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Babel Cafe

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Bakery, Bagels, Café, Sandwiches
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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Good coffee and food

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Sarnesy
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nice small coffee shop with different hot and cold drinks and free wifi. Situated at the main street, easy to reach and find. Try the smoothies

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went back twice! Loved the brownies, cappuccino was great! Also had a turkey sandwich for breakfast one morning, totally hit the spot. Fresh aguas are good too--I had the mango---YUM! Quite pricey for what it is, but there's free wifi and clean bathrooms and it's a quiet spot to catch up on emails and relax.

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I came here a lot on my trip to start my day. Coffee is strong, and its a good place to grab a small bite before heading out into your day. Free wifi is good. The chairs are so comfy and its a great place to people watch as its right in front of the main street so you see... More 

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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

People at this place know how to make a good espresso and a good cortado, it is a real relief! They source the coffe from Veracruz and definitely know the recipe for a good coffee. It is very cheap. The staff is so nice too, which is definitely not always the case in Tulum. Highly recommended if you're in town... More 

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I enjoyed spending time at babel everytime I was going back to tulum. This coffee shop, the only one in tulum, proposes all the regular coffee and tea drinks (cold and hot), including soya and almond milk ! On top of that, the vegetarian bagel and the pastries are amazing - don't leave tulum without tasting their brownie. It is... 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 1 - 10
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Bagels, Café, Sandwiches
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?