Café Brújula is a perfect space for studying or just relaxing with your friends while enjoying coffee, smoothies, and food. It is a coffee chain in Oaxaca, you can find one close to your home stay. For example, the one that was closest to me, was "Calzada Porfirio Díaz 233, Los Mangales, 68040 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico" which has a nice setting since you can sit outside or inside. They have everything from coffees with aesthetic images on them, to some amazing mango smoothies, baked goods, and of course they have their famous Chocolate Oaxaqueno.
-Melissa, 2018 group
Other addresses to find a cafe near you:
Calle Macedonio Alcalá 104, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
Calle Macedonio Alcalá 407, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
Panorámica del Fortín 530, Faldas del Fortin, 68068 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
La Jícara Librespacio Cultural
The Oaxaca group of 2018 went to their first group dinner to the Jicara!
The address to this restaurant:
Calle Porfirio Díaz 1105, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Luis Jimenez Figueroa, 68070 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
(Really close to the centro!)
Yes, I know what you are thinking, there is even a Starbucks in Oaxaca?? Well, yes, yes there is. As cliche as this can seem, Starbucks is also a great place to study as well because it has fast WiFi and it is in the middle of a mall. If you don't mind a little noise around you then this is a great spot! You will see people in suits with their laptops and teenagers in their school uniform all either doing work or just grabbing a coffee with their friends.
Calzada Porfirio Díaz 258, Reforma, 68050 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
Located in Plaza Parque
There is a nice spot on the side of Starbucks for you to sit at which is surrounded by big umbrellas. You are literally in the center of the mall, you can look up and you can see a Nike store, candy store, and a type of Bath and Body store. Their drinks are similar to the ones here so you can even find your favorite drinks but they also have some twists or even new drinks, so you can always expand your taste buds!
A lovely outdoor space for studying with yummy coffee and treats. A little on the pricey side, but fun every now and then near Santo Domingo and Zocalo
Address: Calle de Manuel Bravo 108, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
This is a fair trade coffee shop as well as a nonprofit that one of our students held an internship at. Delicious coffee, great prices, even better cause.
Address: Heroica Escuela Naval Militar 708, Reforma, 68050 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico