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Local Experts: Mexico City, Cristina Alonso

By Local Expert Cristina Alonso

Best Local Coffee Shops in Mexico City

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Café Toscano

Café Toscano

This bright, welcoming coffee shop boasts a homey decor and communal table, perfect for breakfast with friends (omelets, fresh pastries, Nutella crêpes) or hanging out with a book while sipping on Illy coffee. Its location, right by Plaza Rio de Janeiero, is great for watching the local crowds.

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Cielito Querido

Cielito Querido

“Here, we just call it small,” reads the cheeky copy on the paper cups at this colorful and very Mexican answer to coffee mega-chains, which now boasts more than 30 locations all over town. Beans here come from Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz, and go into house creations like cappuccino with cajeta or café de olla (served with cinnamon and whole cane sugar). 

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Joselo Café (formerly Café Europa)

Joselo Café (formerly Café Europa)

This small, cozy coffee shop has been a Polanquito favorite for years—not just because of its convenient location right by Parque Lincoln, but because of its excellent espresso and cappuccino made with toasted beans from Chiapas. Grab your chai latte and a slice of carrot cake and head to the park to watch the afternoon go by.

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Café Passmar

Café Passmar

The state of Guerrero—where the owners are from—provides the aromatic and delicious coffee beans that are brewed into steaming cups of joe at this tiny coffee stand inside Mercado Lázaro Cárdenas. You can’t go wrong with their excellent macchiato or café latte—and you’ll definitely appreciate the super-cute, latte art designs that the baristas create atop each cup.

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Café Avellaneda

Café Avellaneda

Quiet and peaceful, this turquoise-walled neighborhood café will make you wish you lived in Coyoacán. Let the friendly baristas help you choose your beans from places like Oaxaca or Chiapas, and then decide the preparation method, like AeroPress or French press. Don’t worry, though; pretty much every option is yummy.


Visit the Best Local Coffee Shops in Mexico City

Café Avellaneda
Higuera #40A (Caballo Calco), 04020 Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
9.1/10

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Café Passmar
Mercado Lázaro Cárdenas (Adolfo Prieto 233 esquina Romero de Terreros), 03100 Benito Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico
8.9/10

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Joselo Café (formerly Café Europa)
Emilio Castelar (Julio Verne), 11560 Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
7.7/10

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Cielito Querido
Paseo De La Reforma 234 (Havre), 06600 Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
8.3/10

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Café Toscano
Orizaba 42 (Plaza Rio De Janeiro), 06760 Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
7.8/10

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