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Babel Cafe

#10 of 17 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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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bite before the Tulum bike tour. Service was quick and the ice tea was strong and delicious. Just what I needed to start the day

Thank Jacquie L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our espressos were good and had a depth of flavour, whilst my brownie was way up to excellent. Service was good and efficient, and they have free toilets! Wifi is also free.

Thank Jin6x
Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We went here several times while in Tulum. Everything's good, including the friendly staff, and especially our server Edgar, who's going to be a famous film maker one day, so look out for him! The coffee is perfect here. Americano made the way it's meant to be made. It's just down from the ADO, so I popped in for a... More 

Thank sansoucis2016
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Been visiting Babel from time to time and really like it. Good coffee, juices and smoothies. The sandwiches that I have tried are great. They also have a great selection of tea. It's a great place to sit and enjoy the city of tulum.

Thank fredrik213
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

By and large, these are the best smoothies on the street. I recommend the Tropical and the Lassie and my two favorites. The open air seating is lovely and cool. What makes this place delightful though is the quirky and kind waiter that takes care of the whole place and smiling, joking staff behind the counter. Clearly a lot of... More 

Thank lawbroad
Frigiliana, Spain
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We needed a loo stop, and wifi to search trip advisor for a lunch restaurant. We weren't disappointed here. The drinks were freshly made and a good price, the amenities clean, wifi free, and actually the food looked great. We wanted to walk through Tulum, so continued along the road to the restaurant we were looking for. Next time we'll... More 

Thank SpanishSen0rita
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I was expecting something better with 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor. In my opinion coffee was not good at all, tasted like a cheap coffee from an american dinner. Wanted pineapple juice, but got pineapple water. We had to wait for our food for over half an hour. Beef fajitas barely had any meet in them, thought beef burrito was not... More 

Thank Daria P
Campbell River, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We stopped in to have a late breakfast with 2 little kids in tow and were pleasantly surprised by the quick, friendly service and the variety of simple, tasty menu items they had. Our 3 year old loved his fresh smoothie, I loved the burrito (sauce was soooo yummy) and my hubby loved the smoked salmon on a bagel with... More 

Thank CourtneyfromCanada
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 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
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 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

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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
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?