Rue Douar Graoua, this is arguably the most underrated of all top 5 cafes in Marrakech. Despite its humble exteriors, Un Dejeuner a Marrakech is known for its unique menus such as goat cheese and basil ice cream among others. This café is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Café du Livre

The one unique aspect about Café du Livre is that it is also a mini-library. This small restaurant has an assortment of over 2000 books. To some extent, this posh and cozy establishment in 44 Rue Tarik ibn Ziad is considered a popular hang-out for expats. Among its popular activities include trivia nights and live TV viewing sessions during scheduled national sports events.  This cafe is open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.