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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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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Paoli Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 2, 2014

Right next to the best bookstore, and across from the second best one. You eat in a lovely little covered patio that is valued by the locals for its internet access (and the fact that it's one of the few spots like this in Oaxaca with outlets for cords). The staff does not speak much English, though many of the... More 

Thank RonSilliman
Oaxaca, Mexico
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2014

With a new airy local on Calzada Porfirio Díaz this coffee house is a great place to have your breakfast coffee, a nice lunch (roastbeef sandwiches or beagles, yum!) or an afternoon coffee with friends. Also try the "Limonada Texana" for a refreshing experience.

Thank Tzatzil
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice little coffee shop with good coffee and decent hot chocolate. The hot chocolate wasn't very hot. They have free wifi which is a plus.

Thank snbWA
Loreto, Mexico
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Coffee is okay, but service is slow. Lighting is poor, which is probably good, as the place is dingy, shabby, and seems dirty overall. One tiny bathroom located under the stairs, unsigned, opening directly onto the cashier stand. Patrons tend to be young and immersed in their electronics utilizing the free wifi.

2 Thank rhinbaja
Houston, Texas
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2014

We tried both locations of this place and were not disappointed. This is the best coffee we had in Oaxaca during the 5 days we were there.

Thank laislapr
Norwich, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are a coffee snob then go here, they know how to cook coffee to perfection. Mexico offers great beans but we found some places cant cook it, so this was our saviour. Simple brunch menu is good, but who needs brunch when there is street food in your face in oaxaca

Thank Heather B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Great coffee, really friendly service and lovely atmosphere in a great area of Oaxaca. Also loved the yogurt based mango smoothie with no sugar! This is a REAL coffee shop! The best in town.

Thank islandisa
Peoria, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are two locations in Centro Historico: Garcia Vigil 409-D and Alcalá 104. Both offer the same coffee and dessert selections and have Wifi. Ask the waiter to write down the password when you order. The Alcalá location is an outdoor area with better atmosphere than the Garcia Vigil, but both are wonderful places to relax and regroup. Bagged coffee... More 

Thank OaxacaMex
Jacksonville, Florida
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290 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Me encanta el café de aquí. Hay muchas opciones de café y postres. El café es muy bien calidad. I love this café! The people are very friendly and the coffee is amazing! You definitely must stop here when you in the downtown area.

Thank Jaysuhn12
Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Service has always been hit-and-miss, but lately it's sinking fast. Maybe it's because the clientele is mostly tourists and Gringos. Or it could be that Kyle Dromgoole, the Texan owner, is not often there anymore. The last 3 or 4 times I've been there there's been something wrong with my order. Today I had enough & had to walk out... More 

Thank Spats65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, 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?