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The Best Cafés in Mérida for Digital Nomads

Being the capital of the Yucatan state in Mexico, the city of Mérida has an array of cafés serving fast wifi with their coffees.

For those, like me, seeking a quiet place to work from your laptop without feeling the pressure of continually ordering food and drinks, here’s a round up of my favourites places perfect for us digital nomads.

Márago Coffee

Located on Paseo de Montejo, the grandest street in Merida, Marago Coffee’s interior is cool, minimal and modern. There’s a nice partitioned section to the left as you walk in which I favoured. The well air-conned café offers a welcome break from the midday sun.

If you fancy an alternative to coffee, I can personally recommend the cold fruit teas and the smoothies. With the smoothies, you can choose your base – water, milk or yoghurt which I thought was a nice touch.

Address: Paseo de Montejo # 481 Int 101 between Calle 39 and 41

Opening Hours: 8am-10pm daily.

Further Info: Marago Facebook page

Marago Coffee Shop, Merida

Sukra

On the opposite side of the street to Marago Coffee, Sukra is a boho café with indoor and outdoor seating. It serves sandwiches, salads, omelettes and sweet treats too. Their signature breakfast seems to be a sandwich with fried egg cooked into the top of the bread. I didn’t try it but I was ogling someone across the table eating it.

A friendly atmosphere – the staff were helpful and smiley. Massive bonus points for playing 80s music aswell.

Address: 45 y 43, Paseo de Montejo 496, Centro, 97000 Mérida

Opening Hours: Mondays closed //Tues – Sat 9-6pm // Sunday 9am – 2pm

Further Info: Sukra Facebook Page

Sukra café Merida Mexico

Bengala Kaffeehaus, St Lucia

Step into this small coffee shop and you’ll immediately be hit by the heat, the queues and the noise of blenders going. Ok, not great first impressions but stay with me here!

The coffee, however, is delicious, organic and home grown in the mountains of Mexico AND because it’s part of the Maison del Embajador Hotel, there’s a lovely courtyard patio garden out the back that you can use. It’s peaceful, in the shade and I noticed that barely anyone uses it. I’ve worked from here all afternoon and no one’s batted an eyelid.

Address: St Lucia area, Calle 60 x 53 y 55, Col. Centro 97000

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 7am-11pm  // Sunday 7am-3pm

Further Info: Website

Bengala Kaffeehaus, Santiago

Another one of the Bengala coffee houses located opposite the Parque de Santiago. I preferred this branch as it’s in a quieter location and close to my Airbnb.

The décor is wooden, rustic with high tables as you walk in but again it has a courtyard out the back.

The frappes are served in cute jars and are to die for– literally. There’s so much cream it’s worthy of a heart attack. Nevertheless YOLO! (or you can just ask for it without cream).

Address: Santiago, Calle 59 # 61 between 68 and 70

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 7am-11pm  // Sunday 7am-3pm

Further Info: Website

TIP: Don’t go there hungry, it serves a few sandwiches and pastries but not much else. The focus is on coffee and other refreshments.

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