Quirky Condesa is one of Mexico City’s coolest hangouts and a neighborhood that is well worth the time to explore during any visit to Mexico City. Leafy streets, with loads of Art Deco and Art Nouveau architecture, it’s perfect for lovers of style and culture. Replete with ever-changing hot-spots and the city’s young and fashionable, Condesa is one of the best places in the city to enjoy a lazy brunch.
Caffeine fiends searching for a quality brunch in Condesa need look no further than cute Chiquitito Café which specializes in espressos and coffee. But while it regularly receives excellent write-ups for its well-made coffee, Chiquitito Café has so much more to offer for a brunch time crowd. Choose from freshly made baguettes, sandwiches and sweet breads and get your day off to the perfect start. For people watching, the sidewalk stools are your best bet, but you can also dine in, surrounded by Chiquitito Café’s minimal, exposed brick décor.
Well-known Condesa hotel, the aptly named Condesa DF, is renowned for its Sunday brunches which include unusual and delightful ingredients. Accompany the variety of dishes on offer, from appetizers, salads, and the inventive main courses (have you ever had a green risotto with fava beans for brunch), with a refreshing mimosa and indulge yourself in sleek, modern surroundings. One of the most unmissable aspects of Condesa DF is their awesome rooftop terrace which you should try and take advantage of before leaving.
Laid-back café bakery Maque is a tranquil and well-located brunch option in the Condesa district of Mexico City, situated just off Parque México. The homemade bread is divine, but the pan dulce is the stand-out at this quaint spot. As far as brunch goes, take your pick from the traditional Mexican options, eggs in all forms under the sun (omelettes, a la mexicana, divorciados, the list goes on) and some of the best chilaquiles, doused in salsas and toppings of your choice.
Bagels are not easy to come by in Mexico, but at Karma Bagels you can seek comfort in this brunch time favorite. Small but perfectly formed, Karma Bagels offers an option a little out of the ordinary in this sprawling metropolis, and it does it well, stuffing an incredible amount into its bagels, both taste and filling-wise. Perfectly located also, with views over the parks leading into Condesa, we recommend this brunch place if you’re searching for some home comforts, healthier options, and a friendly atmosphere.
Breakfasts are done right at this organic restaurant in Condesa, which boasts a range of juice and smoothie options that will suit even the most health conscious traveler. Anyone on the hunt for vegetarian and vegan brunch options will also be pleasantly surprised by Origenes Organicos. Options such as enchiladas and quesadillas. They also have an onsite store if you want to pick up some ingredients for dinner.
Not just one of the best brunch spots in Condesa, but one of the best in Mexico City as a whole, Qué Sería de Mí is a delightful and highly recommended hole-in-the-wall spot with delicious dining options. Check out the blueberry and ricotta pancakes, and beautifully prepared chilaquiles, accompanied by a freshly made juice. To guarantee a table in this tiny, cozy spot you must be sure to arrive early or be prepared to wait as it has a very small capacity for dine-in customers. It’s charming and well worth the effort though.
With an exacting mission to provide a healthy and alternative form of nourishment, but without the need to sacrifice either taste or the Mexican culinary heritage that they also strive to provide, Pápalo y Papalotl is a top-notch brunch spot in Condesa. All their foods are prepared using only locally sourced, animal product-free, organic ingredients, and they have excellent options for anyone who suffers from allergies or intolerances. Check out their tamales and chocolate cakes for a gut-busting, healthy vegan brunch.
International fusion cuisine is the best way to start your day, and what better place to do it than Fonda Garufa? This lovely restaurant always boasts a buzzing and welcoming atmosphere, ensuring you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. They also offer an exquisite Sunday brunch or a daily breakfast menu. Get started with a mimosa, followed by omelettes, eggs al gusto, salmon bagels or even simple brioche bread. Their brunch options are all as good as one another, and you can even sample their take on the traditional Indian lassi as well.
Brooklyn style dining in the heart of Condesa comes in the form of Peltre, a chic café in the heart of Condesa, owned by Chef Daniel Ovadia. While their aesthetic and vibe may scream ‘Brooklyn,’ their food screams ‘Mexico.’ Try their soft, squishy, mouth-watering tortas, or tuck into a pan dulce or pastry, but don’t forget to accompany your breakfast with one of their Mexican coffees. Due to the variety in the menu at Peltre, you can really fill up for your day ahead, or simply take it easy with a light brunch and creamy chai latte.
Vegan brunching never looked so delicious as at La Nueva Chul, which prides itself on eye-opening cuisine that can seduce even the most hardcore of meat eaters. Clean and fresh, the flavors that La Nueva Chul offers are exquisite, and their blue corn tortillas are well worth trying. In terms of drinks, their homemade lemonade is a refreshing option to accompany your clean-eating breakfast. Small and cozy, La Nueva Chul also offers outdoor seating for those wishing to soak up some Condesa sun as they dine.