Café Avellaneda

Restaurants, Cafés La Concepción
4 out of 5 stars
Café Avellaneda
Foto: Bernardo Aponte

We can’t think of a better icon for Coyoacán’s vibrant center square than a squirrel and Café Avellaneda makes good use of it by adorning its turquoise walls with the adorable tree-dweller.

Inspired by Mario Benedetti’s The Truce protagonist, Laura Avellaneda, this mostly concealed spot is a must-visit when you’re in the area. With only five stools hugging the bar, a pair of two-tops and a bench at the entrance, this is the essential quiet nook for those looking to imbibe quality made-to-order coffees alongside baristas and regulars.

Unusually, Café Avellaneda doesn’t have a menu. It’s more of a specs sheet where you can learn about the café’s story, the different techniques used and the origin of the beans you’re about to consume.

Solicit the barista’s help in choosing between beans from Oaxaca, Chiapas or Veracruz and as that their make your cup with either a Ripper, Aeropress, French Press, a classic espresso, or even a Cold Brew, which takes at least 24 hours to infuse.

The cherry on top is the sustainable harvesting and fair wage practices that Café Avellaneda employs to make sure that their product is not only good for your palate but, also for the community.

By: Daniel Kapellmann


Venue name: Café Avellaneda
Address: Higuera 40
Mexico City
Cross street: Arturo Ibáñez
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm
Price: Average main course $80
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