There are coffee houses you go for the brew and others you go for the crew. Ki’Bok Cafe is the place to stop by for both, a spot of great coffee and a favorite Tulum hangout.
Centrally located in Tulum’s pueblo on Calle Centauro, this palapa-thatched venue possesses the eclectic vibes of Tulum Beach sans the traffic of Beach Road. The Tulum restaurant is snuggled between the uber-trendy Calas fashion boutique the beloved Batey Mojito and Guarapo Bar.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Ki’Bok Cafe offers economic meals that make this gourmet cafe a sure-fire winner among tourists and a favorite among locals for its versatility.
Ki’Bok prides itself on “crafting world-class espresso drinks from premium, organic coffee, grown in Mexico.” However, it’s more than just an awesome cup of Joe. It offers authentic Mexican dishes, excellent coffee, and a rooftop bar to catch the sunset with cocktails among friends.
You can bring the entire family for a sit-down breakfast or pick up your java to go with some pastries on your way to the beach. You’ll definitely want to try the egg skillet, which has a very hearty serving. The always-classic omelets are served with a Mayan twist like chaya, tree spinach, and regional staple.
More adventurous patrons must try the enmoladas. This is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish and a favorite in practically every household. Enmoladas are slightly fried corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken bathed in chocolate peanut sauce garnished with whisked cream and panela cheese. It is a true delicacy for the gourmand connaisseur.
Coffeeshops in any town are often the hub of community activity and conversation. Ki’Bok Cafe is no exception.
It’s the perfect rendezvous point in downtown Tulum, for example, to meet up with Your Green Guide and get your caffeine fix before heading out on an exciting nature tour or plan your next kiteboarding adventure with your instructor from Extreme Control.
Flying Solo? Swing by Ki’Bok, take a seat at one of the community tables and strike up a conversation with your neighbor to get a local insight of what’s going on in town during your trip. Of course, the staff can be very helpful too but remember they are working so be kind enough to reserve your inquiries during non-peak hours as this is the busiest coffee shop in town.
Visit Ki’Bok coffee in the heart of Tulum Pueblo for coffee, conversation, and more.
Want to learn more about eating your way through the Riviera Maya and other Tulum Mexico Restaurants? Check out our complimentary Travel Guide or contact Paulina, our concierge to make the most of your vacation.
All photos courtesy of Ki’Bok Cafe in Tulum.