My coffee hunt took me back to Ciudad Juarez this week. I know, I know, I keep telling you about all these places in Juarez, but there are so many new cool places popping up you won't want to miss them. This coffee shop is definitely worth the trip, you can find them at Av. Lopez Mateos 1288 Local 4 Fracc. Los Olmos.
This coffee shop is very small, but full of many surprises. When discussing their inspiration behind this local coffee shop the thing that came up the most was Mexico. When the owner took time to travel across Mexico, he realized that his country had many things to offer that many people do not know about, or simply take for granted. From here, he took on the task of trying to get people to realize that Mexico does not fall short to other countries and to show them many of the good things their country has to offer.
Maya Cafe demonstrates their love and admiration for Mexico through their menu. The food menu includes many items that are considered part of traditional Mexican cuisine like quesadillas, chilaquiles, churros, conchas, etc..
They also give a Mexican spin to their coffee beverages like the Mocha Maya which is a mocha latte, but this beverage uses artisan chocolate from Mexico. There is also the Machata and the Jamaya which are combinations of coffee with horchata water and jamaica, or hibiscus, water.
The coffee shop has a very laid back ambiance that makes you want to stay to enjoy your food and coffee in the company of your friends. Sometimes there are some exhibitions of local artwork that you can enjoy during your visit.
If you do plan a visit, I recommend that you try their Mocha Maya, which is completely different than any other mocha latte you have ever tried. You can definitely taste the unique chocolate flavor in your coffee and it will remind you of your grandma's homemade hot chocolate. Food-wise, you should try their Quesadillas de Jamaica, which are quesadillas in a blue corn tortilla with hibiscus flower in them. This dish will give you a taste of Mexico, and it will leave you wanting more.
Go visit Maya Cafe I promise you will not regret it!