Not known as a coffee-producing state, Jalisco, and more specifically, Guadalajara, still has some excellent options if you’re searching for a delicious coffee that offers a better taste and price than the chains springing up around the city. Here’s where to find the top coffee spots in this Mexican metropolis.
Rosemary Café is a coffee shop that offers excellent coffees as well as teas and chocolate-based drinks that can be accompanied by the wide selection of scones, biscuits, and Mexican pastries that are also sold there. Enjoy your coffee in the small seating area available or take it to go and enjoy it as you explore the city, relax in the park, or head to class. Try the Italian sodas.
Rojo Café is an interesting concept, combining art, culture, creativity, and coffee. If you fancy popping down in the evening, there are always events on offer. These range from live music to theater to exhibitions. Stop by Rojo Café and enjoy more than just the coffee.
La Tetería is the perfect place to swing by, as you’ll find both tea and coffee served, in this cute little café. Accompany your drink with one of their delicious desserts, and most definitely don’t miss the chance to try the frappe options, which range from chai to mint chocolate flavors. Chalkboard walls provide information about prices and offers.
Caligari doubles as a restaurant that also happens to serve excellent coffee, making it an excellent place to stop by during the day as a welcome break from pounding the pavements of Guadalajara. Again, if you prefer tea, they have a good range available, which are attractively presented in glass jars with hand decorated labels.
A sophisticated little set-up, BOMBO Spresso offers a wide range of extraction methods, including Siphon, Aeropress, and Chemex. For true aficionados who know how they like their coffee, this is one of the best options on the list. Aside from the extraction methods, they offer a divine Jalisco/Colima coffee blend, alongside the perhaps better known beans that hail from Veracruz and Chiapas.
Café. Jazz club. Restaurant; Coltrane Café has it all. Located in the always attractively decorated and colorful Coronilla in the historic center of Guadalajara, Coltrane Café is the perfect option for the day you find yourself exploring this cultural and historic area of the city.
Situated in an old colonial house, Gato Negro preserves and enhances the traditional Mexican vibe by filling the café with artesanías and vintage items. Cozy and intimate, this eclectic café is perfect, as the tranquility of it is a welcome relief from the noise that so often dominates chain coffee spots.