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Babel Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Bagels
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Av. Tulum entre Satelite y Centauro | half block south from Scotiabank, Tulum 77780, Mexico
9841681048
Today
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
The Best Waffles and Coffee...

The perfect little bakery-cafe in downtown Tulum...Their waffles are the best...simple and homemade... Wonderful people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Daniel H
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Yuma
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Yuma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The perfect little bakery-cafe in downtown Tulum...Their waffles are the best...simple and homemade... Wonderful people.

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western MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Sweet little cafe serving espresso and coffee drinks, some of the best smoothies I've ever tried, and an assortment of housemade pastries and breads. Homesick norteamericanos can find brownies and chocolate chip cookies, too. A nice place with thoughtful owner and waitstaff.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Breakfast was PLAIN and SIMPLE . I had the Nutella waffle/ my fiance the maple syrup waffle which had nothing special about it. I had a latte and also tried the piñada that tasted more like coconut, but it was the best tasting out of our meal. The interior has a very RELAXING atmosphere and is very comfortable.

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Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We needed coffee on our way to the Cancun airport. Babel was a good stop. Nice people, delicious banana bread, good coffee.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Best place in Tulum for coffee or your favorite coffee drink. Nice friendly staff, and good wifi. Comfortable inside or side walk seating.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Good food and coffee but the staff were very irritating, they were standing around the whole time giggling and laughing really loudly. If you want peace and quiet go somewhere else

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was such a great find in Tulum! We ended up going there every morning after we found it. The coffee is yummy and the service is great, but the best part was the banana bread, so good! The brownies are yummy too.

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Columbia, MD
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118 reviews 118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was my favorite coffee shop. Stopping for a cappuccino and watching the people go by was a daily pleasure. It attracts a young international clientele. The coffee is great, there is free Wi-Fi, and it's well situated for people watching. There is also a book exchange. It offers sandwiches and pastries, but go for the coffee. Nobody rushes you.

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the smoked salmon bagel which was incredibly tasty! At $89 pesos though it's not a cheap option! In saying so however I would definitely go here again, everyone at the table left feeling very satisfied!

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Brisbane, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you're unfortunate enough to have to stay in Tulum town instead of the ritzy Zona Hotelera, this is the place to come to wash away your morning woes. Or afternoon. Whenever! The owner is lovely and friendly and speaks English (yay, no cherades for a change!), and the coffee and baked treats are awesome. Free wifi and comfy couches... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Bagels
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?