I came to Bogota with a goal in mind: I wanted to drink a lot of perfect Colombian coffee and visit a variety of cool cafes.

Sure, there are lots of things to do in Bogota, and I actually named “visiting Bogotá’s specialty coffee shops as an essential activity.

Whether you’re an expat looking for cool cafes where you can work remotely while sipping espresso, or a first-time visitor with one day in the city, use this list for experiencing Bogotá’s cafe scene.

Will you be heading onward from Bogota? See all the other travel guides I have for Colombia.

See our reviews of our top 3 Bogota coffee shops:

Azahar Cafe 93

Find it: Cl 93b #13-91, Localidad de Chapinero, Bogotá & Azahar Cafe Nogal, Carrera 9 # 79A-23 Primer piso, Bogotá

Azahar is the type of cafe that I found out about before I even arrived in Bogota. The Azahar cafes are a magnet for visitors to Colombia’s capital. As we stepped into the Azahar Cafe at Parque 93, I knew I wanted to stay a while! It’s a beautifully-designed coffee shop with green plants, natural light, different areas for seating and lots of great Colombian coffees to try.

The company believes in transparency between Colombia’s coffee producers and the experience of the person who enjoys the coffee in a cup.

Acknowledging that for decades, Colombia exported most of the best coffee beans around the world to foreign markets, Azahar is serving as much Colombian coffee within the country as they can, starting with their roasting facility in Quindio, near Salento in the Zona Cafetera (Coffee Region).

Azahar makes the promise of honoring the work of each coffee producer in their network, and through an experience at a beautiful cafe, we found it to be true. Read more about Azahar at my full Azahar Cafe review.

Check out the Azahar website before you visit and you can also follow on Instagram.

Colo Coffee

Find it: Cra. 13 #83 - 19, Bogotá (Zona T), Carrera 6a #117-26 (Usaquen) & Carrera 10a #70-48 (Quinta Camacho)

We had a great time at Colo Coffee and tasted some of the most unique espresso I’ve ever had. If you’re like me, I recommend sitting down at a cafe like Colo and trying a few things from the menu.

If you go at an off-hour, you can have much more attention from a friendly barista who can make genuine recommendations depending on which type of coffee you’re into. And then, try an espresso, to taste something special and different.

Colo Coffee has three locations in Bogota, and we went to the one in Zona T. It’s a spacious cafe, with a natural-light-filled seating area toward the back where we took some of my favorite photos from our month in Bogota. I liked the decor of the big bags of coffee, the bright blue accents, the tropical patterns and my coffee served on a wooden board.

You can see more photos at my Colo Coffee Bogota review.

Colo Coffee was started only in 2017 to celebrate specialty coffees inspired by the people of Colombia. The idea was to bring better Colombian coffee to the people of Colombia, and because of this, everyone can enjoy the country’s flavors at Colo!

For purchase, Colo Coffee has quite a few “lines” of coffee beans, with different themes. They’re available to purchase at the website. I could go on and on about how cool the Colo story is, like how the company has a commitment to equality for coffee growers, and through this, they hope to spread knowledge of Colombian coffee around the world.

Read more about the story at the website, and then follow their Instagram.

Cafe Cultor

Find it: Cl. 70a #9 - 44 Casa, Bogotá (Chapinero) & Calle 71 # 10 - 47 Int 4, Bogota (Quinta Camacho)

Trying as much coffee as we could at Cafe Cultor was kind of a surprise happenstance for us! We’d been looking for new coffee shops to try, and decided to venture to the Chapinero area for a new coffee experience.

I was delighted to find Cafe Cultor (also called Coffee House Cultor) in a “house” environment, which makes it a cozy place to be. The neon green branding is present throughout, from neon green tables to neon green bags of coffee! My favorite part of the cafe is the backyard, where we sat with nitro brews, espresso and drip coffee, enjoying the ambiance.

A bit about Cafe Cultor: according to the cafe’s website, Cafe Cultor is a brand that represents 10,000 coffee producers in the country and in 7 distinct coffee-producing regions. Their exceptional coffee represents the threads that hold the coffee culture together through the powerful stories of the farmers.

Will you be in Bogota for a while? Check out their workshops and events.

And there are two spaces in which you can enjoy Cafe Cultor’s coffee: the Chapinero “house” cafe, and in Libreria Wilborada, a bookstore in the Chapinero neighborhood. Follow their Instagram for some coffee-brewing inspo!

