It is a well known fact that I love coffee, and am always looking for a good excuse to try out new coffee spots and cafes, and there is no better excuse than moving to a new city! Consider this post your ultimate guide to staying caffeinated, finding a great place to get some work done, or to discovering your new favorite afternoon break scene.
I've divided the map into three price categories:
$$$ - expect to pay prices similar to what you are used to at home.
$$ - a little expensive for Mexican standards, but won't break the bank.
$ - my kind of price!
Remember to keep coming back to this post. I will continue to update it as I also discover new places, and will make sure to always highlight a few of my favorites.
So where am I loving right now?
Yume: Adorable shop and cafe all rolled into one! Yume is super accessible by public transportation, but is situated on a quiet side street, and has a huge, open front entrance blurring the line between inside and outside. Come to shop, work, caffeinate, or eat (the pastries always look delicious).
Borola Café Roma: This is a small, and quiet cafe a few blocks from the main action in Roma with great wifi. It's also happens to be the perfect spot for any self-affirmed coffee snobs looking for a barista who knows their way around a chemex, aeropress, or french press. Dogs are also welcomed.
Otro Cafe Anzures: Anzures is a smaller residential neighborhood wedged between Polanco and Cuauhatemoc, which you could easily miss. However, I would recommend a trip for a relaxed lunch or snack at Otro Cafe, which isn't too far from parts of Chapultepec Park. The coffee is reasonably prices, and there is a full food menu.
After six weeks of settling in, and exploring CDMX, David and I went on our first excursion to see what else this amazing country has to offer. Based on reading suggestions for day-trips on Culture Trip, compiling my own list from my trusted Lonely Planet guide, and following recommendations from our new friends, we landed on Tepoztlán; one of the Pueblos Mágicos in the State of Morelos. We had a packed day of hiking (more like stair climbing), eating, and shopping. Keep reading for my best tips and recommendations for your next visit to the magical mountains of Tepoztlán.
One of the biggest benefits of moving abroad is the opportunity to explore a new city, and country in an intentional and in-depth way. I can't wait to start traveling around Mexico, but for now, we're excited to see, eat, and do everything we can in our new home. Mexico City itself has roughly 922 square miles of space for us to discover, which is almost double the size of NYC. During the week David goes to work, and I go to school, but we are already taking advantage of each weekend to start working through our ever expanding To Do List. If you want ideas for your next Mexico City visit, or are just curious about a typical weekend for us, keep reading for a glimpse into our most recent 24 hours.
Walking enthusiast, and kitchen experimenter currently living out my dream in Mexico City, Mexico.
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