Mexico City is a hipster heaven. It’s full of so many quirky, artisanal coffee shops – so when I was living here for a month, I made it my mission to try as many out as I could.
Here’s my 11 favourite spots to work, with the best coffee in Mexico City…
Note: This list covers the Condesa & Roma Norte areas, as I like hanging out here because they feel safer to me (as they’re the wealthier spots).
I’ve also included Google links for each one, so you can save them as favourites to your map if you want.
This coffee shop is full of people working on laptops tucking into their muesli or 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?
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. Or if you want an old classic, their Americano has never let me down. Great vibes 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.
My favourite people watching spot! This is an authentic, small cafe on a prime corner of one of the most beautiful streets in Mexico City (Calle Amsterdam).
Not the best place if you want to get your head down and focus – but it’s great if you’re looking for somewhere open, airy and friendly.
I love going here to read my book and just watching the people pass by.
They also do amazing goats cheese sandwiches!
Cute and small – but it’s never been busy for me.
They also have solid wifi & plugs under every table.
And, 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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