Varietale Cafe

Find it: Cl. 41 #8-43, Bogotá (Javierana) & Cl. 12 #1-20, Bogotá (La Candelaria)

With four locations in Bogota, Varietale is a well-known cafe in the city for Colombian coffee. The Javierana location is a cool and laid-back space with outdoor seating. It’s the type of place where you could spend hours, and great for sharing the love of coffee with some friends.

I recommend opting for the coffee-tasting experience, which is awesome for anyone who appreciates a range of coffee-brewing methods.

The La Candelaria location has WiFi, outlets for charging your laptop and is a great spot to work remotely for digital nomads. A lot of the space is like a patio with a translucent skylight, which keeps it airy and bright with natural light. Keep the La Candelaria shop in mind the next time you have some work to do!

Varietale now also has opened in Colombia’s second-largest city, so you can find it among the best cafes in Medellin.

Check out the Varietale Instagram!

Arte y Pasión Café Presidencial

Find it: Cl. 10 #8 - 87, Bogotá

This local cafe is one of the underrated ones in Bogota. The latte art is one-of-a-kind, and up a notch from the usual “latte art” you may find elsewhere. The “pasion” comes from the love of coffee from Colombia, and here, you’ll find coffee from several regions of Colombia.

Rather than a menu full of frothy sugary beverages, the menu at Arte y Pasion features coffees from all over the country with their specific notes and flavors.

The talented baristas will be happy to share their coffee knowledge with you, and will pour your cup at your table after you choose the type of coffee that interests you. Make sure to check out the big coffee map of Colombia on the wall. Follow them on Instagram!

Bogota Coffee Roasters

Find it: Cl. 43 #19 - 30, Bogotá (Santa Teresita)

Bogota Coffee Roasters is a fun place in the city where you can get serious about coffee through a coffee experience or just sitting down with a cup! Take your coffee via any of the various brewing methods, from Aeropress to Syphon and Chemex. There’s also the usual espresso drinks like lattes, americanos and macchiatos, with the addition of specialty drinks like affogatos.

It’s a perfectly relaxing spot, and if you’ve got your laptop with you, it’s not a bad place for getting some work done. Travelers tend to like the area where it’s located and recommend hopping around by foot after your visit. Somehow there isn’t a website I could find, but they do have an Instagram.

Mundano Coffee Shop

Find it: Dg. 40 #7-40, Bogotá

I like the look of this chill little coffee shop, with its cement coffee counter and white subway tile backsplash that has shelves of coffee bags. It’s a neat spot in Bogota for delicious coffee and it seems to be one of the few cafes that opens early enough to please Americans (who, like me, want to know that coffee is available starting at 7 or 8 am).

If you’d like a deeper experience with your coffee, ask for a Chemex brew and see if the barista can do it at your table for a peek at their skill in brewing. You can follow the cafe on Facebook.

Libertario (Calles 85, 70a & 122)

Find it: Cra. 13 #85 - 13, Localidad de Chapinero, Bogotá & Cl. 70a # 5 - 37, Bogotá (Zona G) & Cl. 122 #17a -56, Bogotá (Santa Barbara)

Libertario is a collection of specialty coffee shops. The cafe introduces itself as having the dream of being able to hand down a sustainable planet to future generations, with the best coffees being cultivated in partnership with farmers in Colombia and Panama. The drip coffee is a perfect way to enjoy Colombia’s best coffees,

Specifically the location at Calle 70a has nice outdoor spaces, and Calle 85 does too, along with a chic and fresh design. The Calle 85 shop is known for its great cafe atmosphere. It also has gluten-free and vegan options for eating!

Not only did Libertario open a shop in Cartagena, but we just found out about their Mexico City location, and we’re adding it to our list of the best coffee shops in Mexico City to visit. Follow the Instagram to get to know the company.

DIOSA Café

Find it: Cra. 4 #54-24, Localidad de Chapinero, Bogotá

Diosa is a minimalist and fresh cafe in the Chapinero neighborhood. It’s full of light, openness, nice baked goods and lattes and coffee. The cool cement bar is lined with wooden open shelving. The whole place comes to life in the afternoon when locals come to meet friends, read books or study.

According to the website, the cafe is a space to “eat, connect and grow,” and of course, have a really good cup of coffee. The baristas are passionate and will help you have an excellent cup of coffee. Everyone would recommend having anything from their array of arepas and amasijos (doughy baked goods).

