Respond to Review of Earth Cafe Marrakech
Review: Just to be absolutely clear, this review refers to the original vegetarian branch of Earth Cafe. I went to Earth Cafe with an open mind, thanks to the luke warm reviews on Happy Cow. Morocco is a difficult country to be vegetarian in, never mind vegan, and we'd mostly been living off tomato, avocado and olive sandwiches assembled in our hotel room. Dspite the range of poor reviews, most people admitted to eating in Earth Cafe more than once per trip so I reasoned it couldn't possibly be that bad. It was easy enough to find. As another reviewer says, it's on the left rather than on the right, so most maps are misleading in that regard. There were plenty of helpful signs dotted along the street pointing us in the right direction. I ordered the vegan burger, which was absolutely divine. Bunless, it was two patties made of root vegetables, greens and nuts, stacked on a heap of baked root veg dressed with a kind of balsamic glaze (there's a photo in the gallery). My friend ordered a vegetable rice dish with freshly squeezed beetroot and orange juice. The interior was lovely and cool - not dingy at all, just lacking the gloss of a McDonald's. Service was relatively quick considering there was a handful of other diners and I'd been prepared for a long wait. Overall, it was a really positive experience. The meals were both delicious (although mine was better!), and although there was a limited selection (10 or so dishes to choose between) each one seemed pretty distinctive to me. I'd highly recommend Earth Cafe to hungry veggies/vegans travelling through Marrakech.