Discover the Best Cafes in Oaxaca: 7 Hidden Gems for Coffee Lovers


Oaxaca’s Coffee Gems: 7 Unique Cafes You Have to Visit

Oaxaca is a city that has it all: rich culture, delicious mezcal, and stunning scenery. But did you know that it also has some of the best cafes in Mexico?

Whether you are looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, a place to work with reliable wifi, or a bakery to indulge in some sweet treats, Oaxaca has you covered.

In this article, I will share with you seven hidden gems that every coffee lover should visit during their stay in Oaxaca.

And if you are looking for more things to do in this amazing city, don’t forget to check out my definitive guide with the 31 best things to do in Oaxaca!

So, are you ready to discover the best coffee shops in Oaxaca?

1. Sagrado Filemón

Sagrado Filemon is one of the most famous cafes in Oaxaca, as they are also roasters and sell their coffee to many other places.

The cafe is charming and cozy, with a lovely decoration.

The only downside is that the internet is not very reliable, so it may not be the best place to work online. However, it’s a perfect spot to relax and read a book.

They also have an inventive selection of breads, made with local ingredients. Some of the flavors may not appeal to everyone, but I was impressed by the originality of their creations.

I tried two of their specialties: the huitlacoche and cream cheese from Chiapas donut, a fermented corn doughnut stuffed with huitlacoche compote and cream cheese; and the totomoxtle and corn bread, a bread filled with cream made from toasted totomoxtle and corn husks, with corn wafers on the outside.

I loved both of them and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to try something different and delicious.

  • C. de Ignacio Allende 218, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, Oaxaca
  • wed-mon 7am-9.30pm
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Sagrado Filemon, Oaxaca
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Sagrado Filemon, Oaxaca
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Sagrado Filemon, Oaxaca

2. Marito & Moglie

Marito & Moglie is a hidden gem in Oaxaca, opened by an Italian-Mexican couple who share their love for coffee and culture.

From the outside, it may look like a small coffee counter, but once you step inside, you’ll find a comfortable seating area with a sunny terrace full of cacti and succulents, and a display of clothing from a local designer.

The internet is solid, even for video calls, which makes this place even better!

I only had a post-lunch espresso, but they also have a variety of organic food (breakfast etc), and veg options.

  • Miguel Hidalgo 1204, Zona Feb 10 2015, Centro, Oaxaca de Juárez
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Marito & Moglie, Oaxaca
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Marito & Moglie, Oaxaca
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Marito & Moglie, Oaxaca
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Marito & Moglie, Oaxaca

3. Kiyo Café

Kiyo combines a cafe and a boutique where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and browse through a collection of fashion items, ceramics and note books.

It has a cute and industrial vibe, with concrete washed walls.

The cafe has a friendly and lively atmosphere, with people chatting or working on their laptops, but it has no outdoor seating, so finding a spot to sit may be a challenge.

The coffee at Kiyo is great, but their food also stands out. Don’t miss out on the Green Green Croissant, packed with spinach, Mennonite cheese, and mushrooms, or the Grill Cheese Sando featuring a duo of cheeses. I’m telling you, you’ll be glad you tried this out.

Kiyo also has another branch in the Juarez district of Mexico City, which I have passed by many times without noticing it!

  • C. de Manuel Bravo 312, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax.
  • Mon-sat 9am-7pm, sun 9am-5pm
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Kiyo Café, Oaxaca

4. Nono Café

Nono Café is a cozy and charming cafe that specializes in coffee extractions from Oaxaca.

It is small and intimate, with only three tables and some benches, so it’s more suitable for a quick coffee break than a long work session.

I found this out when I brought my laptop here and couldn’t find a seat, as there was a family of Italians enjoying their coffee next to me.

But it’s a wonderful place to sip a coffee and read a book, and the service is great!

  • Jesús Carranza 119, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax.
  • Mon-sat 7.30am-6pm, sun 8am-4pm
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Nono Café, Oaxaca

5. Muss Café

One of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Oaxaca, Casa Antonieta, houses Muss Café, a unique place to enjoy coffee.

