Marrakech is an instagrammers heaven, this is exactly why we booked to visit the city as we knew we’d get some great shots to fill those tiny pixel squares.
Atay Cafe is a cosy restaurant set in the Marrakech Medina. Once you’ve weaved your way through the labyrinth of souks you’ll find this gem hidden halfway along a pink-washed, dusty street.
Upon arrival the downstairs area appears fairly ordinary; a chilled and comfy setting to enjoy a mint tea or two and watch the crazy Moroccan world pass by.
However, the restaurant is set across a few floors and at every level the magic of this place begins to unfold.
The decor is distinctively Moroccan; an eclectic mix of different patterned and coloured cushions scattered across every seat, traditional berber rugs from the Atlas mountains spread across the floors, wicker placemats and pendant lighting on and above every table, and even a wall mural of a camel… well, why not?
Atay Cafe is insta-famous for it’s rooftop views, and it certainly did not disappoint.
We proudly took our place at the very top, to soak in as much of the colour and culture of the Marrakech skyline as possible, and the incredible views of the Koutoubia Mosque.
The food was also fantastic!
For starters we opted for Briwats; hot filo pastry parcels oozing with feta cheese and spinach and a fresh, zingy tomato and mozzarella salad.
For main we shared two dishes; Couscous Kefta, a traditional dish adorned with brightly coloured vegetables and lamb kofta style meatballs and a tagine of saffron, lemon chicken with olives… probably one of the best tagines we ate whilst in Morocco and also one of the cheapest!
Dinner was all washed down with a couple of refreshing lemon and ginger juices.
After dinner we stayed and enjoyed the views for as long as possible (until it became very awkward and we’d definitely outstayed our welcome!).
We’d highly recommend visiting Atay Cafe if you’re ever in Marrakech, just be sure to tag us in any of your Instagram pictures!