Updated: Jan 19
Mexico City has a thriving digital nomad population. This glorious city of 23 million inhabitants offers low-cost living, comfortable weather, outstanding parks, coworking spaces, and incredible street food. These are a few of the many reasons why digital nomads across the globe are picking this fantastic destination. For remote workers, it is necessary to find coworking spaces and cafes that offer all of the essential amenities: fast and dependable wifi, power outlets, coffee, etc. Mexico City has more than enough cafes and coworking spaces to get plenty of work done and still have time to explore the city simultaneously. The neighborhoods of Condesa, Roma Norte, and Juarez are filled with cute cafes to work online and get your coffee fixed.
So what makes a coworking cafe worthy of a spot on this list?
For digital nomads, we need
Fast and dependable internet speed
Power outlets (preferable for each table/space)
Sense of community
So here are the 6 top picks for coworking cafes in Mexico City.
1. Santa Concha’s Cafe
Condesa Google Address: Av México 49, Colonia Condesa
Santa Concha’s Cafe is located directly opposite Parque Mexico in Condesa. This cafe is known for its conchas which translates to ‘shell’ in Spanish for its shell-like appearance. Conchas are Mexican sweet bread, and Santa Concha’s cafe is known for making unique conchas that look like cute animals, wild rainbows, and other fun shapes. This cafe has both outdoor seating with direct views of Parque Mexico and indoor seating with lots of quiet corners to work. They also have a small meeting room for small to medium-sized groups in the back corner. The internet is fast and reliable from both seating areas. It can be bustling on the weekends, but it is the perfect spot for digital nomads to grab a coffee and a concha during the week.
2. Cafebrería El Péndulo
Roma Norte Google Address: Av. Álvaro Obregón 86, Roma Nte.
Condesa Google Address: Av Nuevo León 115, Colonia Condesa
Juarez Google Address: Hamburgo 126, Juárez
Cafebrería El Péndulo is a chain of bookstore cafes across Mexico City. Cafebreria combines ‘cafe’ and ‘librería’, which means ‘bookstore.’ They have more than six locations across Mexico City, including Roma, Condesa, Juarez, and Polanco. In the La Condesa location, there is a two-level seating plan. The downstairs area is used for the bookstore or servicing clients ‘on the go.’ The upstairs has more individual seating and additional bookshelves. Upstairs you will also find larger tables for meetings and the perfect balcony for a sunny day. This place has a great atmosphere with lots of tables for working, a helpful and speedy staff, and plenty of good books for purchase in Spanish and English.
3. Boicot Cafe
Roma Norte Google Address: Jalapa 99, Roma Nte.
Polanco Google Address: Oscar Wilde 9F, Polanco
Condesa Google Address: Av. Tamaulipas 141, Hipódromo
Boicot Cafe was the trendiest cafe visited in Mexico City. The bright orange banner on the front of the store pops again the luscious green tree growing in the middle of the outdoor seating. They have fantastic and wild flavors of coffee, cold brew, and frappes and a lengthy menu of food options. There is plenty of outdoor seating, and you would initially suspect there are only four small tables of indoor seating, but this is very deceptive. Once you venture deeper into the cafe, you will find a hidden coworking area with an old-school Pacman machine, a piano, a lounging area, and plenty of seating. After 5 PM, you will likely catch larger groups joining this space for their signature craft brews.
Juarez Google Address: C. Liverpool 69, Juárez
Coffeefy is a great street corner cafe with a fantastic layout for remote workers. Downstairs you will find one large table with approximately ten working stations, but the best part is once you head up the spiral staircase in the back corner. On the second floor, you will find a lounge area with inspirational quotes scattered across the room and another ten spaces to cowork. There is also a meeting room with tv hookups and a laser printer. You wouldn’t expect there to be so much space in this little street corner cafe, but this place is ready to service remote workers.
5. Morona’s Cafe
Roma Norte Google Address: Córdoba 95, Roma Nte.
Condesa Google Address: Av. Tamaulipas 72, Hipódromo
Morona’s cafe is a spot that did not seem to show up on any lists by other bloggers on the internet but has all of the amenities for a quality coworking cafe. This cafe was an accidental find. In the back corner, you have four tables with power outlets, and one seat per table is a swing! Two long tables could serve small groups and big bay windows that capture plenty of natural lighting. The atmosphere was laid-back and quiet, perfect for getting lots of work done. I believe this is a coworking cafe that is up and coming.
6. Blend Station
Condesa Google Address: Avenida Tamaulipas 60, Condesa
Roma Norte: Google Address: Puebla 237, Roma Nte.
Blend station is one of the most popular coworking cafes in both Condesa and Roma Norte. Both spaces have indoor and outdoor seating. Some areas have power outlets outside, but all places have a power outlet on the inside. Because both spaces are trending, they typically fill up quite early, and you may need to be patient when finding a seat. Of all the cafes in Mexico City, this one truly has the best coffee. The coffee blends are sourced from small farms in Hidalgo, Chiapas, and Oaxaca regions, and they make sure you are aware of it. Both cafes have a modern, artsy vibe, which may be one of the many reasons why this place is always packed!
There are also plenty of open coworking spaces across the city similar to your typical office setting like WeWork, Homework Chapultepec, and El 3er Espaciomore. Still, you can skip the extensive monthly memberships, head to one of these cafes, enjoy great coffee, and get some work done for a few hours.
For a video of these cafes check out this Youtube video: https://youtu.be/E9LqMCg5NcI