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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
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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, Dessert, Late Night

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  • 40
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Great Banana Bread

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?