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Cafe Brujula

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Calle Macedonio Alcala 104, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 5161389
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by this cafe for a coffee and place to rest on several occasions. Great coffee and snacks and a lovely courtyard to rest, enjoy your coffee and people watch.

Thank calpoidog
Berlin, Germany
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here in the afternoon for a cappuccino and a cortado. The quality of coffee is good. WiFi worked well and the setting is nice too. Unfortunately they don't allow smoking even though the patio is open and with the necessary respect no other guests would have been bothered.

Thank Kilian P
San Diego, California
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141 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some of the best coffee in Oaxaca (which is saying a lot). The cakes an pastries are overpriced and sometimes dry but the seating areas are nice.

Thank IntlTravlrRevwr
Café Brújula O, Equipo Café Brújula at Cafe Brujula, responded to this review

Hello ! Thank you for the time you take to write to us. We are sorry that you had this experience with our pastries, we can tell you that we bake everyday our desserts. Feel free to tell our team to change your order. Our costumers are the most importante for us. We hope to see you soon again. More 

Badalona, Spain
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for a cappuccino, it was very good and nicely decorated. The local is really nice and centric, but you are not able to smoke even though it has kind of a terrace with no ceiling. I tried the oatmeal cookie, it was good but they should have chocolate cookies as well. The wifi works well.

Thank Raquel R
new york
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their coffees are great and the atmosphere very much reminds me of the village in the 90s. Very comfortable. The lemon cake is good if you like sweet snacks.

Thank brownsteindl
Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centrally located, good atmosphere, open until 10pm, very convenient and tasty coffee shop. It also offers some snacks like cookies and pastries.

Thank saberr
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full disclosure: we never tasted the food or coffee. We sat ourselves in this small cafe and were handed menus then ignored for 6-8 minutes. We signaled the waiter but to no avail. The cafe was apparently short staffed as we only saw 1 server. take that into account as you ponder your choices. This cafe is right across from... More 

Thank AventureroTX
Café Brújula O, Equipo de Café Brújula at Cafe Brujula, responded to this review

Hello ! Thank you for noticing the stunning view from the windows of our coffeshop. We are confused by your description of our service, since we employ neither the paper menus you say you recieved, nor the waiters you say you tried to flag. If you decided to visit us in person, we´ll be deligthed to take your order at... More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is a perfect place to chill and let time go by. The coffee is great, it's very friendly and the courtyard is comfy too. The courtyard is also partly covered to shelter from the sun and at this time of the year, the rain! The WiFi is quick too and plenty of people here are using their laptops.... More 

Thank Rinny_McPhee
San Francisco
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Tourists, tables, Oaxacans hip and computer-eyed share the courtyard and the Alcala site, Mostly tourists at the site across from Santo Domingo Church. Nice bustle, noise, and drinks. Some cookies to dunk for me, too. For a pure espresso only feel I like Blason in Jalatlaco better. But this place is fun and the workers are great.

Thank chucksf
Plymouth, MA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The best coffee in Oaxaca. Don't forget to try their fresh fruit muffins with raspberry's or other berry oozing out!

Thank LKO57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Macedonio Alcala 104, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: +52 5161389
Specialty Grade coffee, artisan coffee roasting, and homemade baked goods and snacks.

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