Above a bookstore overlooking the Zócalo and the Templo Mayor is the restaurant El Mayor, a peaceful wonder among Mexico City’s many cafés and restaurants. The spectacular view from the restaurant’s beautiful terrace is matched by the delicious flavors of the meals offered at El Mayor. The restaurant offers a menu which provides items to suit many different tastes, including Mexican traditional breakfasts, substantial American classics, sandwiches for a lighter option or fruits and juices for those looking for something healthier.
El Mayor, Calle República de Argentina 15, Centro, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5704 7580
Located inside the Four Seasons Hotel and just a step away from the Chapultepec Park is the fantastic restaurant Reforma 500. Fusing a variety of contemporary Latin cuisines, this restaurant offers a massive range of items on five individual menus. Breakfast is served daily, with a breakfast buffet on Saturdays, while a champagne brunch is served on Sundays. With breakfast options from all over the world and a ‘healthy’ option, as well as the traditional fruit, pastries and hot beverages, Reforma 500 aims to please the taste-buds of anyone who steps through their doors.
Café de Raíz is one of Mexico City’s hidden gems and one which outshines the rest. This modest café, run by Pola and Mardonio Carballo, is the place to go to experience everyday Mexican life. It fills with locals every morning who know that they cannot find better tamales than at Café de Raíz. The café offers the best of homely and simple breakfasts in the capital, with Veracruz-inspired cuisine.
Café de Raíz, Mérida 132-bis, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5584 8847
Run by Enrique Olvera, the celebrated and prize-winning Mexican chef, the café Eno does not disappoint. High-quality and amazing flavors are a given, excellent service and a buzzing atmosphere only add to the breakfast experience. Using produce from local farmers, the dishes are made with only the freshest and flavorful ingredients while supporting fair and sustainable trade. The menus are innovative, they include soups, sandwiches, local cheeses and homemade pastries among other items, all prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail.
Eno, Francisco Petrarca 258, Esq. Horacio. Polanco. Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5531-8535, +52 55 5531-8300
In a true French-style, Maison Belén provides customers with delectable breakfasts and pastries. Constantly busy with customers, this little café offers tasty and freshly-made options, perfect for a satisfying breakfast or brunch. Located on a quiet street in Polanco, there is nothing more pleasant than sitting out in the shade on Maison Belén’s terrace with a delicious breakfast. This can consist of anything from pastries to eggs, with an impressive variety of teas and good-quality coffees, but generally, the cuisine is a brilliant fusion of French and Mexican.