But with a capital city like La Paz in Baja California Sur, you can luckily still find your must-have cafes and coffee shops—if you know where to look!
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Whenever I move to a new destination like La Paz as a digital nomad, I always search for the best coffee shops and cafes with wifi where I can enjoy a beverage while getting some remote work done.
La Paz has a handful of places where you can get your coffee or chai fix, but here are my favorite neighborhood cafes and coffee spots!
The Best Cafes & Coffee Shops in La Paz
1. La Mäsa Panadería
- ⏰ Open: 8:30 AM–1:30 PM, closed Mon–Tues
- 📍 Location: Belisario Domínguez y Callejón 18 de Marzo
My personal favorite cafe and coffee shop in La Paz is La Mäsa Panadería.
Owned by architects Reuben and Ixchel, La Mäsa is a cozy and airy panadería offering fresh-baked bread, scrumptious pastries, brunch, and coffee/tea.
Their brunch menu is simple yet delicious with items such as baguette sandwiches, eggs, quiche, and a Spanish-style potato tortilla served with tomato bread and a side salad (my go-to order!).
When I asked the owners Reuben and Ixhcel about how La Masa came about, they said,
“We are architects but one day we started making bread and discovered we were good at it.”
What better way to start a business than combine both of your passions?
So, with a healthy dose of both design and dough, La Mäsa was born. 🥐 ☕️
Whether you want to wake up slowly, catch up with a friend over a coffee and pastry, or work quietly on your laptop while enjoying the soft breeze of La Paz, then head to La Mäsa. And don’t forget to follow them on Instagram here.
💻 A note for remote workers and digital nomads: Please be conscious of your table/Wi-Fi usage at La Mäsa as there is limited seating. Make it worth their while if you are going to take up one of the available tables. We typically order breakfast (pastry + juice/coffee) and then lunch.
2. DoceCuarenta Coffee & Bakery
- ⏰ Open: Daily from 7 AM–10 PM
- 📍 Location: Calle Francisco I. Madero 1240
If you’re in need of espresso, wifi, and more space to spread out, then head to the go-to coffee shop in town, DoceCuarenta.
At Doce, you won’t find as cozy vibes or personal attention as you would at La Mäsa, but that’s kinda the point, too. Here, there is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and outlets for charging your devices.
The atmosphere at Doce is quintessentially digital nomad style with modern furnishings, large tables, free internet, bathrooms, and a reliable (yet somewhat limited) menu of yummy pastries and salads.
The staff is always pleasant and courteous, but it’s not the coffee shop you go to to establish a first-name basis.
But due to popularity, that can only be expected. And besides, Doce Cuarenta is more than a coffee shop.
In addition to coffee, they serve tea, beer, wine, and kombucha, and they even have a sizeable merch shop. (One time, I even blogged with a beer in hand, which wouldn’t normally be odd, but being inside a coffee shop it felt a bit strange!)
Nevertheless, with three locations in La Paz, Doce Cuarenta is a staple in the La Paz coffee scene.
And while I’m not an expert on coffee, they’re popular for a reason. I usually order their Dirty Chai, hot Oaxacan cocoa, or matcha tea.
Besides the wider range of beverages available, another perk of Doce Cuarenta is that they are pretty much open from sunrise to past sunset. In other words, you can work early or late here and not really bother anyone.
Overall, Doce is just a no-fuss spot to whip out your laptop or hang out with a friend over pastries, drinks, and snacks.
3. The Peach
- ⏰ Open: Daily from 8 AM–9 PM
- 📍 Location: Calle Ignacio Zaragoza 40
The Peach is another cafe that makes it into my weekly commute in search of wifi and good vibes in La Paz.
You can find this aesthetic and colorful cafe tucked away off a side street in the historic center—the perfect little-known nook to escape to.
That said, while it is super cute and atmospheric, it feels a little dark inside. The tables and cushions aren’t as comfortable for working on your laptop compared to other cafes, so I come here more for the atmosphere/drinks and to do light work.
The fun vibe, great service, and location make up for it, though. It’s not also crazy busy like Doce Cuarenta, so it’s a good alternative if you’re looking for something quieter to go.
The Peach is also open later and offers a dinner menu, but so far we haven’t had the chance to eat here.
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4. Capuchino Café Bar
- ⏰ Open: Daily from 8:30 AM–10:30 PM
- 📍 Location: Downtown, Calles Lerdo de Tejada esq. Calle Mijares
Capuchino is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly cafe, bar, and music venue tucked away on a corner behind the main seaside boulevard. It’s an underrated place for eating out in La Paz, whether you want to stop in just for coffee or a full meal!
The menu consists of healthy and sustainable breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus drinks from smoothies to whiskey to wine. They kinda do it all! You can also stop in on Tuesdays at 7 PM for open mic night.
