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The Top 10 Cafés of Mexico City

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La Pagoda * Maque * Rosseta Havre * Café Biscottino * Maison Belen * Frutos Prohibidos…y Otros Placeres * El Beneficio Café * Café Avellaneda * Maison Kayser Reforma * Panaderia Rosetta

The Best Coffees of Istanbul brought us closer to the roots of the black and strong Turkish coffee, but now let’s go straight across the ocean and discover another great capital. Mexico City can take pride in a large café and al a carte restaurant history.

Mexican food now occupies so many food lover’s heart and soul that it now dominates all over the world with its many signature food recipes. People now are more keen to know about its dishes. Though it has no economic progression with the competitive world it carries so tempting and delicious food recipes. There is a large demand for coffee itself, so Mexico City has a lot of cafés.

Besides this, people in Mexico like to eat Western and French style food as well. To meet the expectations, there are so many cafés in Mexico City. For many, going without a cup of coffee in the morning means they just can’t perform their daily routine. After so many hurdles, Mexico’s café culture began to resemble what we would recognize as café today.

Mexican food spread across Europe and soon they became gathering places for those intellectuals who debated among themselves. Mexico cafés are something in the minority on a world-wide scale. We gathered the ten best Mexico cafes hereunder:

 

10. La Pagoda

  • Address: Colima 166, colonia Roma, ciudad de México
  • Telephone: +52 55 5207 7065
  • Metro: Canchas Metro Insurgentes
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sun 13.30-23.30
  • More information about the coffee house: http://www.pagoda.mx/MenuDelDia.aspx

La Pagoda's entrance

La Pagoda is located just a couple of blocks from Palacio de Bellas Artes, in the old city center. Tourists don’t come up here, but usually, you have to wait 10-15 minutes until you reach the end of the long line. In fact, there are fancier Mexico City cafes and vegetarians would not be satisfied here.

However, it is perfect for a family gathering with its cafeteria or 1950’s dinner style, the prices are quite low and the menu is very large (they also feature a very affordable menu of the day that includes four courses).

Prices are very affordable, the atmosphere of the place reminds us of an American fast food: you have to que outside and wait until they shout your name when a table is free. Anyway, the service is very sedulous and polite in this Mexico coffee shop. Takeout is also possible.

The meals are typically Mexican, the menu offers practically all traditional Mexican dishes for breakfast, lunch, and supper. We really recommend the chicken soup and ensalada Carmen. The restaurant is full of locals, which is always a good sign (locals always know better the right places). La Pagoda definitely deserves a visit, don’t miss it if you saunter along Mexico City.

 

9. Maque

  • Address: Osuliama 4 | Frente al Parque Mexico, Mexico City 06100, Mexico
  • Telephone: +52 55 2454 4662
  • Opening hours: Mon – Sat 08:00 – 22:00, Sun 08:00 – 21:00
  • More information about the coffee house: http://www.maque.com.mx/

Mague's entrance with locals

Maque’s location is just unbeatable, it’s right near the Insurgentes Avenue and the corner of México Park, Ozuluama and Citlaltépetl in the heart of Colonia Condesa. It is a busy place and you have to wait in line for a while, but it deserves the time (except if you arrive in the morning, around 8.30 am). You can just sit outside and watch the locals pass by.

If you are lucky, you may even catch a serenade at breakfast by people playing on the street. Note that there is no wi-fi, so if you want to do your teleworking from here, this may not the proper place.

Maque is a really popular for breakfast and lunch at weekends. The menu is really rich and the prices are moderate. You may even order packets for 200 pesos with juice, coffee, sweet breads (pan dulces) and an entree. You should definitely try brunch here, it will even out top your wildest dreams.

They offer a wide variety of typical Mexican dishes: omelets, pastries, pumpkin pie, chilaquiles (both verde and roja), pollo enchiladas, enfrijoladas, huevos rancheros, panes dulces, jugos, chocolate etc. Chai tea latte and espresso is also great. You should really try it if you travel to the Mexican capital city.

