El Ilusionista Café is tucked away in a residential neighbourhood of the Escandon area of Mexico City. This hidden gem is located right on a small corner and is filled with natural light from the full-length windows and the open-aspect of the café.
The café serves mainly vegetarian food (the only non-vegetarian option is turkey), Mexican breakfast such as chilaquiles, tacos and huevos rancheros, as well as a variety of wonderful toasted sandwiches and an assortment of pastries and sweets. El Ilusionista also serves delicious coffee and a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all of which are reasonably priced.
There is a great Wi-Fi connection and the staff are very friendly and welcoming; even pets are allowed here. The interior has a rustic feel with its wooden bar, tables and benches. Plus, the sofa and odd armchair make it a comfortable and relaxing place to have a snack and a drink while watching the world go by, or meeting friends for a quiet drink and a chat.