Serves meat, vegan options available. Multi-floored cafe on the square of the Jemâa el Fna. Offers vegetarian breakfasts which can be made vegan if you omit the honey. Serves Moroccan pancakes with jams, olive oils, olives, orange juice, mint tea etc. Also has a range of juices. The lunch and dinner menu has a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes including quinoa salad, lentil salad, Zeitoun salad (grilled vegetables), vegetable couscous and vegetable tagine. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-11:30pm.

Venue map for Zeitoun Cafe
© OpenStreetMap contributors

21 Reviews

First Review by EmmaPamley-Liddell


Points +58

26 Mar 2023

Great fresh food

Very nice restaurant, good service. We had the lentil salad which was really nice and fresh, and the vegetable tagine (not the most flavourful but still really good). Reasonably priced and great location

Pros: Fresh healthy food, Good service

Cons: Bit more flavour or spice would be nice



Points +19

16 Mar 2023

Good vegan options

We had 3 vegan dishes. The white bean soup stole the show however the vegan tagine and lentil salad were also both delicious. 220mad for the 3 dishes and 2 peppermint teas

Pros: White bean soup , Vegan vegetable tagine


Points +24

22 Jan 2023

Handy to grab cous cous on the square

Nice terrace to look out into the square. Handy to get some vege cous cous and mint tea


Points +17

10 Oct 2022

Good couscous

Had vegetarian couscous and vegetarian ravine. Both really good. Very big portions, good location. Friendly staff.

Pros: Some vegetarian options. , Good location , Nice staff


Points +70

01 Jun 2022

Good food, nice Location, nice stuff

We went there for breakfast and also Dinner. Dinner was amazing, for breakfast they Don‘t have a vegan option on the card but they can adapt one. For dinner they have lots of things.

Pros: Lots of vegan dinner and lunch options , Very fresh , Big portions


Points +87

27 Jan 2020

Nice view, ok food.

We wanted dinner, overlooking the plaza. The place was nice. Nice atentive staff (male) with good English. We had vegetable tajine (70 dirhams) and salad (60 dirhams). Both were ok, but no taste explosion. Vegan/vegatarian options are clearly marked. The menu is not very large, so only about 4-5 were vegan. But ok. The view was great.

Pros: Great view

Cons: Small selection of food


Points +121

17 Jan 2020

Great menu

Not so much options for vegan breakfast and had a feeling maybe staff don't understand veganism so well. They bring us honey although we try to say no.
At the dinner time better options and clearly market on the menu.


Points +21

Mostly Veg
31 Oct 2019

Great restaurant with loads of vegan options

Great location right on the square (follow the Google pin, not the Happy Cow one, which is in the wrong place). Numerous delicious vegan options, all clearly labelled. Friendly and helpful staff.

Pros: Great food, Clear labelling, Good location

Cons: None


Points +38

04 Sep 2019

Great restaurant

Our first night in Marrakech we ate here because I read the reviews on here. It was a nice view over the square and the food was good. I had the vegetable tajine and it tastes very good.


Points +24

01 Sep 2019

Great Menu!

Had the best vegetable tajine and mixed salads for starters!

Pros: vegan options available , great taste, nice service


Points +34

08 May 2019

Fresh wholesome food

A small but good selection of Vegan options
The salad comes in 6 small glass jars and is really good and freshly made
The two main vegan meals, being a tangene and a cous cous both are fresh and tasty

Pros: They have 5 or 6 Vegan options across the menu

Cons: Good value


Points +2865

23 Apr 2019

Great location, great food, excellent tea!

Our trip to Zeitoun Cafe started as wanting to sort somewhere with a mint tea, watching the world go by as we overlooked the square and we decided we’d try the food. This was a very good decision as the food was really good! It’s a bit of a cliche to eat tagine everywhere in Morocco but if you spend a bit of time there you get hooked on it so tagine was the order of the day here. It was a great mix of potato, tomato, courgette, carrots and peas in a delicious sauce. As good as the food was though, the mint tea was definitely the star attraction for us. I had an iced mint tea whilst my partner went for the traditional hot mint tea. It really is one of life’s pleasures to just sit back with a small cup of this stuff and take some time to enjoy the moment watching people walking in the square.

