Mexico City is known for its large population and the diversity that makes this up. When you visit, tasting traditional Mexican flavors is as much part of the experience as is hunting down a fusion of international cuisines. In our recent stay in this mega-metropolis, I came across a little nook while I was walking down from the Fountain of Cibeles in the Colonia Roma. I decided that Vocca Repostería would be the perfect place to spend some time getting work done and what I found instead was the perfect place to treat myself with perfectly crafted coffee drinks + French-inspired bakery savories and sweets.
Perhaps it was the clear wall unveiling all the fun-looking kitchen activities, the friendly staff or the casual modern decor. Maybe it was the explosions of flavors in my mouth. But I’ve never felt so at home at another coffee-shop before. Actually, to say Vocca is a coffee shop is not quite right. It’s a true bakery creating treats for their own shop and for other local establishments to indulge in. Even those without a refined palate will enjoy their signature freshly baked eclairs amongst other French delicatessens.
They have not only mastered the French baked goods, but they have successfully added local flavor with their own twists to what they make. For example, last October, for Dia de Los Muertos, they created an eclair inspired by the traditional Mexican Pan de Muerto which is only produced once a year in the weeks leading up to this holiday. My mouth watered at just the thought of this treat and many others that the owners happily described to me. Did I get to try something special and seasonal? I wouldn’t have felt complete otherwise. Luckily, it was January and the Rosca de Reyes eclair was in full bloom.
Below you’ll find 3 things I was able to try during my visits to Vocca Repostería. Add this to the top of your “Places to Eat in Mexico City” bucket list.
Personally, I’ve always been a fan of quiche. Back in the days when I lived in NYC, I had quiche for breakfast at least 70% of the time. So know that when it comes to quiche, I have no time for games. I’m passionate about these savory tarts and was so to taste Vocca’s Spinach Quiche because it had everything I expected and love about quiche with an added touch: an unbelievably delicious crust. Whatever the secret, I hope they tell someday. In the meantime, I’m happy to know there’s a place a little closer to home than France or NYC where I can have one of my favorite savory treats.
The added value of having a sandwich made with a freshly baked piece of bread is unbeatable. You feel difference in the dough right from the first bite. Taste the freshness within every layer of flavor, and a texture that goes through your palate. At Vocca Repostería you’ll find simple is standard without sacrificing taste. Turkey, Jamon Serrano or Roast Beef are your 3 options. Each comes with a side of crispy potato chips. Non-meat eaters, yes, you can ask for a vegetarian option too.
Of course, we couldn’t talk about a French bakery in the heart of Mexico without featuring this sweet treat. Les éclairs, are not a common one to come across in Mexico City, let alone finding a place like Vocca Repostería that specializes in baking them. I discovered 5 core flavors to melt for with a rotating featured flavor of the Month. I wish I had a bigger stomach so I could have tried them all. I tried the Rosca de Reyes (which was the flavor of the month) + the Nutella and horchata éclairs. Even though I was only able to have a few bites of each, every bite filled my heart with so much joy that I had no sign of sugar ridden guilt afterward.