I discovered this cafe when the pandemic had emptied the city of tourists and I was captivated by the tranquil and lovely interior terrace, where people were reading and having lattes.

Now that things are normal again, and with the addition of a new terrace bar called Amá, the cafe has gained more popularity, but it remains one of the most stunning coffee shops in Oaxaca, or even the best!

  • Miguel Hidalgo 911, Centro, Oaxaca de Juárez
  • Mon-sat 7.30am-9.30pm, sun 8h-3pm
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Muss Café, Oaxaca. Photo Karla Acosta

6. La Clinica

La Clinica is not your typical café, but a stunning cultural space that surprises you with a small coffee shop.

It is also an exhibition space, an artistic residence, an airbnb (with two rooms available, I think), and a café with a green patio. It is a must-see for anyone who loves architecture, design, or just unusual places. I believe they also have drinks and music in the evening.

And I have to mention that the staff is super friendly, a woman explained to me in detail the whole concept behind this place.

  • C. Macedonio Alcalá 808, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax.
  • Mon 1pm-7pm, tuesday closed, wed-sun 11am-7pm
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La Clinica, Oaxaca. Photo Karla Acosta
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La Clinica, Oaxaca. Photo Karla Acosta
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La Clinica, Oaxaca. Photo Karla Acosta

7. Gudelia

Very close to Jalatlaco, you can find Gudelia café, a cozy and quiet place that I discovered by accident while walking back to my hotel.

The café offers the authentic flavors of Oaxaca, with coffee and chocolate from local family farms.

They also have two traditional drinks from the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca: pozontle and pinole. I tasted their pozontle, a cacao and corn drink for special occasions, and it was delicious.

It is also the best café in Oaxaca for working with wifi: there are many power sockets, a good wifi, it’s quiet and comfortable.

  • Zárate 204, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax.
  • Mon-sat 8am-10pm
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Pozontle, Gudelia, Oaxaca
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Gudelia Arte Café Boutique, Oaxaca

Of course, there are many other great cafes in Oaxaca, but these are the ones that I enjoyed the most (in no particular order). What about you? Which must-visit cafe in Oaxaca is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Map: Best Cafés in Oaxaca

Here are all the best coffee shops of Oaxaca that I mentioned in the article:

Where to Stay in Oaxaca – The Best Hotels in Oaxaca

  • Andaina Youth Hostel: Located in the heart of Oaxaca, only 300 meters from Santo Domingo Church and 800 meters from the Zocalo. Cozy and colorful dormitory or private room with shared bathroom, from 16 $usd per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the friendly atmosphere, the rooftop terrace, the free activities and tours. This is my choice for a budget-friendly hotel in Oaxaca!
  • Casa Barroco Oaxaca: Elegant room with balcony, just a few steps from the main square in a listed colonial house, with two beautiful patios, from 89 $usd per night. Strong points: the beautiful colonial-style building, the charming garden, the helpful staff.
  • Casa de Sierra Azul: Located in the historic center of Oaxaca, 200 meters from Santo Domingo Church and 600 meters from the Zocalo. Classic and cozy room with private bathroom, from 140$ usd per night. Strong points: the central location, the bicycles available for guests, the free parking, the delicious breakfast.
  • Quinta Real Oaxaca: Located in a former convent from the 16th century, 500 meters from Santo Domingo Church and 700 meters from the Zocalo. Elegant room and romantic atmosphere, from 260 $usd per night. Strong points: the stunning architecture, the outdoor pool, the gourmet restaurant. This is my choice for a luxury stay in Oaxaca!

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How to find a cheap flight to Oaxaca

The airport in Oaxaca is also called Xoxocotlán International Airport. It offers domestic and international flights to places like Mexico City, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Cancun, Merida, Guatemala City and more.

If you want to find a cheap flight to Oaxaca I suggest you use our flight comparison tool in partnership with Skyscanner. It will get you the best deal for sure!

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Once you arrive in Oaxaca, you can rent a car, take a cab, or book an airport transfer to your hotel 
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