 

8. Rosseta Havre

  • Address: Colima 166, colonia Roma, ciudad de México
  • Telephone: +52 55 5207 7065
  • Metro: Canchas Metro Insurgentes
  • Opening hours:Mon-Sun 13.30-23.30
  • More information about the coffee house: http://www.rosetta.com.mx/

Antique interiour of the Rosseta Havre

This is the Mexico coffee house where you will feel like you were in Paris. The Mexico coffee shop is located in a beautiful old building. The decor is beautiful, the vibes and the ambiance are really positive and nice. The service is really impeccable and the display of the pastries is very attractive.

The patrons are respectful and relaxed, even in the early morning. You may also sit out on a cute little terrace or just sit by the bar alone. It is a bit expensive for Mexican standards, but as a tourist, you will be satisfied. The quality is certainly high. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, this is a well-run business.

The foods are so delicious that you will suddenly forget about your diet and enjoy! Excellent pastries, bread, quiches with capsicum and chorizo, great croque madames, cookies, and scones. The pain au chocolat almost matches the French ones. I would definitely try the chocolate hazelnut pie, everybody falls in love with it, not to mention the cardamomo ice cream, combine it with a good old espresso.

Cappuccinos and the latte art are also very delicious in this coffee shop Mexico. There is a wide variety of juices too (carrot, ginger, beetroot and pineapple). They taste really good with a sandwich with eggplant, goat cheese and dried tomatoes. Worth a visit.

 

7. Café Biscottino

  • Address: Luis G Urbina 4 Local 1, Cuauhtémoc, Polanco Chapultepec, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Telephone: +52 55 5280 2155
  • Metro: Auditorio
  • Opening hours: Mon-Thu 6.30-21.30, Fri 6.30-17.30, Sat closed, Sun 8.00-21.00
  • More information about the coffee house: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeBiscottino

caffe biscottino

Caffe Biscottino is a cute, tiny local Mexico coffee shop located not far from Lincoln Park and Casa Castelar. It hides in a place imbued with a really positive vibe, you can have a coffee quietly alone or with company. If you are looking for a non-tourist café with good quality breakfast options, this is the place for you. When you enter, you will immediately feel that typical fresh coffee bean aroma.You can easily become addicted to this Mexico café with its reasonable prices.

The owner studied at a culinary institute in the US, thus all the bread, pastries, etc are made on location. The pastries and the toasts are beautiful and fresh. You should really try chocolate chip cookies, the snacks, and the sandwiches.The staff is kind and polite, trained baristas are responsible for the preparation of the delicious, yummy coffee with La Mazorcco machine.

Original drinks such as agua de nuez (a smoothie with soy or almond milk with nuts and cinnamon) or syrups with flavors like rose and cardamom are also available. The internet is fast and works fine. We really recommend this place, it will definitely be a great experience for you! Don’t miss this coffee shop Mexico during your Mexican trip.

 

6. Maison Belen

  • Address: Emilio Castelar 31 | Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Telephone: +52 55 5280 3756
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri 08:00-20:00, Sat – Sun 08:00-19:00
  • More information about the coffee house: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maison-Belen

Maison Bellen coffee shop

You must give a try to this little, cozy coffee shop Mexico, which is almost like someone’s house. The bohemian ambiance will immediately capture you. There are many breakfast places around (Pain Quotidien, La Boheme etc), but this is one of the best among them.

The place can be a little bit overcrowded, but if you arrive earlier, this can be avoided.  It’s nice to sit on the sidewalk on a pleasant shaded street without much traffic with a superb strong coffee to enjoy a calm Sunday morning, but prepare yourself: you have a fair amount of chance that you will have to wait for the table. The service is warm and friendly though.

You can choose from a wide selection of juices, they have Illy coffee, which represents an impeccable quality. Wonderful bread, eggs and croissants are available. The menu is clearly Mexican, but you may also discover international traits.

Maison Belen’s real specialty is the scrambled eggs with salmon and capers, chocolate conch pastry and the chilaquiles divorciados with chicken is also worth trying. The prices are a little bit high, but the quality compensates us. If you are spending your time in Mexico City, Maison Belen can offer you a really exciting experience.

