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Top 5 Coffee Shops To Work Remotely From In Mexico City

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Have you been dreaming about your 2022 travel goals? If so, consider adding Mexico City to your list of ‘must-visit’ places. Mexico City is the perfect place for solo travelers. As a digital nomad, Mexico City has been one of my favorite places to work remotely from, build community, and explore all the unique neighborhoods.


I originally planned to stay in Mexico City for one month but stayed for three months after seeing how much there was to explore. Mexico City is filled with endless things to experience, such as museums, galleries, parks, rooftops, and more.

With remote work becoming more popular by the day, it’s essential to find the perfect atmosphere to work remotely from. When I first started working from home, I ended up in a routine where I would work from bed, which proved not to be sustainable nor helpful for my mental health. Even with all the perks of working from home, leaving the house and creating separation between your work life and personal life is important.

There is no shortage of places to work from in Mexico City. From co-working spaces to hotel rooftops and even coffee shops, Mexico City has a lot to offer for digital nomads. I’m currently counting down the days until I return. Here are coffee shops you should check out within different neighborhoods of Mexico City.

1.Niddo

Niddo is a gorgeous cafe located in the Juarez neighborhood. The cafe is located on the corner and takes up two blocks of outside seating and a bar inside seating. Niddo Cafe has a bohemian-style vibe and offers an aesthetically pleasing location to work remotely from.

2.Blend Station

Blend Station is located in the Condesa neighborhood. Condessa is a trendy area in Mexico City that attracts many expats. Blend Station prides itself on serving high-quality Mexican Coffee. The shop offers plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of outlets at each table. The crowd at Blend Station is young and creative.

3.Panaderia Rosetta

I frequently visited Panaderia Rossesta when I lived in Mexico City. This cafe is located in Roma, another popular community in Mexico City for digital nomads. There’s usually about a 20-minute wait to get a table outside, but it’s worth it. Unfortunately, there isn’t any inside seating. The bakery also offers fresh-made goods, and I recommend trying the guava pastries as you work.

4.Cuhtli

This cafe is located in one of my favorite neighborhoods: Coyoacán. Coyoacán is further from Roma and Condessa, but it still offers an excellent authentic and local experience. The atmosphere is light, and the coffee is sourced locally. Once you spend the workday here, you can easily wander through Coyoacán and explore the markets and shops.

5.Almanegra Café

Almanegra Café is located in Roma Norte. This minimalist coffee shop offers a quiet and comfortable atmosphere and is an architectural gem. This coffee shop is frequently listed as one of the best, and it is easy to see why.

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Before she was Amira Unplugged, rapper, singer, and a Becoming a Popstar contestant on MTV, she was Amira Daughtery, a twenty-five year-old Georgian, with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. “I thought my career path was going to lead me to law because that’s the way I thought I would help people,” Amira tells xoNecole. “[But] I always came back to music.”

A music lover since childhood, Amira grew up in an artistic household where passion for music was emphasized. “My dad has always been my huge inspiration for music because he’s a musician himself and is so passionate about the history of music.” Amira’s also dealt with deafness in one ear since she was a toddler, a condition which she says only makes her more “intentional” about the music she makes, to ensure that what she hears inside her head can translate the way she wants it to for audiences.

“The loss of hearing means a person can’t experience music in the conventional way,” she says. “I’ve always responded to bigger, bolder anthemic songs because I can feel them [the vibrations] in my body, and I want to be sure my music does this for deaf/HOH people and everyone.”

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Amira Unplugged and other contestants on Becoming a Popstar

Amira Unplugged / MTV

In order to lift people’s spirits at the beginning of the pandemic, Amira began posting videos on TikTok of herself singing and using sign language so her music could reach her deaf fans as well. She was surprised by how quickly she was able to amass a large audience. It was through her videos that she caught the attention of a talent scout for MTV’s new music competition show for rising TikTok singers, Becoming a Popstar. After a three-month process, Amira was one of those picked to be a contestant on the show.

Becoming a Popstar, as Amira describes, is different from other music competition shows we’ve all come to know over the years. “Well, first of all, it’s all original music. There’s not a single cover,” she says. “We have to write these songs in like a day or two and then meet with our producers, meet with our directors. Every week, we are producing a full project for people to vote on and decide if they’d listen to it on the radio.”

To make sure her deaf/HOH audiences can feel her songs, she makes sure to “add more bass, guitar, and violin in unique patterns.” She also incorporates “higher pitch sounds with like chimes, bells, and piccolo,” because, she says, they’re easier to feel. “But it’s less about the kind of instrument and more about how I arrange the pattern of the song. Everything I do is to create an atmosphere, a sensation, to make my music a multi-sensory experience.”

She says that working alongside the judges–pop stars Joe Jonas and Becky G, and choreographer Sean Bankhead – has helped expand her artistry. “Joe was really more about the vocal quality and the timber and Becky was really about the passion of [the song] and being convinced this was something you believed in,” she says. “And what was really great about [our choreographer] Sean is that obviously he’s a choreographer to the stars – Lil Nas X, Normani – but he didn’t only focus on choreo, he focused on stage presence, he focused on the overall message of the song. And I think all those critiques week to week helped us hone in on what we wanted to be saying with our next song.”

As her star rises, it’s been both her Muslim faith and her friends, whom she calls “The Glasses Gang” (“because none of us can see!”), that continue to ground her. “The Muslim and the Muslima community have really gone hard [supporting me] and all these people have come together and I truly appreciate them,” Amira says. “I have just been flooded with DMs and emails and texts from [young muslim kids] people who have just been so inspired,” she says. “People who have said they have never seen anything like this, that I embody a lot of the style that they wanted to see and that the message hit them, which is really the most important thing to me.”

A Black woman wears a long, salmon pink hijab, black outfit and pink boots, smiling down at the camera with her arm outstretched to it.

Amira Unplugged

Amira Unplugged / MTV

Throughout the show’s production, she was able to continue to uphold her faith practices with the help of the crew, such as making sure her food was halal, having time to pray, dressing modestly, and working with female choreographers. “If people can accept this, can learn, and can grow, and bring more people into the fold of this industry, then I’m making a real difference,” she says.

Though she didn’t win the competition, this is only the beginning for Amira. Whether it’s on Becoming a Popstar or her videos online, Amira has made it clear she has no plans on going anywhere but up. “I’m so excited that I’ve gotten this opportunity because this is really, truly what I think I’m meant to do.”

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