Marvellously Moroccan Kasbah Cafe Bazaar

I love Bold Street in Liverpool. It’s the eclectic centre of the city, filled with quirky shops, cafes, tea parlours, and eateries. People walking up and down the street are like from a hipster fashion show, with pieces probably bought in the shop next door you spot them. I fell in love with Bold Street years ago when I did a stint in the editorial team of LiverpoolConfidential whose offices were just around the corner and I always miss working there. I was cool back then, promise.

 

 

Saying that, for some reason I have never managed to pop in Kasbah, a North African café bazaar with a massive Moroccan influence. I remember always saying I need to eat there every time I’ve passed it, I’ve spied at their menu online and once I even went to have lunch there but the queue was so long in snaked out to the street and I ended up leaving it because I was starving. I can’t remember where I ended up in though, so obviously the replacement meal didn’t make much of a massive impact on me.

 

 

But not this time! Hubby took me out to Liverpool for the day because I was feeling down in the dumps (boo) and we finally managed to have lunch in Kasbah (yay). Their lunchtime can get quite busy so we timed our arrival to bang on when they started serving to make sure we made it. Planning paid off and I think we were the first people  there.

 

 

I’ll get straight to the point. If North African cuisine is your thing you’ll love it here. If it isn’t, you probably still will. Staring with the décor, which whisks you to some faraway land as soon as you enter. I love the little touches, like gold-carved tables, authentic tea glasses and the hundred incense burners hanging from the ceiling. The bustling Bold Street slips away, and you’re decidedly in Morocco.

 

 

And guess what! All the furniture there is for sale. If you fancy the fittings, mirrors or poufs, you can buy them here. Jewellery, candles, Hanna lamps, tea sets, glassware, tables, chairs, tagines, rugs, Fez hats, slippers… it’s all for sale. So it’s almost like café bazaar come interior design shop. With food. Who doesn’t love that?

 

 

I don’t know why I thought the menu would be full of really spicy things. I mean I can handle some heat and hubby blooming loves it but I have had experiences where too much chilli has actually ruined my meal because I burnt my mouth and couldn’t taste anything for like, days. OK, maybe not for days but you know what I mean. It was unpleasant.

 

 

Kasbah menu is really clever though, it has some hot items and some mild ones, and even covers areas like burgers and steaks, but all with a Moroccan twist. So whatever the level of your adventurousness, afterwards you can say you had some Moroccan food and probably that you loved it, too.

 

 

Their lunch deal is pretty sweet, which is why we fancied visiting during the earlier hours. You can pick a two or three course meal from their lunch menu for £10.95 or £13.95 respectively, and their lunch menu isn’t short of options either.

 

 

To avoid severe cases of food envy, hubby and I ended up ordering the same thing. We started with Briouats Lala Zhour, a filo pastry roll filled with cheese and olives, served with sweet tomato and chilli chutney and some herbal tea and mint infused lemonade. For mains we had the Tagine De Fez, a succulent lamb tagine with caramelised prunes, roasted almonds and apricots.

 

 

I’ll just go the record and say both were spot on. The lamb fell off the bone and was so tender it was unreal. Yes, maybe it was a tad fatty but when it’s been soaked in a delicious broth for hours on end, you really don’t mind. The Briouats Lala Zhour were the stars of the show though, crispy on the outside and oozing of soft delicious cheese on the inside. The chutney was blooming amazing too, and had I not been so stuffed afterward all that food I would have asked to take some home with me.

 

 

I think it’s a damn shame it’s taken me years to finally visit this little gem, but that just means that I have to visit more often now to make up for all the lost time, right? Hubby is definitely a fan too, so I can kind of guess where next date night is going to be.

 

You can view Kasbah’s menu HERE.

 

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  • WOW !I have never tried Moroccan food but I bet I’m gonna love it if it looks that great.

  • Amazing pics! I would love go there someday. The restaurant and the food look fabulous.

  • Thats a very pretty restaurant. I love Moroccan food, love using my tagine. It also makes a pretty accessory in my kitchen.

  • nicole

    this place looks so nice!! I will have to make a visit!

  • Looks like a great little dining experience! So many little cafes to try here in Chicago, so I can relate to wondering why I haven’t done it before!

  • eazynazy

    what a beautiful cafe. The food looks mouth watering

  • Helene Cohen Bludman

    I would love to go someday. I always enjoy trying ethnic cuisines.

  • Sandra Crespo

    What an awesome looking cafe! I haven’t tried Moroccan food it looks delicious I need to look for some places in my area!

  • I’ve never tried Moroccan food but it looks really yummy! The whole place looks fantastic x

  • This place looks so fab! Right up my street – wish I was closer although I do get to Liverpool every now and again.

  • Elizabeth O.

    I love dishes that are packed with flavors from spices and herbs! This looks like a lovely place to dine in!

  • Such a great place! Love the interior and OMG I love Maroccan food <3 – https://esseremoda.nl/melasti-beach-the-most-beautiful-beach-in-bali/

  • What a quaint little cafe! I actually would like this decor in my own house!

  • Oh my gosh, how fun and I love that you can buy things there besides the food. I’d have a blast at this place and if I’m ever in the area I’m going to check it out.

  • Love that everything in there is for sale. Looks super delicious!

  • That place looks amazing. The food looks delicious and the decor is awesome. If I get the chance to go I will.

  • This place looks so good! Always down to try new cuisines, and since I’ve never had Moroccan, I would love to try this restaurant out! 🙂

  • Bold street seems so interesting, would love to stroll around! Kasbah cafe sounds even more interesting! Is really everything on sale? I would love to have a few burners, the whole decoration is so lovely! I don’t even have to mention how good the food is looking…
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  • Its always nice finding a good cafe. When I find a few good ones I stick to them.

  • I love that everything in there is for sale – what a great way to allow patrons to take something with them that lasts longer than the food.

  • Looks super delicious. 🙂 I can’t stop loving your food photos!

  • I love all the pendant lights…such a fun decor element! And the food looks delish to boot. Great find!

  • What a beautiful place and I love Moroccan food!

  • I wish I lived by the Kabash Cafe Bazaar. The decor is beautiful and the food looks amazing. I would love a good North African meal. Looks delicious.

  • Jessica Taylor

    Briouats Lala Zhour sounds amazing! I love trying new foods, so this is right up my alley!

  • I love trying out new cafes and what not – and this place looks like it needs to me to check it out too!

  • robin Rue

    What a cute café! The food all looks so good. I would love to eat there.