Café San Alberto Usaquén

Find it: Cl. 117 # 6A-47 6a, Usaquén, Bogotá

Serving the most “awarded” coffee in Colombia, Cafe San Alberto has locations in Usaquen and in “Downtown” (Cra. 7 #16-37). The cafe has a bit of a “religious” theme, branding their locations as “temples” and coffee experiences as “baptisms.”

Visiting the Usaquen location has an upscale and gilded vibe, seeing as the coffee counter has gold metalwork that goes nicely with the purple-painted brick walls inside. There’s a room with a skylight, which is cool for when you want natural light, and there is no shortage of coffee products to purchase, from gooseneck kettles to V60 pourover kits.

Baristas can help guide you through coffee options, and can recommend drinks to try. The coffee is rich and might be some of the best in the country (you can be the judge). Follow the Instagram.

Voluntad Café

Find it: Cl. 55 #13-49, Bogotá

This compact independent coffee shop does specialty brewing like V60, Chemex, Syphon, Aeropress and French Press, and has a charming sweet pink interior with fun tiles. It’s a superb breakfast spot, with food options of bagels, croissants, breakfast bowls and tortas (cakes).

The charm about Voluntad Cafe is that it’s not a big-name busy cafe, so you can give it a bunch of love when you go. It’s a small business with nice people working at the coffee counter, and they’ll be able to give you direct attention while your coffee is being prepared.

Follow the Instagram, where they’ll sometimes post photos of the locations from which the coffees come, like Sierra Nevada outside Santa Marta, Colombia.

Coffeestylers

Find it: Cl. 57, Teusaquillo, Bogotá

This highly-recommended cafe is an amazing place for enjoying coffee or espresso with excellent service. There’s a variety of things to try, including the arepas! Also, the secret best drink on the menu just might be the flat white.

They highly-skilled baristas are happy to give you a nice experience and if you’re lucky, you may land some fantastic latte art (some of it is next-level, like unicorns and bears). There’s no website, so check out the Instagram.

Jon Dech Coffee Roasters

Find it: Cra 20 #52a 15, Bogotá

This cafe is a specialty spot that will make you feel at home! It has been described as a coffee shop for the senses, and even though it’s a simple place, prepare to be surprised! Although you might not find Jon Dech Coffee in the lists of the best cafes in Bogota, you can go for the essential Colombian coffee experience that has coffee lovers continually coming back for more.

And, if you were wondering who Jon Dech is, I looked into it. At the cafe’s website, you’ll learn that Jon Dech is a pseudonym. That the real John has 17 years of coffee experience as a barista and brewer, a judge at the World Barista Championship, a trainer at the Specialty Coffee Association and more.

You can learn about Coffee Studio Colombia, which offers trainings in barista skills, latte art, cupping and filtering methods.

Café Quindío Nogales

Find it: Cl. 76 #11-35, Bogotá

Located in El Nogal, this conveniently-located cafe is a place to try coffee with friends and sit somewhere unique (like the tables made out of old doors).

It’s popular for travelers to buy the bagged coffee as souvenirs to bring home (I always do this). While there’s no working website, you can see what visitors are saying on TripAdvisor.

There are loads of ways to take your coffee at Cafe Quindio, named for Colombia’s coffee-producing region, and the cafe uses “100% de Colombia” as its mantra for its native coffee products. It’s also recommended for working remotely, as there’s strong WiFi and it’s even a fine place to take calls. Seems like it’s a spot for locals to have business meetings, too.

Juan Valdez Zona G

Find it: Cl. 70 #6-09, Bogotá

If you’ve been in Colombia for a few weeks now or even if you’ve seen a “Juan Valdez” abroad, you’re familiar with the name. While most people looking for an independent coffee roaster or coffee shop aren’t seeking out a Juan Valdez cafe, the one in Zona G has thousands of reviews and high ratings. Let’s see why.

You’ll find the 100% Colombian coffee selection to mirror that of other Juan Valdez locations, but this one’s a fun spot, with some natural light, relaxing seating areas and coffee presentations.

This location is an ideal spot for working remotely, with a WiFi network (note that it is not passworded), lots of choices of where to sit if you want to work with a laptop. There are three floors and a terrace. It’s widely considered the best and coolest Juan Valdez in Bogota.

El Altillo Café Usaquén

Find it: Cl. 119b #5-48, Usaquén, Bogotá

Right in the center of Usaquen is El Altillo Cafe, a cozy and earthy spot for breakfast, coffee and a small meal. Come for the atmosphere here, and try the Cafe de la Hacienda for a full-bodied brew. It’s a few blocks from the Usaquen Flea Market, so it’s popular with people coming or going.

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