I am trying to book an economy/budget hotel/B&B in a lively part of Mexico City. I am looking for sidewalk cafes, a real neighobrhood feel, like Paris [NOT the Champs Elysees area, but the residential areas]...maybe with trees and a small park. Doesn't have to be upscale, just safe, comfortable, with lots of little shops, etc.
I am bringing my teen duaghter to Meixco and we stay in Mexico City for 2 days. She likes to leave the hotel room and walk out on her own--in Lima, Peru she did it, left our condo by herself and walked down the street a few blocks to Starbucks to get herself breakfast in the morning. In Paris she walks out to get herself a sandwich or a crepe, maybe browses the magazines in a mom & pop bookstore.
I am looking for that same kind of neighborhood. Please give streets and zip (postal) codes, as that's what I am using as my reference tool on mapping my hotel choices.