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Cafe Brujula

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Calle Macedonio Alcala 104, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 5161389
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Description: Specialty Grade coffee, artisan coffee roasting, and homemade baked goods...
Specialty Grade coffee, artisan coffee roasting, and homemade baked goods and snacks.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best coffee we found in Oaxaca..

The title says it all; the coffee is superb. The smoothies are also very good. There are a few branches in Oaxaca but we only spent time in this one. Lovely open air courtyard, free wifi and helpful, friendly staff. Slightly unusual nativity scene in the rear courtyard adds to the magic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The title says it all; the coffee is superb. The smoothies are also very good. There are a few branches in Oaxaca but we only spent time in this one. Lovely open air courtyard, free wifi and helpful, friendly staff. Slightly unusual nativity scene in the rear courtyard adds to the magic.

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is my favorite coffee shop in Oaxaca! The espresso has a wonderful bold flavor and the house blend is amazing. I always buy at least 2 pounds every time I visit Oaxaca!

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mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The coffee there is amazing, my favorite is the frappe, the service is very good, and dont leave without trying the muffins and the granola. Delicious!

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los angeles
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170 reviews 170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Enjoyed the setting for morning great coffee and a muffin. Although it was not what i really wanted to have it was delicious. Who wants blueberry muffin in Oaxaca - but hey it was really delicious Coffee was perfect cup of Joe!

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Monterrey, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Just come and taste their coffee, I promise you will not regret it. Their natural smoothies and sandwiches are also really good. You would take this over a Starbucks every day!

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Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The best place for a coffee in Oaxaca! Lovely light, airy courtyard setting. Very relaxed. And, to cap it all, superb coffee. It's possible to buy packs of coffee there too. Went there a number of times during a one week stay in Oaxaca.

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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Serving good coffee and tea right next door to the bookstore. A perfect match.A large seating area in the courtyard next door.

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Dar es Salaam
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Cafe Brújula is a typical espresso bar type establishment, but thoroughly planned to be as good as possible. The staff are well treated and (relatively) well paid, and hence are excellent baristas (friendly and polite of course, take initiative, look you in the eye, think ahead, react quickly etc). The coffee is local, organic, by cooperatives who get paid more... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Only had the coffee, but I would go there anytime I wanted a really super coffee, the location on the Alcala with the outdoor courtyard is lovely. Little tables and people quietly looking at their computers while the birds are chirping.

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Such a quaint little courtyard to enjoy your cappuccino. Great music and atmosphere. Gives Starbucks a run for its money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Macedonio Alcala 104, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 5161389

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

Specialty Grade coffee, artisan coffee roasting, and homemade baked goods and snacks.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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