The 5 best coffee shops in Guadalajara (Colonia Americana)


Best Cafés with WiFi in Guadalajara (+ Pet-Friendly)

I finally understood that to really get to know Guadalajara, you need to take your time.

My first trip was a rush—hitting the historical center, Colonia Americana, Zapopan, and Tlaquepaque.

After three days, I’d ticked off the must-see spots of Guadalajara but felt like I hadn’t truly connected with the city’s vibe and identity.

On my second visit, I slowed down. Wandering the smaller streets, my view of the city transformed.

I found a green city, bursting with fruit trees and flowers, and full of beautifully designed spots.

With my laptop in one hand and my dog’s leash in the other, here are my top 5 pet-friendly cafés in Guadalajara with great Wi-Fi!

1. Zuno Cafe (my favorite!)

On José Guadalupe Zuno Hernández Street in Colonia Americana, it’s common to find grand houses from the 1920s-40s. However, most are private or only open for events.

Seeing the “Zuno Café” sign on the white façade felt like a welcoming gesture I simply couldn’t pass up.

Walking through a cool, shaded corridor led me to a plant-filled patio at the back, complete with tables under umbrellas, all gathered around a majestic tree.

The space is beautifully maintained, possibly renovated, with high ceilings, columns, and floors adorned with charming tiles.

It’s the ideal café spot: gorgeous, cozy, and welcoming, with excellent service and tasty food.

The breakfast sandwich (160 pesos) and the croque danés (170 pesos) were fantastic, featuring quality cheeses and perfectly crispy bacon. However, the standout was the “huevos cabra” (160 pesos) – scrambled eggs with goat cheese, Serrano ham, and arugula on country bread. It might sound simple, but it’s incredibly delicious.

With reliable Wi-Fi and plenty of power outlets, it’s also the perfect spot for working online in Guadalajara.

  • Tuesday-Saturday 8 AM to 10 PM, Sunday 9 AM to 1 PM (very quiet before 11 AM)
  • C. José Guadalupe Zuno Hernández 1912, Col Americana, Guadalajara
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Zuno Café in Colonia Americana
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Zuno Café Guadalajara
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Café Zuno, Guadalajara
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Breakfast in Colonia Americana
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Breakfast at Zuno, Guadalajara

2. Macondo Café

Arriving at Macondo Café immediately brings to mind Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” but thankfully, this spot in Guadalajara shares none of the isolation of the novel’s Colombian village.

Instead, you’re greeted by a cozy atmosphere, frequented by regulars eager for conversation or a quiet place to work, all of this happening as you enjoy excellent coffee and friendly service.

The coffee shop has plenty of seating, though it tends to fill up after 9:30-10 AM. I’m particularly fond of sitting at the counter, with large windows that offer views of a peaceful street.

For those who appreciate truly great pesto, the croissant with salad (130 pesos) is a must-try: it comes with ham, goat cheese, aioli, sun-dried tomatoes, and an incredibly tasty homemade pesto. Honestly, they should consider selling the pesto by itself – I’d definitely purchase a jar! 😋

  • Tuesday to Friday 9 AM – 4 PM, Saturday-Sunday 9 AM – 2 PM
  • C. José Guadalupe Zuno Hernández 2219, Col Americana, Guadalajara
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Macondo Café with WiFi, Guadalajara
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Macondo Café in Colonia Americana, Guadalajara

3. El Terrible Juan

When I first visited El Terrible Juan, I half expected it to be named after some legendary fisherman, all thanks to its logo. 😆

Turns out, the name is a tribute to its founder, Juan Carlos Yerenas. What started as a university project and hobby in his tiny garage has now expanded into several locations across Guadalajara.

Espresso is their specialty, but they also offer a wide range of coffee brewing methods.

The menu features a variety of dishes, with the standout being the “El Terrible Bacon Cheese Sandwich“. This delight includes four types of cheese and bacon soaked in maple syrup, then baked to perfection.

I opted for the healthier fruit and oatmeal bowl, which was both filling and flavorful.

El Terrible Juan is a go-to spot for weekend brunch in Guadalajara. If you plan to visit on a Saturday or Sunday, getting there early is wise to avoid the crowd.

  • Monday to Saturday 8 AM to 10 PM
  • C. Colonias 440, Col Americana, Guadalajara
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El Terrible Juan cafe Guadalajara
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Guadalajara cafe Americana El Terrible Juan

4. Montenegro 1917

Sometimes, an unexpected detour can lead to delightful discoveries.

