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Frozen Hot Chocolate at El Jarocho

Coyoacán is known for its many coffee shops and the hippie intellectualism that supposedly lurks there. Indeed, if there is a place in Mexico City where you are most likely to see a young person hunched over a battered copy of Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina or arguing with a group of dreadlocked friends [...]

Maison Française de Thé: Caravanseraï

What could be more lesbionic than drinking tea in a faux-French setting? (I welcome alternatives in the comments.) It is in this spirit that I mention the Maison Française de Thé, a semi-subterranean tea-lounge located in the heart of the Colonia Roma. Although there is nothing explicitly lesbian about this establishment, to me, the decor, [...]

Organic Options in Coyoacán: Ruta de la Seda

Is it just me, or do lesbians seem to have a lot of dietary restrictions? Some of us are vegetarian and vegan, of course, but I’m surprised by how many of us also seem to have a lot of food allergies, be it to red dye, nuts, milk, gluten, and other seemingly innocuous items. Maybe [...]

Plaza Cafe at "La Conchita"

Coyoacán is one of those neighborhoods in Mexico City that is nice (and safe) to get lost in. Wandering off of the two main plazas, any number of the small streets you walk down might open up into another, smaller plaza with a colorful church or interesting building to sit in the shade of and [...]

La Pagoda: "Tan Popular Como Siempre"

One of the things I love about the Centro Historico is the way the combination of the architecture, the fonts on the signs, and the styles in the storefronts allows you to time travel through decades, even centuries of Mexican history. Simply walking down Cinco de Mayo, from the majestic Palacio de Bellas Artes, past [...]

Sanborns: The Almighty Café

Every guide to Mexico City includes La Casa de los Azulejos (The House of Tiles) as a must-visit spot. Located in the Centro Historico, opposite the Torre Latino, this building is famous for the beauty of its blue tiles, imported from Puebla when the building was constructed in 1596 for the Count of Orizaba. Legend [...]

Churros at El Moro

If you haven’t seen a listing for El Moro, then it’s time to buy a new guidebook; this Mexico City institution can’t be missed by those with a sweet tooth or an appreciation for un-self-conscious retro settings. I find that the architecture, signage, and fashion of the Centro Historico act almost like an erratic time [...]