 

5. Frutos Prohibidos…y Otros Placeres

  • Address: Av Amsterdam 244 Local B, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Telephone:+52 55 5264 5808
  • Metro: Chilpancingo
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.00-22.00, Sat-Sun 8.00-18.30
  • More information about the coffee house: http://www.frutosprohibidos.com/

Frutos Prohibidos with terrace

This clean, friendly place with a totally hipster atmosphere is sheltered in a lovely side street (Michoacon street). Many people pass by, so there is always a little, likely noise dinging around. There are several stores all over Mexico City, so you can choose the one which is the best situated for you. You can get there by car, bus, taxi or Uber. You have to queue up and pay first, then you get your food or drink.

This place is perfect for a lunch or an afternoon meal. „Frutos Prohibidos” means „Forbidden fruits”. This suggests that they offer generous portions of very healthy, fresh, organic foods made from organic ingredients, so the restaurant is recommended for organic or vegan adventurers. Their amazing, fun menu (which is also available in English) contains a wide variety of salads, sandwiches and a daily soup.

Fruit cocktails are also available. You really should try molletes (a 4 piece mexican roll spread with beans, cheese and avocados) or small cazuela (clay pot) of baked eggs with salsa.You may even find local ads from yoga classes, gym memberships on the board if you are interested in such things. Amazing place, you should definitely try it during your Mexican trip!

 

4. El Beneficio Café

  • Address: Gomez Farias 83 | Entre Xicotencatl y Malintzin, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Telephone: +52 55 6724 9536
  • Metro: Coyoacan
  • Opening hours: Wed-Sat: 8.30-21.30 Sun-Tue: 8.30-20.00
  • More information about the coffee house: https://www.tripadvisor.com/

Tiny street view of the El Beneficio

This café is mainly for Brunch and Breakfast. French dishes are also available. If you’re looking for a quiet, tasty and friendly café, check in here. They serve excellent coffee (try the esperesso cortado!) and various foods throughout the day, that combine local culinary with more westernized.

You get the plate of the day, which you assume that come with soup as it often does in other restaurants. The dish is a vegetarian stuffed poblano pepper drenched in a heavy cream sauce, that with soup and a drink cost more than any other lunch place around. You get to stumble on this small coffee shop. Besides phenomenal coffee and pastries, they serve really yummy food all day.

In truth, this is what passes for strong coffee in a culture still dominated by Americano. You think the pain au chocolat was microwaved, for reasons unknown. It is also famous for Cold Brew Coffee with Horchata.They play Reggae, Jazz, Blues, Funky Rock, and the best atmosphere to enjoy morning, evening and night.

The good thing is that it has English speaking staff. This cute coffee shop is worth a trip. Don’t expect too much but the experience is worth it. It is a toaster as well as a coffee shop, so you would suspect it is a decent spot to get your beans.

 

3. Café Avellaneda

  • Address: Higuera | #40, Mexico City 04000, Mexico
  • Telephone: +5265533441
  • Metro: Coyoacan
  • Opening Hours: Sat –Sun 10:00  – 22:00 ,Mon -Fri 9:00 – 22:00
  • More information about the coffee house: https://www.facebook.com/Avellanedakf/

Café Avellaneda entrance

If you need a warm coffee drink to be served after a cool dinner of chili and you want it to be good and not disappointing, everyone loved it and so easy to make. It’s one of the best cafés in Mexico City. Cafe Avellaneda, this is the ultimate: put your feet up and relax at this Mexico coffee shop. Great combo of taste that is smooth, easy and put a smile on your face.  You will find it amazing. It is a bit expensive but it is worth it.

The place is little, tiny, but the service is great and the coffee is really good. At first glance, you might think that it is too diluted, but the coffee is strong. You must go early in the morning to have energy all day. You will surely damn love it with the decoration and the presentation of the coffee.