We originally aimed for El Terrible Juan, but it was completely full. Turning back, we stumbled upon a gem we had noticed earlier, just around the corner.

That gem was Montenegro 1917 café, named not after the country but the street it’s on.

This café turned out to be a serene haven, boasting a cozy hidden terrace and expansive windows.

More than just a café, Montenegro 1917 serves as a hub for cultural and artistic gatherings. It also features a small shop area where you can find unique items like natural cosmetics, watercolors, thought-provoking books, and more.

The breakfast options are simple, delicious, and affordable. It’s the ideal spot for enjoying a quiet read or getting some work done, thanks to the cool ambiance and Wi-Fi.

Plus, the service is exceptionally welcoming and friendly.

  • Tuesday to Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM, Sunday 8 AM to 2 PM
  • C. José Guadalupe Montenegro 1917, Col Americana, Guadalajara
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Montenegro cafe wifi Colonia Americana
Montenegro 1917 Guadalajara cafe
Montenegro 1917 Guadalajara cafe
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Guadalajara cafe Montenegro

5. Peligro Al Fondo

A wall of plants hides one of the prettiest cafés in Guadalajara!

As you enter under a sign marked “Peligro” (danger), you’re greeted by a spacious green terrace. The décor strikes a perfect balance between modern and tropical vibes, with wood and concrete furniture surrounded by plants, creating a vibe like a decorative garden greenhouse.

It’s also a haven for dogs, offering plenty of shade, a jar of cookies at the entrance, and a big bowl of fresh water brought out for them—much needed in Guadalajara’s warmth.

Humans find their joy here too. Families, couples, friends, and solo visitors like me, looking to get some work done on their laptops, all enjoy the place. The good Wi-Fi and the chance to people-watch add to the appeal.

  • Mon-Tue 9 AM to 5 PM, Wed-Thu 9 AM to 9 PM, Fri-Sat 9 AM to 11 PM, Sun 8 AM to 8 PM
  • C. Miguel Lerdo de Tejada 2170, Col Americana, Guadalajara
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Cafe Guadalajara Peligro Al Fondo

Other Cafes Worth Visiting in Guadalajara

Espacio Abierto Cafe Guadalajara
Espacio Abierto Cafe Guadalajara

Map of Guadalajara’s must-visit cafés

Where to Stay in Guadalajara?

Here are my personal recommendations for the best hotels in Guadalajara:

  • Hostal Hospedarte Centro: A cozy and colorful hostel in the heart of Guadalajara, close to the Cathedral and Plaza de Armas. Dorm or private room with shared bathroom, from 34 $usd per night, breakfast included. Highlights: free walking tours of the city, friendly staff, lively common areas – this is my choice for a cheap and fun stay in Guadalajara!
  • Hotel Dalí Plaza Ejecutivo: A modern and comfortable hotel 320 ft meters from the Teatro Degollado and the Plaza de la Liberación. Room with private bathroom and cable TV, from 44 $usd per night. Highlights: central location, rooftop terrace, free parking.
  • Hotel de Mendoza: A historic and elegant hotel next to the Teatro Degollado and the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres. Spacious room with balcony and panoramic view of the city, from $67 usd. Highlights: outdoor pool, gym, colonial charm, restaurant.
  • Casa HabitaA restored 1940s mansion in the Colonia Americana neighborhood, 3 km from the historic center. Very elegant and comfortable room with terrace and pool view, from 150 $usd per night, breakfast included. Highlights: the outdoor pool, the bar, the retro atmosphere.
  • Boutique Hotel Villa Ganz: A renovated mansion in the Colonia Americana district, 3 km from the historic center. Cozy and elegant room with fireplace and garden view, from 200 $usd per night. Highlights: the personalized service, the gourmet restaurant, the beautiful decoration, it’s my favorite hotel in Guadalajara for a romantic stay!

Renting a Car in Guadalajara

Renting a car is the best way to visit Guadalajara and make the most of your stay!

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Finding the Best Price for Your Flight Ticket

The Guadalajara International Airport (Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla) is one of Mexico’s most significant airports.

It welcomes numerous international flights (from the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world) and domestic flights (e.g., Mexico City 1h30, Cancun 2h45, Tijuana 3h, Puerto Vallarta 1h).

To discover the best deals on flights to Guadalajara, feel free to use our flight comparison tool, developed in partnership with Skyscanner. It’s your ticket to securing the best rates!


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