Cafe Clock was founded by Mike Richardson following a brief visit to Fez in 2006 that was to become a lasting love affair. Named for the centuries old water clock that occupies the facing wall to the Bou Inania Madrasa it fast became a cultural hub in the old city. The concept has since expanded to venues in the Kasbah of Marrakech, and the famed blue city of Chefchaouen.
Aside from serving great food and drinks, our purpose is to enable visitors easy access to the amazing and diverse culture of Morocco through music, art and cuisine. We pride ourselves on being an all inclusive meeting place for locals and visitors alike and our hope is that these cross-cultural exchanges are enriching for all.
All our cafes are converted from extraordinary medieval houses with great respect for local architecture and design details, and all are located within the ancient medinas of some of Morocco’s most iconic destinations.
We look forward to welcoming you to Clock very soon.
Our completely Moroccan team now number close to 75. Every member of staff is given the opportunity to travel within country to train and work different Clock venues, as well as getting the chance to improve their English language skills through the American Language Centre (ALIF) in Fez and Marrakech. We welcome interns, so if you would like to organise a stage at any of the Cafe Clock venues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving back is an important part of our business, so 10 dirhams of the price of every camel burger sold goes directly to a local cause close to our hearts. Projects that currently benefit from this initiative are the Fez Medina Children's Library, Friends of Fez Orphans, and the Moroccan International Women’s Association, which advocates education for all. Cafe Clock also serves as a centre for Peace Corps across all venues, and the 15 most disenfranchised families in our immediate neighbourhoods are supported every Eid with a box of staples.