Coffee in Antigua Guatemala is known to be of premium quality, with farmers taking extra care to deliver consistent, full-bodied flavor from farm to cup time and time again.
The result? Coffee shops and cafes in Antigua rival those found elsewhere in Central America, and you should definitely take time to enjoy a cuppa while visiting!
What makes the coffee in Antigua so good, you wonder?
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The quality of coffee comes from the rich, fertile soil in the Antigua Valley. As you may already know, the colonial city is surrounded by three volcanoes (hence the nutrient-dense soil) and sits at an altitude of 5,029 ft (1,533 m)—both prime conditions for growing coffee.
In short, enjoying a cup of coffee is an experience and one of the unmissable things to do in Antigua!
While living in Antigua as digital nomads, we had the wonderful opportunity to explore the city via its coffee shops.
Whether you’re searching for a cafe with wifi in Antigua to work on your laptop for the day, or are just on the hunt for the best coffee, this guide will spill the beans (pun intended) on where to find the best coffee and wifi in Antigua Guatemala.
Coffee Shops + Cafes with Wifi in Antigua Guatemala
1. Artista de Café
- Hours: 7am–6pm & until 7pm Sat–Sun
- Location: 5ta Avenida Sur #34B
- Wifi: Fast, few wall outlets
Artista de Café is a pure gem of a coffee house. Not only does it have good wifi, but the specialty coffee is also on-point, and the space is extremely cute. (The triple threat!)
We stumbled upon Artista de Café one day while walking from the center out to the Caoba Farms. On the outside, you don’t glimpse much of the cafe’s interior. However, once inside, you’ll feel like you’ve found a secret paradise.
There is space both inside and outside for relaxing, reading, or working away on your laptop. Our favorite spot for chilling with coffee was down the stairs in the little enclosed courtyard. Inside, tables fill up quite fast in the afternoon and are usually taken by remote workers, students, or nomads, so go early to grab a spot!
All in all, and at risk of revealing our favorite “secret”, Artista de Café is one of the best coffee shops in Antigua.
P.S. They just opened up a second location inside the @elcubocenter (coworking and event space) just outside of Antigua in the small town of San Lorenzo El Cubo.
2. Fat Cat Coffee House
- Hours: 7am–7pm
- Location: 4a Calle Oriente, #14A
- Wifi: Fast, no outlets
The name alone is what made us want to visit Fat Cat Coffee House. So we came for the name but stayed for the coffee, good vibes, and decent wifi! Turns out, Fat Cat has been among the top 10 coffee shops in Antigua Guatemala since its opening in 2010.
These guys know coffee and they sure know how to make a delicious dirty chai latte. While the food is good, the coffee and friendly service are the main draws. You’ll not want for much else at Fat Cat!
I didn’t run a wifi speed test here, but from memory the wifi is fast and we stayed 2–3 hours working until folks started piling in. (Please be considerate of the space and others.)
3. Cafe Estudio
- Hours: 7:30am–8pm
- Location: 2 Calle Poniente #2B
- Wifi: Okay
Cafe Estudio is often an overlooked coffee shop in Antigua, but we found it to have cheap and good coffee, breakfast, and wifi.
While the internet connection may not fast enough for Zoom calls or video editing perhaps, it’s great for writers/bloggers and light work.
We opted to spend our time on the roof (the views are epic), but the main part of the coffee shop is on the ground floor; there are just a couple of tables and the lighting isn’t the best. Nevertheless, it would be comfortable for connecting and relaxing with a decent cappuccino.
Cafe Estudio is worth checking out, even if it’s just to take in the views of all three volcanoes!
4. Fernando’s Kaffee
- Hours: 7am–6pm, until 12pm on Sundays
- Location: 7a Avenida Norte
- Wifi: Decent
Fernando’s Kaffee is a coffee roastery and chocolate factory offering travelers a quaint place to relax and unwind in the heart of Antigua.
It was actually the first cafe in Antigua that we visited, precisely because we had read they delivered on their promise of good, strong, Antiguan coffee—and it didn’t disappoint!
