Tulum cafes (Best Cafes in Tulum, Mexico)
November 7, 2022
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If you’ve been following my content for a while then you know that I have a soft spot for Tulum, and have visited many times over the year. The food in Tulum is one of the main things that keeps me coming back over and over again. Like any normal person, I have a slight obsession with great Mexican food. Tulum is a serious foodie destination, and the great restaurants and cafes in Tulum is one of the main reasons that I’ve fallen so in love with this city. If you’ve embraced the remote working lifestyle, then you may be looking for the best Tulum cafes for a cup of coffee and a good place to get some work done. All of these cafes can be visited using this guide, or you could book a restaurant walking tour if you’re looking to join a group!
I have used a 3-scale dollar sign rating to indicate prices.
$ Full meals under $5 USD
$$ Entrees range from $5-15 USD
$$$ – Entrees average $20USD+
Best Cafes in Tulum Town
La Pizzine $$
La Pizzine is technically a restaurant, but it gives off the best cafe vibes during the day. I first stumbled upon La Pizzine while looking for a decent cup of tea in the La Valeta neighborhood. I ordered the Avocado Toast with Tomato ($4.50 USD) expecting a classic spread of avocado with some sliced tomato on top. What came instead was pure magic. Seriously though – this toast was topped with avocado, bruschetta, zucchini, red onion, a seed mix, and fried egg, and the most delicious green sauce. If only every day could start with a meal like this!
Not to mention, La Pizzine is also part art gallery, which makes the ambience perfect for hanging out and getting some work done. Plus if you have out long enough, it a popular spot for dinner. Come by for a glass of wine ($5-6 USD) and one of their delicious wood fire oven pizzas (starting at $4.50 USD).
Address: Calle 7 Sur y 14/Lote 16, La Valeta, 77760
Hours: Monday 9AM-10:30PM, Tuesday Closed, Wednesday & Thursday 8:30AM-10PM, Friday & Saturday 9AM-11PM, Sunday 8AM-11PM
Otti Cacao and Smoothies
Otti’s a small stand in La Valetta known for their cacao. They have a number of flavors, including orange and mint. Each cacao can be served hot, cold, or as a frappe. I got mine cold and it was delicious. It was served in a bowl with ice, and I alternated between using a spoon and sipping straight from the bowl – both method resulting in equally delicious cacao. They have great WiFi so this is a great little spot to come to to get some work done.
Address: Calle 12 Sur 22, La Veleta
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4PM, Saturday-Sunday 9AM-2PM
Liquido y Solido $$
If you’re a digital nomad or remote worker in Tulum, Liquido y Solido is for you. Liquido y Solido is one of the best Tulum cafes for getting work done. There is a big shaded outdoor area with plenty of seating, and many customers who take advantage of the ample seating with long work day sessions. The menu consists of lots of fresh juices, smoothies, and healthy food options.
Address: Av. Tulum Mza32 L8, Col. Centro, 77760
Hours: Daily 8AM-10PM (Sunday 10AM-4PM)
In my opinion Holistika is what Azulik was 3 years ago. Think lots of green, sound baths and yoga classes, and a trendy healthy cafe. I had a mixed experience. The property is gorgeous, no doubt about it. My food and matcha were really delicious and reasonably priced. Plus, the wifi was decent! However, the service was awful and painfully slow, despite sitting at the bar. But if you’re there to chill, then go for it! It definitely has your trendy expat vibe.
Address: Av 10 sur lote 4, manzana 902, Zona 11
Hours: 9AM-9PM Daily
Ki’Bok Coffee $$
I’ve heard it time and again that Ki’Bok has the best coffee in Tulum. As a non-coffee drinker myself, I unfortunately cannot confirm. But the atmosphere is great and the fresh juices are amazing. They’ve got a breakfast and lunch menu that are both fantastic and affordable. Plenty of seating indoors, and a few seats outside as well. This is one of my favorite Tulum cafes to work from!
Address: Calle Centauro Sur Mz 05 Lt 11, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77710
Hours: Daily 7AM-9PM (Sunday 7AM-5PM)
If you’re looking for a delicious pastry and a killer cup of matcha, Italdo is your spot. The chocolate croissant was seriously to die for, and absolutely massive. It’s also so hard to find a great cup of matcha that I actually enjoy since I’m so used to making my own at home, so my morning here was a major win. They’ve got some really cute seating outdoors as well!
I paid $6.50 for a matcha and a croissant. Obviously not the cheapest when you can eat a full taco lunch for $2, but still totally worth it in my opinion.
Italdo is a bit out of the way from town, but the outdoor ambience is really nice for hanging out!
Address: AV. 5 Sur Manzana 892 Lote 6, Local 7, La Veleta
Hours: 8AM-8PM Daily
Best Tulum cafes on the beach strip (Zona Hotelera)
Raw Love $$
Raw Love is a little slice of paradise in the middle of the jungle – that also happens to be located right on the beach. I mean can it get any better than that? If you’re looking for a healthy, vegetarian/ vegan breakfast or lunch, I highly recommend it as one of the best cafes Tulum.
I love their Raw Pad Thai and all of their smoothie bowls. They have plenty of great gluten free options as well. Make sure to bring cash along because cards are not accepted.
Their main location is on the beach, part of Ahau hotel, but they now have a second location within Tulum Pueblo as well.
Address: Tulum Beach, 77500
Hours: Daily 9AM-6PM
Matcha Mama $$
Matcha Mama is the ultimate classic spot for me on any Tulum trip – and of course one of the best Tulum cafes. Originally you could only snag a class Matcha Mama smoothie bowl at the beach (Hotel Zone), which is the address that I have listed below. However, they now have two more spots in Aldea Zama and Tulum Pueblo.
Address: Quintana Roo 15 470 Zona Hotelera • 77780, Zona Hotelera, 77780
Hours: Daily 8AM-6PM
Heading to Tulum? Here are some other posts to check out:
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- Top Tulum Instagram Spots
- How to get to Tulum from Cancun Airport
- Ultimate Tulum Itinerary
- Tulum Solo Travel Guide