06 Feb San Miguel de Allende Coffee Shop Review
San Miguel de Allende Coffee Shop Review
A good coffee shop is at the top of my list when traveling or settling in to a place. For me, a space where I can work, eat and enjoy a cup of high quality Joe is quintessential to brainstorming and research. Living in San Miguel de Allende, I naturally have some favorites …and so, in no particular order, these are my most beloved haunts.
I first fell in love with Hotel Zaguan when I tried their coffee. And then I tried their food. And then I perused their art gallery. And then I met the family that owns it. Swoon.
Along with three lovely boutique hotel rooms, they have an art gallery representing several artists. Their food is excellent, accompanied by strong coffee and smiles. Also worth noting that they consistently have good wifi.
Beverage of choice: Double shot cappuccino. What a beauty!
Bonus: A wall shrine to coffee. Hosts Art Openings and Mezcal Tastings.
Of the many things I love about Mesa Grande, it was the look of this coffee shop that pulled me in – the large wooden table that gives the coffee shop its name visible through the glass door, baskets of freshly baked bread behind the counter and a wood burning pizza oven in the back. And it’s just as cozy as it looks.
The baked goods are delish – I personally love the flaky, buttery pan au chocolat – as are their menu items. The coffee is spot on, and they even introduced me to a new favorite, The Dirty Chai. Not to mention that the owners, Robin and Fernando, are super cool, friendly folk.
Beverage of Choice: Dirty Chai (Double dose of caffeine!)
Dish of choice: Fruit, granola and yogurt. Fresh and light, it’s the perfect complement to one of their delightful baked treats.
Bonus: Artisanal beer and Thursday Pizza night
Café Contento was one of the first cafes I found in San Miguel de Allende. I love the ambiance of both the courtyard and indoor seating areas. I’ve tried and loved many dishes on their menu, including an incredible huitlacoche quiche. They have an excellent breakfast and lunch menu. Doug and his staff are attentive and kind.
Connected to the Buena Vida bakery, their bread is spectacular!
Beverage of Choice: Mocha or Green Juice
Dish of Choice: French Toast (There are no words!)
Bonus: Hosts Extraordinary Culinary Events.
EL CAFÉ DE LA MANCHA
El Café de la Mancha is a newcomer on the scene, but man do I love their style! Kitsch up-cycled furniture made from wooden pallets and burlap sacks, scrumptious loose tea and 4 different coffee extraction methods – they know what they’re doing. Plus, friendly staff and a quiet relaxed ambiance is perfect for focusing and getting work done.
They have some unique menu items. Agua de Chia, for example, is a refreshing lemonade-like beverage with chia seeds. I also tried a Choco-Chai which I thought only existed in dreams until I tried it. Creamy chocolate chai? Whoa. Mind blown.
Bonus: Loose tea means cleaner tea. Learn more here.