We come here for breakfast or sometimes we just order for dinner on Uber Eats. It’s open early and late, making it a great all-day spot for good vibes, food, + wifi.
5. Casanova Café
- ⏰ Open: Daily from 7 AM–3 PM
- 📍 Location: Downtown, Mutualismo esq. Melchor Ocampo
If you’re looking for a cozy little coffee shop that feels strangely like a European coffee house mixed with a modern brasserie, then head to Casanova Café.
While we’ve only stopped by for lattes and fresh-baked pastries, people say this is a great breakfast spot in La Paz. The wifi can be a little iffy at times, but considering its cozy atmosphere and location just a block away from the sea makes it worth it!
Keep in mind that Casanova is small, cozy, and somewhat dark inside, which is nice on a grey or drizzly day in La Paz over winter. I wouldn’t necessarily come here on a hot, sunny day to work but more so to pop inside to enjoy the specialty coffee and atmosphere.
7. Café Belier
- ⏰ Open: 7:30 AM–9:30 PM, closed Sundays
- 📍 Location: Calle Francisco I. Madero 815, Esq. Salvatierra
Café Belier is a newer coffee shop in La Paz, having been open for about a year. It is located just outside the historic center—making for a great pit stop on your walk down the northern side of the malecón.
There are only two tables tucked inside Café Belier, but there is ample seating on the sidewalk patio (good for a sunny day!).
We came here mid-week when it wasn’t too busy and was able to put in an hour or so of work while sipping away on our beverages and homemade cookies.
What I loved most about this little cafe is its quaint and cozy atmosphere. The decor and colors ooze a calming and “Instagram-worthy” aesthetic.
7. Le Tasse Café
- ⏰ Open: 7 AM–10 PM and Sat-Sun from 8 AM–10 PM
- 📍 Location: Downtown, Calles Lerdo de Tejada esq. Calle Mijares
If you’re out exploring the heart of La Paz, away from the busy seaside promenade, and are looking for a coffee shop, head to Le Tasse Café.
Le Tasse Café in La Paz is a great choice if you’re seeking an airy ambiance, delicious pastries, and wifi (and outlets) for charging and working on your laptop.
As “amantes del café” you can expect a welcoming atmosphere, friendly baristas, and coffee that hits just right.
We didn’t come out this way often as we didn’t have a car, but we often passed Le Tasse on our way to go shopping by Uber/taxi.
8. Green & Rosse
- ⏰ Open: 7:30 AM–5:30 PM
- 📍 Location: Northern side of the Malecón, Paseo Álvaro Obregón
Green and Rosse (formerly Sweet & Fit) is a sweet little cafe serving healthy “soul food” and smoothies.
Their location is what makes this a great spot to work from, though, as it’s perched along the northern end of the Malecón.
The view you have looks right over the vivid blue-green sea. It’s breezy, and even a little noisy with the road traffic, but a nice spot with lots of light.
They also have a more ample and diverse smoothie + food menu than Doce or the other cafes mentioned above. You can also order from them for lunch on Uber Eats.
9. Café La Choya
- ⏰ Open: 7 AM–2 PM, closed Sunday
- 📍 Location: Colima #1650 e/ Durango y Chiapas
La Choya is a great little coffee shop if you’re looking to just stop by for freshly-ground coffee from across Mexico.
They serve coffee from Oaxaca, Veracruz, and Nayarit, plus organic coffee from Chiapas as well as their house special and decaf.
There are only two tables inside across from the counter so seating is definitely too limited for working on your laptop.
- ⏰ Open: 7 AM–10 PM
- 📍 Location: Central/southern end of the Malecón (Paseo Álvaro Obregón 550)
Finally, for the best cafe views over the water head to CinnaRolls.
This isn’t just a coffee shop, but also a popular breakfast and brunch restaurant in La Paz. Plus, they whip up some mighty good cinnamon rolls which pair well with a cuppa!
The only real downside to CinnaRolls is that, due to its prime location, it gets super busy—especially on weekends.
We haven’t worked on our laptops from here but there is spacious seating both inside and out on the sidewalk. For light work, it would be okay as long as you don’t hover and take up table real estate too long.
Nevertheless, if you’re on this side of La Paz (around the Marina) then you can save yourself from walking across town for decent coffee, fabulous views, and connectivity.
All that said and done, whether you’re a local resident or a curious traveler, these cafes and coffee shops invite you to slow down, savor the moment, and immerse yourself in the vibrant and upcoming coffee culture of La Paz. ☕️
I am excited for even more coffee shops to pop up around La Paz. The city definitely could use a few more—but for now, I’m super pleased to have my “neighborhood go-to’s.”
If you have any questions or recommendations for other cafes in La Paz, drop them in the comments below!