Editor’s full disclosure: We were not compensated by any of these Sayulita cafes to publish anything about them. All opinions are our own and based on our experiences from years of living in Sayulita.
Awesome content Sayulita Insider! Thank you! We just arrived in Sayulita and are looking for the best Sayulita cafes particularly with wifi and healthy food. Can you recommend any? We are new in town and would love to get a recommendation from you guys! Thank you for all your content!!!!
JENEE O’MALLEY (USA):
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Sayulita cafes: how our Editors came up with the list
There are many Sayulita cafes all over town but for this particular reader question, we will only recommend those that have decent wifi for digital nomads. WiFi in Sayulita is not really that good to find but we’re always on the hunt for new Sayulita cafes to be our second offices.
Comfortable seating is also important. Sayulita is a small town and you’ll rarely find cafes with big spaces. We will also be discussing the layout of each of these Sayulita cafes. We also considered the neighborhood and the location of each place.
Finally, food. A cafe can have a pretty interior or good wifi, but the food is one of the most important. We’ve been to lots of cafes in Sayulita but we only recommend those we’ve actually tried (and liked). Vegetarians, don’t worry – we assure you that all these places have vegetarian and vegan options.
Here’s the list of our favorite Sayulita cafes. Hope you enjoy them and let us know your favorite!
#1: Yah Yah
Yah Yah is number one because it’s comfortable and familiar. This is where we always do our client meetings and team brainstorming. There are times when we want to try new Sayulita cafes but in the end, everyone will decide to go to Yah Yah because of their super-fast WiFi!
Yah Yah is located in Niños Heroes so for our team members who live on the south side, this is a very convenient location. It’s about a 3-minute walk from the plaza but I personally don’t like this walk because the street of Niños Heroes is super narrow. It’s always busy with cars!
Their outdoor seating (with a street view) is good for brunch and breakfast dates. If you want a peaceful environment for working, they have the second-floor area for digital nomads. This Sayulita cafe has airconditioning with is another plus. AC is very rare in Sayulita! There’s also plenty of plugs all over the cafe if you want to stay and work longer.
On Yah Yah Sayulita’s menu: basic breakfast (fruit plate), croissants, toasts, bowls, waffles, bagel, wraps, hot and cold drinks, smoothies, and coffee.
If sandwiches are your thing, Yah Yah specializes in bagels and croissants. Our favorite is Buenos Dias, a bagel sandwich with eggs, bacon, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, Brussel sprouts, and pickles. Buenos dias costs $4 USD.
We also love their espresso selection where you get the chance to virtually travel around Mexico and see their specialty coffee. Our espresso recommendation is Veracruz.
2: The Anchor
We recently discovered Anchor and we love it for its very private location! Here’s the thing: if you are living in Sayulita for a long time like us, you will get to know the whole town. Sometimes, finding a quiet space to work can be challenging. Lots of distractions from people saying hi when they see you sitting down in a cafe (believe me, it happens to us most of the time).
The Anchor is located at Gringo Hill and not a lot of people pass by this street. In fact, you won’t see anyone! There are lots of spaces inside and there is also an outdoor space if you don’t want AC. Wifi in Anchor is super-fast like Yah Yah. They have a fiber-optic Internet so it’s digital nomad approved.
On Anchor Sayulita’s menu: coffee, specialty hot drinks (latte), cold brews, tea, smoothie bowls, smoothies, bagels, and ciabatta. They also offer a lunch menu (mind you the plates are big!) that’s not meat-heavy. FYI, their eggs are organic!
Our favorite is Anchor’s Big Breakfast, a really big plate with two eggs, bacon, grilled panela, cheese, sauteed spinach, tomato, and sourdough. This plate costs $6.74 USD.
#3: Don Bonito Cafe
Don Bonito Cafe is the winner of our up and coming category in Sayulita Insider’s Best in Travel 2021. Most of us have lived here for years but never really noticed Don Bonito Cafe because we don’t frequent the northside. It’s a pretty new cafe, too.
Bonito has the biggest space and most beautiful ambiance in all of these Sayulita cafes but our debate at the office is always, “will you go all the way north for Don Bonito?” I will! 3/10 of us will. As you already notice in our articles, there is always a hood war between us. I always bring friends visiting town here because they love it. It might be far but it’s super private, airy, and quiet. I feel like I can concentrate more on work here than in the other cafes. Don Bonito Cafe is about a 15-20 minute walk from the plaza.
I haven’t had the chance to try their food yet since I always just come here for the coffee. I don’t come here very often because I live on the southside of Sayulita. The main reason why I go to this Sayulita cafe is space, privacy, and a quiet environment. That’s really a rare find in Sayulita and I love Don Bonito for that!
I must admit that the first time I visited Miscelanea, I wasn’t that impressed because it was pretty crowded. The chairs are next to each other and there was a long line outside. Until I came here on a dead hour (hmmm, let’s say 3:00 pm?), I realized why it’s always crowded and full — their space is really really comfortable!
Miscelanea is very centric to town but it’s not really easy to spot. You need to enter an alleyway right next to Emiliano’s Restaurant to get to this hidden garden. Once inside, you will see their outdoor and indoor seating, both conducive for digital nomads. There are also plugs everywhere! However, their wifi is not great! It’s super slow most especially when it’s full. They only have the normal Telmex rouoter and it’s not fiber-optic wifi. I feel like if Wifi was good, Miscelanea would’ve been on top of this list!
On Miscelanea’s menu:breakfast specialties like yogurt-based meals and chilaquiles, coffee, tea, toasts, sandwiches, salads, soups, smoothies, and smoothie bowls. Their lunch menu includes tacos and burgers!
Our favourite in Miscelanea is their shakshuka, a typical Israeli breakfast with tomatoes, eggs, and onions. Accompanied by fresh bread, shakshuka is the perfect brunch food. We actually believe that Miscelanea is the only place in Sayulita that serves Shakshuka. This plate is big (but we never share) and costs $5 USD.
#5: El Fortin
They moved to a new location and we definitely love this one better! I have been living in Sayulita for years and I’ve witnessed El Fortin move 3 times. They are now on the north side and I must say this location is way better than the others. Alright, this isn’t super north like Don Bonito. This is really close to the center.
The street where El Fortin is located in a quiet area and their outdoor seating is perfect for people watching. You literally have a street view but we promise, it isn’t that loud. You can definitely focus on work! Wifi is pretty slow but so I don’t really recommend this to digital nomads. What I do when I am here is connect my laptop to the hotspot. I really love this space!
I also just come here for coffee and every month, I swing by to buy their coffee bean for my home! Their roasted coffee is one of my favorites in Sayulita and it’s really very reasonably priced. If you want good coffee in your house, take it from El Fortin!