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The best breakfast in Marrakech

6th January 2015 Print
One of Riad Africa's cosy bedrooms

Breakfast in a Marrakech riad can be a hit and miss affair but English-owned Riad Africa claims to serve the best breakfast in the entire Medina.

Rather than just offering the usual croissants, local bread, yoghurt, fresh orange juice and a fried or boiled egg, the riad’s cook also offers a selection of three cereals, muesli, toast (rarely offered in Morocco), cakes, a selection of fresh fruit or fruit salad plus cheese or Spanish omelettes or poached eggs.

On most days guests can also order Moroccan breakfast specialities of Msemen (flattened square pancakes/crepes), Sfenj (a North African doughnut cooked in oil) or Baghrir (round semolina pancakes, delicious with honey).

Comments Nick Anstead, owner of Riad Africa: “Breakfast is very important to us Brits and a bad one – especially when on holiday – can get the day off on a poor note.”

“We have gone the extra mile to ensure that our guests have the tastiest breakfast possible to get them ready for a hard day’s bartering in the souks.”

Riad Africa has 10 rooms and suites, each individually decorated to the highest of standards.

There is also a plunge pool and a large roof terrace for dinging al fresco or enjoying a G&T whilst watching the sun go down.

The property is centrally located in the old city, just a short stroll from the souks and main square which bursts into life at dusk each evening when the food vendors, musicians, acrobats, storytellers and snake charmers appear to ply their trade.

A two-night stay at Riad Africa in January costs from just £62 pp (two sharing) on a B&B basis.

Flights extra (around £120 pp with Easyjet).

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One of Riad Africa's cosy bedrooms