This month we’d like to take you on a tour of the Mérida café scene; there are more and more options every day. Here’s a look at five cafés in the city, all easy to get to and each with its own specialty. Which one is your favorite?

Since 1999 this café has offered an inviting ambience and excellent coffee. Whimsical wall murals, lots of potted plants, and tables on the terrace all add up to a place you want to return to, for coffee, hot chocolate, ice cream, brownies, and more. There is certified organic Mexican coffee, tofu, pasta, chocolate, organic repellant, Neem products, herbal teas, organic honeys, organic garden products, jams, and products for diabetics and those with high cholesterol. She also carries food supplements and vitamins.

Centro Comercial Colón
Calle 33D x Avenida Reforma, x Cupules y Colón
Tel. (999) 925 2831

Monday-Friday / 9 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday / 9 am – 2:30 pm

Aroma, fragrance, taste, color, body…the qualities of coffee. A decadent cappuccino? Maybe you long for a cold frappé in this heat? A delicious espresso? You can also buy coffee by the kilo to take home. Or if you’d like to learn about coffee tasting, the owner of Café Riqueza is a master coffee roaster, and he can share his knowledge with groups and businesses on the topic of coffee tasting.

Calle 60 x 49, Centro Histórico
Tel. (999) 928 2864

Monday-Friday / 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday / 8 am – 6 pm

FB: Café Riqueza

Fresh baguettes and croissants every day at 8 am and 2 pm…only the highest quality butter is used…no lard! Your only problem will be deciding what kind of flaky pastries to buy: chocolate filled croissants…peach…cinnamon…berry…and more! Pastries are never sold from the previous day. If there is any unsold products (which is rare) they are donated to people in need in the neighborhood of the two locations of this bakery / café. Originally from Chiapas, Antonio, the café owner serves delicious coffee from his home state. He has over 10 years making bread and pastry, with love and dedication.

Calle 58 x 59 y 57, Centro.
Tel. (999) 923 0118

Calle 18 x 21 y 19, Col. Itzimná
Tel. (999) 927 0011

FB: Escargot Panadería Francesa

Monday – Friday / 8 am – 9 pm
Saturday / 8 am – 7 pm

Cafe kixocolatlKI’XOCOLATL
This chocolate store (where you can also sip a delicious espresso or cup of hot chocolate) has its own chocolate factory in Mérida: one of the few in the world that works right from the beginning; the cacao bean. Since 2002 the founders have traveled thousands of kilometers in México to find the best producers of native cacao. After enjoying your coffee, browse their famous selection of chocolate bars with a variety of subtle flavors added to some (oregano, chile, coffee and more). They also carry chocolate for baking and for making hot chocolate at home. The Chiapas and Tabasco growers follow strict quality norms. Enjoy!

Calle 60 x 55, Parque Santa Lucía, Centro

Monday – Saturday / 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday / 9 am – 6 pm

North Mérida:
Centro Comercial Boulevares Plaza and Plaza Altabrisa

“Movidos por el café”…moved by coffee…is the slogan of this lovely café located in the same plaza where the Slow Food Market takes place every Saturday morning from 9 am – 1 pm. The café owners love everything about coffee, and of course you will want to accompany yours with a delicious fresh pastry, omelette, Panini, or fresh fruit. They have promotional specials all the time, drop in and find out why this young café is becoming more popular every day!

Centro Comercial Colón
Calle 33D x Avenida Reforma, x Cupules y Colón
Tel. (999) 406 5005

FB: MidTown Café

Monday – Friday / 7:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday 8 am – 4 pm


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