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Babel Cafe

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Av. Tulum entre Satelite y Centauro | half block south from Scotiabank, Tulum 77780, Mexico
9841681048
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Baked goods are delicious and you will love the coffee

We walked Tulum up and down several times looking for a decent bakery. There are a few places that serve treats and baked goods but no one comes even close to the banana bread made here. Very moist and not overly sweet. Espressos are made as they should here and so are the cappuccinos and latte's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
YEG-AB
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked Tulum up and down several times looking for a decent bakery. There are a few places that serve treats and baked goods but no one comes even close to the banana bread made here. Very moist and not overly sweet. Espressos are made as they should here and so are the cappuccinos and latte's. You wont be disappointed... More 

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gto
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a local cafe with good simple breakfast items. We enjoyed everything. The women working here were friendly, too. It's right on the main road in Tulum. They have free wifi with purchase.

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Thank ruby1885
Vienna, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the coffee here and it was a great place to sit and relax. I wish there were more places to sit outside but they have limited space. The set up inside is very nice and roomy and the people working here were very nice and even brought me a fan when I was inside and it was... More 

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Thank margoayn
London, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I only had a bagel but it all seemed very clean and the staff are friendly. It took 15 mins for the bagel but I think because someone went to buy an ingredient, though they didn't tell me that. I'd go again.

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Thank jimbledon
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for takeout. Got a pecan pie, bagel and cream cheese, and coffee. All very average and kinda overpriced. Service was curt and cold. There are better places for breakfast.

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Thank aliila
Lund, Sweden
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We stopped in here for a coffee and light breakfast. The staff is very friendly, helped us out with how to catch a colectivo to the beach. Atmosphere is relaxed and cozy. Great to hang out with a book in the afternoon after the beach or in the morning.

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Thank RasmusOne
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Cakes here are very good. They are priced accordingly, for Mexico its pretty expensive but by western standards its cheap. Have to try the banana bread it is so moist

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Thank Paul H
Monterrey, Mexico
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very average coffee, the place looks a bit dirty and dingy. The "barista" does not speak english and for what I saw, she had a hard time speaking spanish too. It was not very friendly service, I felt preassured to order food or more things. The ONLY good thing that would make go back are their pastries, they are homemade... More 

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Thank Roberto C
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful owner and staff. My favorite coffee spot for two years. The light breakfast offerings are spot on before heading out to explore Tulum.

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Thank cazador99
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I like the place but honestly with what I paid for a bagel and a coffee, I can buy a really good breakfast anywhere. The staff is nice and they care of you but still I spend around $100 pesos just in one bagel and coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Tulum entre Satelite y Centauro | half block south from Scotiabank, Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: 9841681048

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?