Best coffee shops in Mexico City

The ultimate guide to coffee shops in Mexico City

Mexico City is a hipster heaven. It’s full of quirky, artisanal coffee shops so if you’re a digital nomad looking for a coffee shop in which to work – you are spoilt here.

This list of coffee shops covers the Condesa & Roma Norte area, as it’s one of the safest, and most wealthy areas within the city.

So here’s my favourite 11 coffee shops in Mexico City. There’s also google links for each one, so you can easily save them as favourites to your map.

Condesa

This coffee shop is full of digital nomads and creatives, working on laptops or having production meetings, tucking into their acai bowls, cold brew or matcha latte. It’s bright and airy, the wifi is fast & there are are plugs under every table.

Plus, there’s a real tree growing in the middle, cushions with cat eyes on, AND free mint-cucumber-infused water on tap. What more can you possibly need?

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Located close to the park but far enough away to mean you don’t get too many sellers bothering you. They do funky flavours of coffee & chocolate – I tried the mix of ‘cinnamon & chilli mocha’ which was pretty yummy. Alternatively, their Americano is a solid choice & has never let me down. The vibe is great here as it’s full of digital nomads.

Finally somewhere with Flat Whites! And they taste just as creamy, strong & tasty as in England. It’s another quite small coffee shop with long wooden tables, and not many plugs, but quite a relaxed vibe here if you go fully charged.

Brown Caffeine Lab - Best Coffee Shop Mexico City

This is an authentic, small cafe on a prime corner of one of the most beautiful streets in Mexico City (Calle Amsterdam) – so is a great people-watching spot. Maybe not the best place to work, if you get easily distracted, but I love going here to read my book – it’s so easy to stay all day. They also do amazing goats cheese sandwiches!

Best coffee shops in Mexico City - Volador Condesa

Best coffee shops in Mexico City - Volador sandwich

Aimee is cute and small but never very busy & always very bright. They also have solid wifi & plugs under every table. Plus, 2-for-1 craft beers in the afternoon.

If a load of bikes suspended on the wall isn’t the definition of hipster, then I don’t know what is. They also do great pizzas, lots of plugs, and good internet.

La Routa, Condesa - Best Coffee Shop Mexico City

My favourite beer garden in Mexico City. If you go to work, go fully charged because there weren’t any plugs in the garden (although inside is also pretty comfy with vinyls on the wall).

Freims, Condesa - Best Coffee Shop Mexico City

Roma Norte

Furry rugs on the chairs, a hammock right by the door & the best iced-almond-milk latte I’ve had, maybe in my life.

But make sure you go fully charged as there aren’t any plugs here.

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This is a chain of libraries – there are a few dotted round the city – but the one in Roma Norte is by far my favourite, as it’s spacious and airy.

Best coffee shops in Mexico City El Pendulo

The Cardinal is quite small, so make sure you get here early to nab one of the tables. The interior is pretty hipster with globes casually sitting on the antique tables.

Best coffee shops in Mexico City - Cardinal Casa de Cafe, Roma Norte

 

And if you go a little further out towards Chapultepec Park…

I couldn’t not include this beauty, as the view by the lake is so peaceful (even when it’s full it’s amazing). It’s another quirky library with a cafe, and a terrace area where you can enjoy a cuppa.

Best coffee shops in Mexico City - Porrua

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4 Comments

  1. I was literally just telling my fiancé that I wanted to go to a cute coffee shop in the city instead of Starbucks to do some blogging. Thanks for the suggestions, it looks like we have some exploring to do!

  2. Samdi

    These are trendy and expat friendly cafes, but if you want real quality coffee and a hipster vibe in the true sense of the word, you’ll want to check out Avellaneda (either location in Coyoacan), Rococo (hands down the best), and Ruta de la Seda (for tea). I also recommend Cafe Negro and Cafe Olvidado, both in Coyoacan.

    • hats

      Thanks Samdi – great advice! I’m always on the look-out for more and am trying to find the most authentic spots too, so I will definitely try these ones out too 🙂

  3. You should try Cicatriz in Juarez, best coffee I’ve ever had in my life and I’m positive you’ll love the space and food.

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