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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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Retford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Las Vegas, Nevada
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Didn't care for the coffee at my hotel so went looking for a coffee shop and had the good fortune to come across Cafe Brujula. Doesn't look like much from the street but once inside they have a pretty outdoor courtyard area with wifi and 1950's rock n roll tunes. Their cappuccinos were strong and made to my liking and... More 

Thank fiorentina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Laid back coffee place on Acala st, mixed of locals and tourists. Good place to sip some coffee & escape the hustle of acala st.

Thank Julian O
Aarhus, Denmark
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Our little family including a baby girl visited this nice cafe twice on the same day as the coffee is great and the atmosphere is good. Everyone seems to come here, eg students, families, and business people and you just feel welcome.

Thank Peter Z
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

I was very excited to find delicious loose-leaf tea here and other tasty drink options as well as a good collection of cakes. Friendly service, a beautiful courtyard and free wifi. Very handy central location.

Thank happyaussiewonderer
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

Coffee was the best I had in my 3 1/2 weeks in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Cafe and surroundings - very basic. Cakes and nibbles not fantastic. Its just about the coffee- I think it was the house blend.

Thank 971Jchm971
Toledo, Ohio
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

I've never had bad coffee in Oaxaca. I love stopping in this and several coffee shops in this neighborhood. It's clean and the coffee is fresh. The workers are all friendly and the price is reasonable.

Thank Susana D
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383 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

I ws in the mood for a light lunch and the turkey sandwhich here was perfect. The courtyard behind the small restaurant was a very peaceful place to have lunch. The bathroom was small but clean. I will go again.

Thank packedandready2go

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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
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?