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Babel Cafe

#7 of 18 Dessert in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
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Avenida Tulum | Between Osiris and Beta Norte, Tulum 77780, Mexico
07:30 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The employees here have incredibly terrible attitudes, definitely not reflective of the general hospitality seen in Tulum. I would not recommend spending any money or time here at all when there are many other cafe options with kinder staff and better food.

Thank DovPanda
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cafe for a quick bite to eat. Good coffee smoothies and local breakfast The staff are super friendly and helpful I came every day for a week to check emails and start my day with breakfast

Thank electricminds
Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The cappuccino I had at Babel's is the best I have had so far. Coffee I have had better but the froth was always lousy. The froth on the cappuccino at Babel's is excellent. I paid $45 MXN for a XL cappuccino. Nice price.

Thank mbroek2004
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Welcoming spot in the center of Tulum perfect for a quick bite and caffeine fix. Good to cool off on a hot day with ice coffee. Great coffee, friendly staff and good wifi. No gluten free options on baked goods. Some breakfasts / eggs are gluten free.

Thank Elaine G
Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Pan de Carmen next door was highly rated on Yelp but had loud music blaring at 8:30am, so we came here instead. Nice selection of breads and breakfast foods, pleasant cafe setting, friendly if a bit languid service.

Thank Avatar627
Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great food. Sandwiches, burritos etc are fantastic. Had a mango lassie with coconut, also very good. Latte was good. Only downside is no real coffee. Seems to be a problem in places geared towards tourists, lots of americanos or other expresso based drinks, but no coffee. Good prices too. I would defenetly return.

Thank Claynotmud
Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped by Babel sevaral times over the 10 days we were in the area. Very close to colectivos to Coba and PCD. Has great real coffee, good iced americano, very nice sandwiches (perfect to take to go for Chichen Itza, etc.) They have good Wi-Fi, nice seats, some locals who are very friendly, a waiter who is extremely cute... More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I asked for a chai latte emphasizing "muy caliente." It was muy luke warm. Also, they have no croissants but show a long list of bagels in the menu, but they didn't have even one. Maybe they were having a bad day so I'm calling them 3/5 (average). You can tell this is a "hip" destination so I'm sure this... More 

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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I stayed in Tulum for almost a month and it is quite expensive given Mexico's prices. But this place had the best value for money. It was my favourite cafe. Cheaper and more delicious than most of the places in town. Quality smoothies, wonderful bagels, delicious orange juice during breakfast time, great wi-fi and very nice staff. Definitely the best... More 

Thank Gabriele S
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

So we ate dinner next door but we stopped in for my fiance to get a coffee. I ended up with a icey non-coffee drink (a pinada). They were both fantastic. We also got a cookie which were all made there and an apple pie to go. Everything was great and the server was fantastic. He spoke very good English... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tulum | Between Osiris and Beta Norte, Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: 529846882269

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?