Grand Café de la Poste, Marrakesh
Corner of El Mansour Eddahbi and Avenue Imam Malik
Tel: 212 24 43 30 38
Concierge.com's insider take:
With a vast terrazzo veranda shaded by bamboo blinds and cooled by a battery of ceiling fans, this grand Marrakesh brasserie feels more Southeast Asian than North African. It opened in 2006 in a French colonialera (1925) post office and since then has been pulling in all the right Marrakshis from 8 am till late evening. The food is light, and mainly French. Shoppers tuckered out from a morning of trolling the chic shops of Guéliz recharge with marinated chicken salad with avocado, tomato, and Parmesan; complimentary hors d'oeuvres sate the late-afternoon cocktail crowd; and the catch of the day (grilled, steamed, or sautéed) is a good dinner option. Check, too, if fresh oysters from nearby Oualidia are available. Everything is served by a troupe of superattractive, totally charming young Moroccan men and women. Reservations are recommended for lunch and dinner. For lunch, expect to pay $50 for two people with a glass of wine and bottle of mineral water; double that amount for dinner, including a bottle of wine.
Open daily 8 am to 1 am.