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Top Choice Museum in Coatepec

Museo El Cafétal Apan

If you want to learn a bit more about the history of coffee in the region, visit this excellent museum, which displays antique coffee-making tools alongside modern machinery. There are hands-on demonstrations showin…
Top Choice Cafe in Coatepec

El Café de Avelino

Some of the best coffee in Coatepec comes from a cafe with two tables and four chairs (five if you count the owner's). Owner Avelino Hernández – known locally as the Poeta del Café (coffee poet) – brews minor miracl…
Top Choice Mexican in Coatepec

Café Santa Cruz

From the outside, this blushing terracotta building resembles a country farmhouse, but the tiny dining room (there's only a handful of tables) is all light, modern and very relaxed. The folk who work here serve memo…
Waterfall in Coatepec

Cascada Bola de Oro

The nearest waterfall to town is in the environs of a well-known Coatepec coffee finca (estate), which also has various trails and a natural swimming pool. To get there, follow Calle 5 de Mayo north to a bridge, con…
Coffee in Coatepec

El Cafésitio

This thimble-sized cafe is primarily a place to purchase locally grown, gourmet coffee beans (M$160 to M$325 per kilo), but there are three stools at the counter on which you can perch to try the wares in the form o…
Gardens in Coatepec

Museo de la Orquídea

A 40-year labor of love by local botanist Dr Contreras Juárez, this orchid garden features over 5000 species of orchids from around the world, including all of Mexico's 1200 indigenous species, some of which are so …
Mexican in Coatepec

Finca Andrade

This large, colorful restaurant is renowned for its smoky, flavorful chilpochole de camarón (chilli-laden shrimp soup), as well as chicken with the restaurant's secret mole recipe and a variety of tasty antojitos (s…
Cafe in Coatepec


A charming cafe run by a friendly team of coffee roasters, who serve up their delicious wares (think fantastic coffee and mouthwatering cakes) in a lovely back garden space a short distance from the main square.
Coffee in Coatepec


At one of the better coffee shops in town, the heady brew can be purchased as beans or ground – finely, extra finely and coarsely. 500g goes for around M$90.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Coatepec

Plazuela El Zaguán

This cluster of small shops is a good place to browse for locally produced gifts such as vanilla essence, jewelry, local fashions and more.