• Maco Cafe

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  • White Veg-options
Salad bar
Juice bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. An inviting homey space with art, music and food. The menu blends European and Oaxacan cuisine, which is always made-in-house to order including bagels, pasta, panini and pizza with vegan choices. Has a special vegan menu of the week. Drinks include hot chocolate, organic coffee, juices. Pet and bike friendly. Also has a lounge for yoga and other classes, photo or painting exhibitions, art workshops and more. Uses mostly local and organic products. Wi-fi. NOTE: Reported June 2023 to have limited vegan options – please send updates to HappyCow. Open Mon-Sat 8:30am-11:00pm, Sun 9:30am-6:00pm.

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14 Reviews

First Review by AliciaMeyers


Points +62

22 Apr 2022

They have options

It might not be THE vegan place, but they have several options, I love the coffee and they are very nice.

Pros: They have some options , The coffe , The coffee with chocolate

Cons: It can get busy



Points +77

25 Feb 2022

Not much to eat and very strange ambience

I will not be going back 😀

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-25

Pros: Some vegan options but you need to ask

Cons: Very strange abience in the place, Over the top with Covid, wall dividers etc


Points +132

03 Feb 2022

Do not go there

The vegan options are not specified in the menu, they serve some dishes modified but I ordered some enchiladas without cream and cheese and in the first attempt, they gave them to me with cheese and creams and in the second attempt, they served me mushrooms with cheese. I ordered without cheese.

I'm not sure if the salsas they use for everything are vegan, they say they are but it tastes like non vegan.

I couldn't eat.

They serve deserted and breads but nothing vegan.

I wouldn't recommend going there. They have no idea what vegan is.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Vegan options not specified in the menu, Not many vegan options, Slow


Points +20

12 Aug 2021

Es difícil identificar las opciones veganas

El ambiente en general es muy agradable y tranquilo. Sin embargo no tienen la mejor atención y parace ser que los meseros no tienen muy claro los ingredientes que llevan sus platillos, por lo que es difícil determinar qué platillos son aptos.


Points +272

08 Nov 2019

Almost no vegan options

There are a couple of things for vegans here, but mostly vegetarian options.
Place is cool, staff isn't that friendly though


Points +64

30 Apr 2019

Limited vegan options but nice atmosphere

Vegan options were very limited and nothing exceptional. I hope one day they will expand their vegan options. However, nice atmosphere and friendly staff.


Points +113

09 Apr 2019

Not great

The atmosphere wasn't the best, although the setting was very cozy. Very few vegan options and the pizza I got didn't taste that much. Awesome crust so the potential is great, but I was disappointed. Some of the staff is nice but others are kind of blah.


Points +38

29 Dec 2018


Staff are great and menu is vast for vegetarians. Not many vegan options. We got the pizza which was good but probably just had a bit too much going on, some contradicting flavours I think. Tacos were literally just mushrooms in a tortilla. Coffee was lovely, overall good, just not great vegan meals.

Pros: Lots of veggie options , Really nice coffee , Great staff

Cons: Not many vegan options , Vegan tacos were plain


Points +44

31 Oct 2018

Great place to enjoy good food

I've been to Maco several times already and was never disappointed. Although we had some issues with our first ordering (ordered vegan bagels but got them with a cheesy bagel), they solved the issue professionally. The vegan options are good and the atmosphere is great too. Some waiters aren't super friendly, but if you can ignore that, this place is a great one to have a nice meal!

Pros: Big portions, Reasonable prices , Great taste

Cons: Non-creative vegan dishes, Some unfriendly waiters


Points +25

16 Sep 2018

Limited options, multiple barking dogs

I love animals, that's why I'm a vegan. I don't believe in bad animals, only bad owners. Unfortunately there were several bad owners the last time my partner and I went to Maco. Four different dogs were barking the entire time. Their owners did nothing to calm them, and the staff didn't offer to help either. My partner and I ended up cancling our order and leaving.

Additionally the only protein option for vegans is nuts. Of the few vegan offerings many didn't even have those, instead offering mushrooms. Also everything I tried was very plain and not flavorful.

That being said the coffee is very tasty, the resteraunt itself is cute, and the live music (when you can hear it) creates a nice atmosphere. If they had some better vegan options and outside seating for inattentive pet owners I would give Maco a solid 4.

Pros: tasty coffee, chill live music, cute setting

Cons: limited/mediocre vegan options, disruptive patrons


Points +94

29 Mar 2018

Limitado pero rico

Quería pedir el el plato del día pero lo sirven hasta las 1:30pm entonces me pedí un panini Bene vegano. Para mi sorpresa era 10 pesos mas barato que su versión no vegana. Cuando llegó me desconcertó que solo tuviera champiñones pero, no juzgues un libro de su portada, estaba lleno de sabor y excedió mis expectativas. Viene con ensalada que va muy bien con la vinagreta dr la casa y ademas de cortesía te dan pan y salsa chipotle buenísima

Pros: muy agradable ambiente

Cons: opciones veganas limitadas y no tan claro


Points +84

28 Jan 2017

great space, warm and friendly staff, creative menu

Lovely peaceful courtyard with a large creative menu. Staff was very warm and friendly. Menu was huge with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options which were clearly marked by menu symbols. Great place just for a coffee too. Weekday lunch menu is a great deal at 68 pesos and one of the three platos fuertes options are always vegetarian (but other two are generally fish and chicken) as well as the sides.


Points +309

26 Jan 2017

Lovely place but limited vegan options

It's a lovely place to sit and there was live music the night I was there. It's in a convenient location. The vegan options were clearly marked but limited. Vegans should be careful if ordering a bagel as some have cheese melted on top. The soy hot chocolate was delicious. Staff were friendly.

Pros: Lovely space, Great hot chocolate, Friendly staff

Cons: Limited vegan options


Points +20

09 Jan 2017

nice courtyard cafe with several vegan options

This cafe didn't have as many options as I was expecting, and most of the vegan options were mushroom based, which always strikes me as boring. Lots of vegetarian options though. I did get a nice, hearty vegan salad with nuts, artichoke hearts, olives, and a tangy dressing, which was a welcome treat after days of trying to make sad side salads into meals. I would go back for the salad, and I if I were more into mushrooms, I would definitely have been more satisfied.

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