As a digital nomad who spent three months in MedellÌn and later returned for a fourth month, I know a thing or two about coffee shops. This article profiles the eight top Laureles coffee shops.
These are some of the most inviting and delicious coffee shops I discovered in Laureles, which is my favorite neighborhood in Medellín.
#1 Laureles Coffee Shops: Rituales Compañía de Café
A small but mighty café, Rituales is the winner for most creative serving of cold coffee. Ordering a cold brew here comes with a presentation and an education that will get you excited about the java you’re about to drink.
Rituales has an outdoor patio and a colorful inside filled with retro couches and chairs. And it’s just cozy enough to offer an intimate setting but not too small that you won’t find a seat.
Hours: 9 am to 9 pm (Monday – Saturday); 10 am to 8 am (Sunday)
Address: Circular 74 # 39B-22, Laureles
#2 Laureles Coffee Shops: Café Revolución
Early hours and some of the best coffee in the city – Café Revolución is where Ross, Rachel, Joey and the rest of FRIENDS would hang out if that show took place in Medellín. They offer a rich selection of coffee, tea, juices, smoothies, and even their own private roast.
Their original location is located next to Primer Parque. Also, you can also visit them at their new second location off of Calle 37.
Hours: 8:30 am to 7 pm (Monday – Saturday); 9 am to 6 pm (Sunday)
Address 1: Carrera 73 # 4-10, Laureles
Address 2: Calle 37 # 79-32, Laureles
#3 Laureles Coffee Shops: Algarabía Café
This quaint, colorful café is situated directly across from the Primer Park in Laureles, right next to Il Forno (one of my favorite restaurants). The colorful bricks filled with plants will signify you’ve arrived. Also, their coffee is exceptional and they make one of the best Americanos in town.
Algarabía offers more than what initially meets the eye, so don’t forget to check out the back of the café as well for their private garden area seating. So, if you’re seeking a café with serene, green views, this is the place to go.
Hours: 9:30 am to 9:30 pm (Monday – Friday); 2:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Saturday, Sunday)
Address: Calle 39C # 73-29, Laureles
#4 Laureles Coffee Shops: Paraíso – Resto Café
This café is a personal favorite for digital nomads because of the fast Internet (20 Mbps) and outlets at every table. Plus if you’re vegetarian – you’ll love their meat-free menu del dia options. It’s also the only place I’ve seen in Medellin to serve a gyro available with with chicken/lamb or vegetarian/garbanzo beans.
Paraiso is owned by a pair of sisters who offer a selection of homemade desserts that will satisfy even the most persnickety of sweet tooth’s. If you like to start the day early, their doors open at 8:30 am serving an American style breakfast. And if your Spanish needs some improvement, this café does have bilingual workers.
Hours: 8:30 am to 8:30 pm (Monday – Thursday); 8:30 am to 9 pm (Friday, Saturday); Closed Sunday
Address: Calle 42 # 70-38, Laureles
#5 Laureles Coffee Shops: Café Cliché
A French inspired bistro, this eclectic café is quite a delight. The creative menu looks like a coloring book and the extensive selection of crepes, coffees and daily rotating menu del dia options makes this worthy to be on the list. Follow them Facebook to get updates on what item is being served for the menu del dia.
Their outdoor porch is a perfect place to drink a cold iced latte – one of the biggest I’ve seen! It’s one of my favorite in town and offers a nice variety for 13,500 pesos (approximately $4.50 USD). Also, at night, the café comes alive with musicians and bands performing several times a week.
Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm (Tuesday – Thursday); 12 pm to 12 am (Friday, Saturday); Closed Sunday/Monday
Address: Carrera 76 # 41-41, Laureles
#6 Laureles Coffee Shops: Café Zeppelin
Café Zeppelin eclectic décor in this opened air café is sure to please your senses and create a perfect environment for either socializing or working. Everything from the mismatched chairs to the television turned fish tank adds to the ambiance.
It’s located a stone’s throw away from the Second Park in Laureles. Zeppelin. However, it doesn’t cater to the early morning crowd, as they don’t open their doors until noon.
