The Café Des Épices (Spice Cafe) is a nicely renovated building. It's painted red and set amid several souqs, or markets of the medina. It's located in the Place aux épices (Plaza of Spices), with an informal market in the center, where spices and baskets are sold along with various beauty products. The cafe has a fairly minimalist décor that respects the traditional architecture of the city, formerly called the red city. It is quiet, and it has a small terrace to view the medina and the square below. The cafe is staffed by a team of French and Moroccans and serves pastries and mint tea, cold drinks, salads and sandwiches.