Friendly Place, Tasty Food, & Delish Juices
Posted on 06 / 23 / 2011
The signs pointing to Earth Cafe bear the unfortunate words, "soup kitchen," but it was the word "vegetarian" that kept me on the quest to finding it. It's a short 5-minute walk off Jemaa El-Fna, and the signs are prominent. Upstairs off the street, the restaurant is divided into two dining rooms, one with a French menu on the wall, the other with an English menu. (The English side is brighter, overlooking the street.)
Vegans won't have a lot to choose from--there was just one vegan dish on offer the day I visited--but vegetarians have three or four choices; omnivores have the whole menu to choose from, which, in total, is really only about eight items.
Tea, fresh juices (carrot, beet, etc.), and coffee are on offer, and bread and delicious olive oil are served to diners before the meal arrives. The staff were very kind and helpful and can offer recommendations for things to do and see in Marrakech.
The sole vegan dish on offer the day I visited was a "veggie burger." The ingredients were seemingly at odds with each other (veggies seasoned with oregano, and finished with coconut and mango sauces?!), but the potato-based "burger" and everything on the plate was scrumptious and filling.
Prices are a bit high for Morocco; 70 dhiram is the going price for a meal here, but in terms of quality and presentation, the prices seem fair.
Vegan-friendly, vegetarian-friendly, friendly staff
only one vegan choice, a bit expensive,