The Best Brunch Spots in Panama City

Brunch at Mentiritas Blancas in Panama City | © Brittney Schering
Brunch at Mentiritas Blancas in Panama City | © Brittney Schering
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22 January 2018

Brunch options are plentiful in Panama City – here are some of the best spots on offer, featuring delectable plates, incredible coffee cocktails and bottomless mimosas.

American Trade Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.6/5 (225 Reviews)
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From $223 Per night per room

The most elegant brunch on offer in Panama City is the Sunday Classic at American Trade Hotel. To try this gem, be sure to make reservations in advance. The ambience is charming, the music classical and the meals delicious. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a mimosa – their specialty.

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Mentiritas Blancas

Restaurant, Contemporary, Vegan, Vegetarian, Fast Food, Gluten-free, $$$
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Brunch at Mentiritas Blancas in Panama City
Brunch at Mentiritas Blancas in Panama City | © Brittney Schering

This locally owned café in El Cangrejo is not to be missed. They offer delectable dishes such as a divine avocado toast paired with outstanding, exclusive coffee. Mentiritas Blancas is more than a café, it’s an experience. Be sure to visit for brunch or breakfast, or a sweet snack or coffee break at the very least. Mentiritas Blancas brews the best quality coffee in Panama City.

New York Bagel Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Contemporary, Coffee, Tea , Vegetarian, American, $$$
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Brunch in El Cangrejo, Panama City
Brunch in El Cangrejo, Panama City | © Brittney Schering

Bottomless coffee and freshly baked bagels make a divine combination at New York Bagel Café. This conveniently located café is a praised staple among locals, visitors and expats alike. The menu offers a full list of brunch options from the incredibly delectable French toast to delicious omelets. Lunch items range from phenomenal, fresh salads and burgers to the Panamanian favorite, Sancocho. Everyone loves New York Bagel Café.


Diner, Restaurant, Contemporary, American, $$$
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A Milkshake
A Milkshake | © skeeze/PixaBay

This ’50s-style American diner is a staple in San Francisco with milkshakes as their specialty. However, come with an appetite and find breakfast, lunch and dinner on the menu too, similar to that of a traditional diner in America. Roadsters’ décor feels like something out of the movie Grease, with records and mementos reminiscent of the 1950s. Waitresses dress the part in poodle skirts, offering a unique, nostalgic dining experience – a favorite for visitors and locals alike.


Cafe, Contemporary

This European eatery – equal parts bakery, delicatessen and cafeteria – originated in Greece. The exquisite array of fresh-baked desserts and savory snacks is sure to please even the pickiest, most particular palate. Athanasiou’s beverage selection features fresh-pressed juices and a divine coffee selection.


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Sattva Wellness Bar

Restaurant, Vegan, Fusion, Panamanian, American
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Fruit and vegetable juice
Fruit and vegetable juice | © Rob Bertholf/ Flickr

Located inside Clayton Mall is the Sattva Wellness Bar, which offers a menu of vegan cuisine, as well as American and Panamanian fare. Sattva also boasts an organic juice bar, as well as fusion food options. Come in for breakfast, brunch, healthy snacks, hearty smoothies, frothy frappes, cold-pressed juices, cold brew coffee and delectable desserts.


Restaurant, Healthy, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Mahalo, Panamá
Mahalo, Panamá | © Unsplash/Jannis Brandt

Two words: Watermelon mimosas. A few more words: Avocado toast. Poached eggs. Smoked salmon. Along with the most divine mimosas, this tantalizing café is also a yoga studio, offering an incredibly unique experience. Grab a cold-pressed juice to enjoy with your healthy dish and enjoy the live music and board games. The dog-friendly location feels like one amazingly cozy living room, where all are invited to enjoy the ambience as well as the delectable brunch. Fill your belly and your soul simultaneously here. The very name of this café, “Mahalo,” is a Hawaiian term used to express gratitude.

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