Café Brújula

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

La Jícara is another great space for studying! They have fast and reliable WIFI and at night they sometimes have live perfomances, from musicians to story tellers, to people coming in and selling their hand made art work. It is a beautiful space that has a lot of plants around, has a store you can buy books and clothing if you want some Oaxaca gear. The staff there are friendly and open and they make sure that you have a great experience. They also have some amazing food!

"What I like most about this place is that it is "libre espacio" and anyone is welcome to go and sit without buying anything. Also the one place in the city I could find kombucha on tap." (Becca McInally)

"libre espacio" and anyone is welcome to go

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!)

Starbucks

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.

Address:

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!

Cafebre 

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

La Organizacion

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

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