Just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you have to tame your tequila hangover with hotel instant or one of those maddeningly monotonous chain store javas. Los Cabos boasts a wealth of cafes and restaurants offering superb coffees and caffeinated cocktails, many representative of the world-class beans being produced from signature Mexican coffee growing areas like Oaxaca and Chiapas. The following five are the creme de la creme.
The Cabo Coffee Company is at the vanguard of coffee culture locally, sourcing their beans from the cloud forested high-altitude Finca La Reina de Pluma Hidalgo. Situated in a small mountain community northeast of Oaxaca, the estate produces 100 percent organic shade-grown coffee beans of the very highest quality. Cabo Coffee operates a semi-automated roasting operation near their cafe on the town square in Cabo San Lucas, ensuring their medium and dark roasted Oaxacan coffees are always as fresh as possible.
The French Riviera Bakery & Bistro is located in downtown San Jose del Cabo, and has quickly become a Mecca for devotees of fine coffee. The French Riviera sources all of their beans from Chiapas, a region known for producing coffees with delicate aromas, medium body, natural chocolate flavors, and bright acidity, so their javas provide a perfect complement for their chocolate confections.
Alexander offers a full range of espresso-style coffees, but it is the cocktails that are of particular interest. At Alexander, you can try specialties like their Can't Wake Up Coffee with tequila, brandy, and Kahlua, or their signature Alexander with brandy, Bailey's Irish Cream, and ice cream.
Senor Sweets has perhaps the largest coffee menu of any restaurant in Cabo San Lucas, featuring gourmet coffees from Colombia and Guatemala that are exclusively roasted for their patrons. The Cafe Senor Sweets is made with homemade sipping chocolate, espresso, and heavy whipped cream, while cocktail favorites include a selection of delicious iced coffees like the Amore Frappe with Amaretto, espresso, cream, and topped with fresh whipping cream.
Lorenzillo's Live Lobster House has a coffee menu featuring espresso drinks and flaming coffee cocktails, including one from D'Aristi Xtabentun, a Mayan liqueur from the Yucatán Peninsula that is made with rum, fermented honey, and anise.
Hidalgo and Madero
Manuel Doblado y Miguel Hidalgo
(Transpeninsular Highway between San Lucas and San Jose)
Cabo San Lucas Marina, location #105
first level of Puerto Paraiso Plaza
Av. del Pescador
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1 Camino Del Mar
Boulevard Lazaro Cardenas
Boulevard Marina lote 10
Plaza de Danza