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Babel Cafe

#6 of 17 Dessert in Tulum
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Avenida Tulum | Between Osiris and Beta Norte, Tulum 77780, Mexico
529846882269
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07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank sansoucis2016
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank fredrik213
Seattle
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Frigiliana, Spain
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 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 

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Thank SpanishSen0rita
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Daria P
Campbell River, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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Thank DovPanda
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

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Thank mbroek2004
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?