As for the atmosphere, there is a beautiful inner courtyard and garden. It’s a very peaceful place to catch up on work (the wifi works well), read a book, or just relax with a coffee in hand. The resident cat, Misha, can be found sleeping somewhere around too.
Chocolate lovers will also seriously appreciate Fernando’s for their handmade, artisanal chocolate. You can even take their 2-hour chocolate workshop, which they’ve been hosting for 15 years. The price is Q180 per person.
Overall, Fernando’s is a staple coffee shop in Antigua to discover.
5. LA VID Coffee Roasters
- Hours: 8am–6pm Mon–Fri, 10am–6pm Sat, closed Sunday
- Location: 3a Calle Poniente #14
- Wifi: Good
LA Vid Coffee Roasters is relatively new to the coffee shop community in Antigua. When we visited, they had just opened up and everything was brand spanking new.
You could tell they put a lot of love into their coffee, serving Paul’s creamy espresso with a shot of water. The owner also whips up fresh-baked pastries and cakes—the cute square of carrot cake with icing hit the spot with my cold brew.
The interior of LA VID is minimalist and rustic (and not very well lit). It can get a bit hot if you’re there in the late spring/early summer, but they have fans.
Overall, it’s a nice place to grab coffee and wifi in the heart of Antigua without the crowds!
6. Cafe Bohème
- Hours: 7:30am–8pm
- Location: 5a Calle Poniente #12B
- Wifi: Good
Cafe Bohème is a cute and colorful place to eat, drink coffee, and get some work done on your laptop in Antigua!
The rooftop area is airy and comfortable with simple wooden chairs and tables (some have cushions). Best of all, you don’t feel like you’re bothering anyone if you whip out your computer and connect to the wifi!
Not to mention, Cafe Bohème is a French cafe, meaning you’ll find yummy French artisan-style pastries to pair with your Antiguan coffee. Bon appétit!
7. Rainbow Café
- Hours: 8am–9pm
- Location: 7a Avenida Sur
- Wifi: Okay
Rainbow Café has been a long-time cafe in Antigua Guatemala, having opened its doors in 1990. So I’d be remiss not to mention it in this guide.
But that’s not the only reason why I’m mentioning it!
While I personally feel the food and coffee aren’t anything to rave about, Rainbow Café has one of the best atmospheres to hang out in, relax, and of course, work on your laptop.
There’s a library and a plant-filled outdoor garden with plenty of space/tables—perfect for soaking up inspiration and getting some work in.
My tip? Head across the street to eat at Samsara—one of the best restaurants in Antigua (vegan)—and then visit Rainbow Café for coffee and wifi.
8. Café Sol
- Hours: 8am–5pm
- Location: Callejón del Sol #11B
- Wifi: Good
Café Sol is a popular cafe in Antigua Guatemala whipping up fresh breakfast and strong coffee.
Of course, it also has a little coffee brew bar with a barista who will happily make your coffee any way you like it—French press, Moka pot, AeroPress, cold brew, pour-over, drippers, or even by sifōn.
There are tables downstairs in the garden courtyard as well as bar seating on the rooftop. If you need an outlet, they have one downstairs right beside a round table.
9. Cafe Cafe Guatemala
- Hours: 7am–9pm
- Location: Sacatepequez 7av. Norte #18B
- Wifi: Unknown
Cafe Cafe Guatemala serves up freshly-roasted coffee and scrumptious, organic breakfast or brunch (vegan and vegetarian-friendly)! They serve everything from specialty coffee to fresh smoothies to crepes to wraps and more.
While it’s not your typical cafe with wifi, the place seems laptop-friendly, as long as you go before/after the breakfast and lunch rush hours.
The best way to experience this coffee is through its artisanal coffee—whether “for here” or to go.
I hope this guide to the best cafes and coffee shops in Antigua Guatemala helps you find just what you’re looking for!
Without a doubt, Antigua is becoming more laptop-friendly and I expect more places to pop up that offer even better wifi, good vibes, and delicious coffee.
Do you have any other cafes or coffee shops in Antigua that you’d recommend? Let me know in the comments!
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