A novel tubular cathode for the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) is proposed, based on a tubular titanium mesh. A dip-coating method has been developed for its fabrication. The tubular cathode is composed of titanium mesh, a cathode diffusion layer, a catalyst layer, and a recast Nafion® film. The titanium mesh is present at the inner circumference of the diffusion layer, while the recast Nafion® film is at the outer circumference of the catalyst layer. A DMFC single cell with a 3.5 mgPt cm tubular cathode was able to perform as well, in terms of power density, as a conventional planar DMFC. A peak power density of 9 mW cm was reached under atmospheric air at 25 °C.