The Mexican coffee shop is cozy but inviting and the coffees are different in terms of taste and texture. The presentation is also amazing. Coffee place for sure due to its good quality and taste. You will love the vanilla flavor of the coffee and the cheese pasta with steak. Pretty sure this has to be your all time favorite Mexican city café.  Any coffee lover should make this a stop on their way. This place also has a little way of its own in the ambiance.

 

2. Maison Kayser Reforma

  • Address: Paseo de la Reforma 408 | Juarez, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Telephone: +52 55 5207 4205
  • Metro: Reforma / Zona Rosa
  • More information about coffee house: http://www.maison-kayser.com.mx/

Maison Kayser Reforma

Maison Eric Kayser is a French style Mexico coffee shop with a variety of cakes, pies and watery dish options available. It serves mostly French-based bakery items. They all have a great decor, some are larger, some are not width as a location. This is one of the most elegant Mexico cafes with a great, inspiring chef who published a famous book about his journey. Love the white marble counters.

The coffee is excellent, very tasty and much better than most of the coffees you tried in Mexico City cafes. You can have salmon club sandwich which is very tasty and filling. In addition, you can have some cakes for dessert which all are very nice and a reminder of Europe. The desserts and the baked goods are displayed with great presentation.

The cream pastries are well in texture and taste; presented in a classy manner, either when they serve them to eat there or take away them to go. The service was fast and very attentive. The piece of bread with chocolate and almonds is very delicious. You will like it so much that you will return back for lunch.

You have the vegetarian sandwich and the salmon baguette, enjoy your meals a lot. Coffee is very good, a chocolatine home and one of the best in Mexico City café. You would definitely recommend this place, there is so much to choose from.

 

1. Panaderia Rosetta

  • Address: Colima 178, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Telephone:  +52 55 5207 2976
  • Opening hours: Sun 7:30 – 18:00,Mon-Sat 7:00-20:00
  • More information about coffee house: http://www.rosetta.com.mx/

Panaderia Rosetta' interiour with full of bakery products on the desk

Panadería Rosetta is a stunning space for cafe and breakfast with great service. It has a great selection of pastries. You will come back for the sweet bread with rosemary for sure. It is a French style café, which makes it unique among the Mexico City cafes.

The coffee is so good and the server always had a smile on his face, you can sit outside in a cute little courtyard and the whole setting is just so cost and warm. You will find French brown pastries, steamed milk for lattes and cappuccinos, it’s like a little town of France in Mexico.

There is one thing you definitely have to get: the focaccia bread (aka Romero) which melts in your mouth. It is hard to choose what to go for on the menu. Settled for the eggs and these are delightful. But the pastries are beyond. You can try the mini whole grain baguette with raisins, it is just so yummy. And one more thing: don’t forget to drink the freshly squeezed juices.

Rosetta takes the pastry to a whole new level as like almond pastry, the chocoline, and the guava pastry. You can buy some conchas for the kids, which is so average, so keep to the pastries as these are their specialties. Although the prices here are a little bit higher than other panaderias, it is well worth the price. When you are in Mexico City, do not miss this place, even if it takes you an hour to get there as it is well worth the drive. It will surely stay in your memory for some time.

 

Summary

Many of the design, elements, and ideas of the cafés were influenced by Mexican culture and resources. This makes an iconic signature and is able to compete with the trend all over the world. When it comes to the texture to habit ,especially—this could also be an early sign of rich flavor, as both stomach and tongue require similar digest reactions to maintain structural sequence. With the focus on good quality cuisine, exceptionally fresh and stunning interior cafe decoration.

The Mexico cafes are true oases for those who appreciate great dine. A Mexico Cafe is a perfect scope for hangout with good quality time and with a level of attention to detail and elegance that one could expect in Mexican culture. From holiday parties, anniversary dinners, business luncheons, or cocktail parties acclaimed cuisine will make this perfect day truly unforgettable. So, all these cafés are the sources of the freshest, locally grown, regionally sourced and produced food.

If you are interested in the coffee culture of the far-east, then let’s switch to the center of India and investigate The Best Cafés of Delhi!

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