The Coolest Cafes In San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

Churros con Chocolate
Churros con Chocolate | © Tim Lucas/WikiCommons
Chrisa Theodoraki

The colonial city of San Miguel de Allende is a culinary oasis where some of the best food in Mexico can be found. This popular expat destination offers a wide range of historical sights, art and culture, as well as a plethora of restaurants and cafes. Below we have listed some of the coolest cafes in San Miguel, that combine top quality with unique character and ambiance to start your day in style.

San Miguel de Allende

1. Café Rama

Restaurant, Mexican

This funky art cafe has become one of the most popular cafes in town. Cafe Rama offers a variety of breakfasts, brunches and dinners, as well as coffees, pastries and desserts. The cafe’s quirkiness is unique, with pop art decorating the walls and antique mismatched furniture creating an artsy vibe. The pop art on the walls is also available to buy on Café Rama’s website, giving the place the charm of an art gallery.

2. El Café de la Mancha

Coffee Shop, Tea

This stylish little cafe is for serious coffee lovers only. El Cafe de la Mancha is an expert in coffee making, and offers six different ways of sophisticated coffee preparation including French press, Japanese siphon, Americano and espresso. Some snacks and sweet treats are also available, like homemade muffins with orange and cardamom, a perfect match to your favorite cup of Mexican coffee. The intoxicating aroma of fresh coffee in this charming cafe is addictive, so beware, you’ll definitely be coming back for more!

3. Lavanda Café

Restaurant, Cafe, Mexican, Vegetarian

Lavanda Café is the superstar of coffees and delicious breakfasts in San Miguel. In the quaint, rustic-style courtyard you can enjoy a cup of the creamiest cappuccino or lavender latte together with the most mouth-watering plate of huevos benedictos (Mexican Eggs Benedict). All the food is made from exceptionally fresh, organic products and cooked and presented to a high standard. Lavanda Café is the perfect spot to start the day in San Miguel.

4. Café Oso Azul

Cafe, Mexican, American

This charming little cafe in the heart of San Miguel has created a harmonious boutique ambiance to match its clean, organic menu. At Café Oso Azul you can enjoy fresh smoothies, organic coffee, gluten-free muffins or home made yogurt with granola. Its colorful blue-painted courtyard is a serene little oasis, perfect to relax the body and mind. Take a break from heavily fried foods and start your detox today with a good breakfast at Oso Azul.

5. Cumpanio

Restaurant, Dessert, Contemporary, Vegetarian

Mole © Jesús Dehesa:Flickr
© Jesús Dehesa/Flickr
Cumpanio is an all day restaurant, cafe and bakery in downtown San Miguel. Its speciality is bread and thus its menu evolves around freshly baked delicacies like croissants, brioche, baguettes, olive bread and garibaldis. This European-style all rounder also serves some of the most delicious breakfast eggs in San Miguel, as well as quality coffees and hot chocolates. Cumpanio describes itself “More than a place to eat, a place to pass the time”; a statement that strongly affirms its European identity. This is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee together with your favorite pastries in a friendly ambiance in San Miguel.

6. San Agustin Chocolates & Churros

Cafe, Restaurant, Mexican

You should not leave San Miguel without trying the typical breakfast meal of thick and creamy hot chocolates and delicious hot churros. These famous Mexican delicacies are the main reason visitors flock to San Agustin Chocolates and Churros Café and Restaurant ,which also serves some wholesome Mexican breakfasts including some spectacular enchiladas. The cafe itself has an interesting character, with an ambiance that combines old school elegance and Mexican rustic charm.

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