Hours: Noon to 10 pm (Monday – Sunday)
Address: Transversal 39 # 76-12, Laureles
#7 Laureles Coffee Shops: La Taza Tienda De Café
Step back in time at La Taza and enjoy their locally roasted coffee and menu del dia in this modern-meets-historic looking café. I love the look and feel of their stone walls mixed with their wood bar.
So, grab a bite and get to know some of the locals who frequent La Taza. They’ll make you feel right at home!
Hours: 9 am to 10 pm (Monday – Saturday); 2 pm to 8 pm (Sunday)
Address: Circular 75 # 39-33, Laureles
#8 Laureles Coffee Shops: Starbucks
Even though I’ve previously focused on locally owned cafes, I can’t leave Starbucks Laureles off the list because it’s my favorite Starbucks that I’ve ever been to anywhere in the world.
The staff greet me by name and know my order by heart. Also, there’s a friendly and local vibe to this particular Starbucks that I’ve never seen in any other location.
Although the café itself isn’t locally owned, the coffee is Colombian and the employees are community driven. The friendly staff make me feel like I’m someone special every time I visit.
Hours: 7 am to 10 pm (Monday – Thursday & Sunday); 7 am to 11 pm (Friday – Saturday)
Address: Av. 74B # 39B-6, Laureles
The Best of Medellín
Besides this article about the eight top coffee shops in Laureles, Medellin Guru has several more articles about the best restaurants and coffee shops in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley:
- 19 Best Restaurants in Laureles in Medellín
- 15 Best Restaurants in Envigado, Colombia
- 15 Best Restaurants in Sabaneta, Colombia
- 14 Best Pizza Places in Medellín: The Best Pizzerias in the City
- 13 Best Burgers in Medellín: Best Burger Places in the Aburrá Valley
- 12 Best Steakhouses in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
- 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
- 9 Best Colombian Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
- 9 Best Italian Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
- 12 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in El Poblado
- 9 Best Places for Brunch in El Poblado
- 5 Best Independent Coffee Shops in El Poblado
- 8 Top Coffee Shops in Laureles
- 5 Best Nano/Micro Breweries in Medellín
Also, we have several additional best of Medellín articles:
- 35 Top Things to Do in Medellín and Nearby: Top Tourist Attractions
- 21 Best FREE Things to Do in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
- 17 Top Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Medellín and Nearby
- 14 Best Malls of Medellín – the Ultimate Guide to Medellín Malls
- 12 Best Museums of Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
- 8 Best Pueblos Near Medellín Worth Visiting
- 7 Best Panoramic Views of Medellín
- 5 Best Neighborhoods in Medellín
- 2 Best Walking Tours in Medellín
- 14 Top Churches in Medellín Worth Visiting
- 22 Best Mobile Apps to Use in Medellín and Colombia
What are Your Favorite Laureles Coffee Shops?
These are my picks for Laureles coffee shops, but I’d love to know yours. Drop me a comment below with your favorite coffee shop in Laureles and I’ll be sure to check it out next time I’m in Medellín.
Also, we previously looked at five top coffee shops in El Poblado.
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Hi Paul, thanks, very nice article, I live in Laureles and I have been to several of these coffee shops but not all of them. My favorite so far is Cafe Revolucion.
One you missed is Le Panetier Cafe at the Primer Parque in Laureles.
Nice post, I know a few of these cafes and will try some of the others.
Another you missed is Fidelina. A three-story house with individual rooms on the second floor, a rooftop terrace and a mellow vide. They have table service. The server brings a numbered bottle to your table. When you’re ready to go, take your bottle to the cashier on the main floor. No waiting for the bill or for the waiter to go fetch the credit card machine. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Hi Jeff, Nice selection of coffee shops in Laureles. I’m curious about New Hearts Cafe. Next time you are in the Laureles area would you please review it ? Thanks.
New Hearts serves a good cup of coffee. I walk past a lot of times during regular business hours and they’re closed. They seem to be associated with a spiritual movement and offer books for sale. I’ve been several times in the evening and enjoy the outdoor seating especially on the upstairs balcony.