Make sure you book a table or head there quite early or very late to get a table on the balcony, otherwise you’ll be indoors.

Pros: Decent vegan choices, Reasonable prices, Top views of Jemma el-Fna


Points +215

14 Apr 2019

Six Moroccan salads

The food is delicious and clearly marked and vegan. We got the six Moroccan salad starter (would recommend) which was delicious and included some of my favourites like zaalouk 😋for mains we had veg tajine and veg cous cous which was good 👍 staff speak both english and french it the cafe is located within the square.

Pros: Clearly marked vegan options, Six salad starter was amazing


Points +227

04 Feb 2019

Recommended! I had to return

This place has clearly identifies vegan options to eat, although they are not a whole menu of vegan options, you can manage to return and order something different. Vegan food was so good that even my non-vegan friend ordered a vegan meal the second time we went to this restaurant. Totally recommended.

Pros: Clear vegan options, Good location, Closer to authentic food


Points +49

01 Dec 2018

Lousy service

Though it has some vegetarian choices, it can’t cater to my dietary needs.

Pros: Nice ambience, Interesting desserts

Cons: Bad service, Discriminating


Points +28

24 Aug 2018

Good veg options

Tried the mix salad plates.. had 6 vegan mini salads which were really good. Also had the tajine veggie. Was decently priced and was the best option in the big square.


Points +137

07 Feb 2018

Delicious food

We were seated on the open terrace upstairs which gave us a bird's eye view of the square. The waiter seemed not to understand when I asked him if they had vegan food as he said no! Yet around half a dozen options were clearly marked as vegan on the menu, and several others which were vegetarian, for my 14 year old and husband. Service was prompt, the food was hot, fresh and delicious and portions were generous. The staff were friendly and attentive but not overbearing, and not breathing down our necks to vacate, although most tables were taken. Prices good - about £40 for a two course meal for 4, including 2 pots of delicious mint tea. Would have no hesitation in going back.

Pros: Lots of vegan choices


Points +32

16 Oct 2017

Pretty good

Good location with a nice view, lentil salad was all that I had but it was good! More expensive than other restos due to the location. Clearly labelled menu. Really nice staff.

Pros: Lovely staff

Cons: Busy, understandably, Meat


Points +61

10 Sep 2017

Nice Dinner with Great View

Great to find a central restaurant with several clearly labelled vegan options. I had a fruit smoothie and the quinoa salad, both very nice! It's just off the main square so you can watch the hustle of Jemaa el Fna from the terrace. Recommend arriving just before sunset and sitting upstairs!

Pros: Labelled vegan options, Prices reasonable , Great views

Cons: Slowish service


Points +558

23 May 2017

A solid 3.5 stars

Lovely staff. Well located off the souk.
Good prices - 2 cokes, a lentil salad, a veg tagine and a veg couscous for 225DHM. Good quality food. All vegan options clearly labelled.
Complimentary bread & olives

Nothing too exciting but a great staple and a wonderful view from the 1st floor terrace restaurant area.

Pros: Clearly labelled vegan options, Very reasonable prices, Central location

Cons: Not a huge choice for vegans


Points +200

08 Mar 2017

Vegetarian/Vegan Breakfast

We went here for breakfast. From memory you have a choice of five breakfasts, some containing eggs and honey. We had Moroccan square pancakes, fluffy pancakes and orange juice and mint tea.
The waiter messed up our order TWICE because he didn't write it down.
Toilets were clean though and the food was cheap. We paid 166 dinar for five breakfasts. CASH ONLY.
Main menu has lentil, quinoa salad as well as tagines.

Pros: Cheap, Food was good, Toilets clean

Cons: It's in the main square - which I despise, Messed up our order twice

This page has been viewed 5323 times.