This guide to the best coffee shops in Condesa has a cafe for any vibe you’re looking for. I lived in Condesa for six weeks and work from home, so I found myself lugging my laptop and sorry self to plenty of coffee shops around the charming neighborhood.
These six coffee shops in Condesa are my favorites!
Blend Station coffee shop
1. Blend Station
Paloma lt 233, Hipódromo,13210 Cuahutemoc, CDMX, Mexico (there’s also a second location in Roma)
I can say with certainty Blend Station is the best coffee shop in Condesa for working.
First, the ceilings are super high and there’s tons of natural light. Second, there are always so many people on laptops around me speaking a variety of languages that it feels like this great, inspiring, international coworking space, but it’s free!
They also have high countertops to work at as standing desks, which Dan likes. And they have free fruit infused water, which I like.
If you’re looking for a coffee shop in Condesa to buckle down and get some serious work done, Blend Station is the place. (And, they have the cheapest iced coffee of everyone on this list. Total win.)
Amsterdam 67A, Hipódromo, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Quentin is my second favorite coffee shop in Condesa. It’s great for work but it is pretty small (like, five tables) so if you like to be surrounded by people when you work, this might not be the place for you.
But, I love it because the concrete walls and sparse greenery all feels very posh and upscale – working at Quentin makes me feel like Serena from Gossip Girl writing a scathing anonymous letter to her high school class about who-knows-what. (I didn’t really watch much of that show, actually, but this shop gives off cozy NYC-in-the-winter vibes for sure. Anything you do here will be infused with an air of elegance.)
And the iced coffee was super tasty. I’m not a huge coffee buff and even I can tell this is high-quality coffee that’s better than most.
El Pendulo Cafe
3. El Pendulo
Av Nuevo León 115, Colonia Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
El Pendulo is a bookstore, cafe, and performance center all rolled into one.
It’s huge, bright, airy, and always full of people relaxing, reading, and working. If you’re looking for a cafe that’s not totally dead to work at in the evenings, this is your place because it’s always lit up and full of life.
They also host regular concerts and events, which you can find the schedule of online or in their menu. El Pendulo is definitely one of my favorite coffee shops in Condesa any time of the day!
4. Chiquitito Café
Alfonso Reyes 232, Hipódromo, 06100 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX, Mexico (plus two more locations)
As the name implies, the Chiquitito Cafe is tiny. So, it’s not a good spot for working (although, I do see people doing it from time to time when I pass by) but I still love it for getting a coffee on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
It’s always lively and there’s always lots of dogs. They somehow have a pretty extensive food menu for how unbelievably small the spot is, which I find pretty impressive as well.
If you want a coffee to go or just a place to sit down for a minute and feel like you’re really a part of the hustle and bustle of Mexico City swirling all around you, Chiquitito Cafe is a great place to stop by.
5. Boicot Cafe
Av. Tamaulipas 141, Hipódromo, 06170 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
This is another spacious and roomy cafe great for working. It’s usually pretty full and has a cheerful vibe with the front open to the street outside. There were a few other people working around us which is always nice, and Dan and I both got the cold brew coffee.
The cold brew was advertised as having extra caffeine and it definitely delivered on that promise – we drank it in the afternoon and both had trouble sleeping that night because it was still running through our veins!
If you need a serious pick-me-up, Boicot Cafe will get you energized in no time.
Monsieur Croque cafe
6. Monsieur Croque
Av. Tamaulipas 39, Colonia Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
This is probably the most restauranty of the coffee shops in Condesa on this list. It has a full menu and alcohol along with the coffee, so if you want something filling to eat I recommend Monsieur Croque.
It’s open to the greenery outside (and has outdoor seating) and is generally quiet and uncrowded. It’s also next to Ficelle Bakery, one of my personal favorite bakeries in Condesa, so that’s always a plus. Make sure to stop by it for some sweets on your way home to reward yourself for a workday well done!
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Visit the 6 Best Coffee Shops in Condesa With This Guide
The roundup only touches on the vibrant cafe scene in the neighborhood.
There seems to be an unending list of coffee shops in Condesa that I want to visit and the beauty of ever-changing Mexico City is that no matter how hard I try, I’ll never get to all of them.
And I’m ok with that.
But if you’re looking for some of the best coffee shops in Condesa, for work or just relaxation, this guide will point you in the right direction. Cheers!
Looking for more to eat, drink, and do in Condesa? Check out my guide to the best tacos in Condesa and Roma (trust me, it’ll get your mouth-watering) or browse the complete Mexico Series for guides to craft beer in CDMX, the top things to do in Coyoacan (another favorite neighborhood of mine), and much, much more!