Polanco is known as one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in CDMX. Its impressive neo colonial mansions, luxury boutiques, and top tier restaurants along its tree-lined streets invite you to explore on foot and enjoy its elegance and sophistication. When strolling down the avenues named after the great writers, humanists, and philosophers of history, there is no better way to stimulate the mind than with a coffee. So, here are six splendid cafés to check out next time you find yourself in that corner of the city.
The surrounds of Parque Lincoln have made the list again, not only for its beauty but also for being a contemplative space. Sitting at Café Joselo in front of the park is one of the best recommendations we can give you. Enjoy a cappuccino and one of their select pastries while you relax with the view and the song of the birds.
Emilio Castelar 107, local F, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
Renowned for its sandwiches, baked goods, and (obviously) biscotti, they play no games with the coffee here. Experts in this beverage without neglecting its rightful companions – delicious sandwiches and pastries. The atmosphere is cozy so cuddle up with a puff pastry with drink of choice. Note: the coffee is roasted by Salvador Benítez, owner of Passmar coffee in del Valle (if you haven’t been there for a natilla de espresso, you don’t know what you’re missing).
Luis G. Urbina 4, local 1, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5280 2155
The refined French school of coffee would not be missing in Polanco and we can say with certainty that Gaudelée! is one of the best pâtisserie’s in the neighborhood. Succulent breads and cakes accompany the creations of the baristas. The place has a charm that makes it downright dangerous: you’ll want to stay for hours.
Homero 1402, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 7886 5419
improvement (kaizen). For this reason, the strong Japanese graphic identity in their branding and the importance they give to learning and excellence should not be surprising. Passion, effort, and knowledge can be perceived in all of their creations. Visit them and find out for yourself – from coffee to their incredible merch. Learn more about them here and check out their cold brew mocktails.
Horacio 327, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 2624 2372
Recognized for the food more than the coffee, Catamundi is a beautiful restaurant frequented by both locals and tourists. Their coffee, made with a blend of Mexican beans, is the ideal accompaniment to their incredible cookies, pastries, and other delicacies from their bakery. Visit their store and you will find the best gourmet products in the area. #hottip Catamundi is a perfect place for a romantic date.
Alejandro Dumas 97, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5280 6681
Cafebrería El Péndulo
Steps from the beautiful Parque Lincoln you will find the Cafebería El Péndulo. A space for lovers of books, art, thoughts, and coffee. The bohemian atmosphere and tasty cuisine make it a perfect place to go for breakfast or stay all day in the midst of the luscious aromas emanating from books and coffee.
Alejandro Dumas 81, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 52280 4111