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Looking for your caffeine fix? You’ve come to the right place, as we’re in search of the best coffee in Puerto Vallarta in this post.

Whether you’re looking to sample the local favorite cafe de olla or a flat white, you can find it in Puerto Vallarta. With the influx of digital nomads in the past few years, there are tons of excellent coffee shops here.

Puerto Vallarta coffee
Enjoying a Chemex in PV. Photo by Sasha Savinov

Coffee Shops in Zona Romantica

We’ll start out downtown in Zona Romantica and work our way north. Here are some of the best places for a cup of coffee in the city’s bustling tourist center:

A Page In The Sun

A Page in The Sun, Puerto Vallarta

A Page in the Sun: This cafe-bookstore is a Puerto Vallarta institution. They’ve been around for over 20 years now as people continue to flock here to sip coffee and turn pages.

For coffee connoisseurs, this place is a dream come true. They’ve got hot, cold, and frap options, all of which can be tweaked to your liking.

This coffee shop is also a great place to go for brunch in Puerto Vallarta as they also have an all-day breakfast, light food and snacks, and a bakery. Click here to check out their extensive menu.

Beyond the delicious coffee and food, it’s just a great place to hang out. This is especially true on the very frequent hot and/or rainy days in PV.

El Sofa Puerto Vallarta
Living room vibes at El Sofa. Photo by Sasha Savinov

El Sofa

El Sofa: If you’re looking for a living room vibe, look no further than El Sofa. This cozy place downtown has, as you may guess, a comfortable sofa to plop down on. They also have an adorable little dog.

Friendly staff at El Sofa

I love going to this place to grab a bite to eat, then stick around for a cappuccino. Sometimes I bring the Chromebook and headphones, other times, I bring a friend to enjoy some conversation. Either way, it’s nice lingering here for a while.

The pro move is riding the caffeine buzz to be productive here until around 4, when you can stroll to the next corner over for a delicious pint of craft beer during Hoppy Hour at Los Muertos Brewing.

The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Cup: Just a block from the pier, this is the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee on your way to or from Los Muertos Beach. In addition to the caffeine boost, it’s always nice to enjoy some A/C for a few minutes.

They’ve got all your classic coffee options here as well as some candy bar-themed frappes. Take your pick between Oreo and Snickers. It’s fine – you can burn off the calories by walking the Malecon later.

Other Coffee Shops in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Cafe

Puerto Cafe: This little coffee shop in El Centro is one of my personal favorites, mostly because they have flat whites and cold brew. These are both rarities at PV cafes for some reason.

Honestly, it’s probably the best Puerto Vallarta coffee that I’ve had. They can also fix you a Chemex, V-60, or Aeropress, so this is the ultimate hipster cafe.

I’ll often jump off the bus headed downtown just so I can grab a flat white here and hang out for a bit. They don’t have a ton of options for seating or food, but they’re always playing cool music, and I like the vibe there.

Puerto Cafe
A chill place for a cup. Photo by Sasha Savinov

Cafe la Ventana

Cafe la Ventana: Over in the 5 de Diciembre neighborhood, you’ll find this local gem just across from the square. Since it’s just a block from the start of the Malecon and is open-air, it’s a great spot for some people-watching.

Take your pick from their extensive menu of caffeinated goodness, including a latte with ice cream. They can also make Japanese siphon coffee, which looks like a science experiment and tastes amazing.

This place is a one-stop shop, as you can also take coffee beans or grounds home with you. Grab some cookies and pastries, and you’re all set for the week!

La Bodeguita del Cafe

La Bodeguita del Cafe puerto vallarta
One of the best coffee shops in town. Photo by Sasha Savinov

La Bodeguita del Cafe: In all my years in Puerto Vallarta, this is where I’ve bought the most coffee. It’s the best local shop for those living in 5 di Diciembre and is conveniently located right around the corner from the Ley supermarket.

You can buy massive bags of beans or grounds here for a very reasonable price. I also love taking home a few bottles of their agave honey. A bit of that and some almond milk makes an amazing cup of coffee!

Even if you’re just visiting, you can drop in here to grab a cup. They have a few tables if you want to linger, and there are some amazing birria tacos next door until around 4 in the afternoon.

Calmate Cafe

Calmate Cafe Puerto Vallarta
Calmate Cafe Puerto Vallarta

Calmate Cafe: We used to live right up the street from this place, and I only wish it had been there many years earlier! It’s so good that I’ll gladly travel back to that side of town just to get a coffee and brunch.

While they make a great cortado here, I feel like we always end up ordering the Mono Loco. Yes, that means “Crazy Monkey,” and it’s absolutely incredible.

It’s got cold brew, bananas, peanut butter, chocolate, and milk. If that doesn’t get you going, I don’t know what will. The food is excellent here as well, and they don’t seem to mind if you hang out with your laptop.

Puerto Vallarta Coffee Shops in Versalles

Miscelanea Vallarta

Coffee shops in Puerto Vallarta
Working at Miscelanea with a nice up of coffee. Photo by Sasha Savinov

Miscelanea Vallarta: In addition to having some of the best coffee in Puerto Vallarta, Miscelanea is easily one of the most Instagramable places in town. From the decor to the presentation, snaps from this coffee shop are sure to get some double taps.

Previously located right off the main road in El Centro, their new Versalles location is much quieter. If you’re a digital nomad in the area, this will quickly become one of your go-to spots.


Natureza Puerto Vallarta
Lunch and an ice coffee at Natureza. Photo by Sasha Savinov

Natureza: With two locations, Natureza makes it easy to find a good cup of coffee on this side of town. One is a full restaurant, while the other is a cafe attached to a coworking space.

I’ve only gone for coffee and lunch and then stayed a while with my computer, so I can’t say much about the space. We checked it out, though, and it looks like a good option for those who enjoy the coworking vibe.

As you can see, there are plenty of options for cafes in Puerto Vallarta. What’s your favorite place in the city to grab a cup? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Sasha is a teacher, writer, and video producer from Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State (Go Green!) and has since lived in China, Indonesia, Mexico, and Colombia. Sasha and his wife Rachel run Grateful Gnomads, where they write about teaching ESL, digital nomad life, long-term travel, live music, and more.

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