The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Polanco, Mexico City

Photo of Paula Zamorano Osorio
3 October 2016

Polanco, an upscale neighborhood of Mexico City, has much to offer when it comes to restaurants and cafés. The Culture Trip has put together a list of the best venues at which you can enjoy a true Mexican brunch experience.

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Maison Belén

Sweets and pastries are the highlight of Maison Belén. Providing customers with a French-style environment in which to enjoy a delicious breakfast, Maison Belén is a cozy little café tucked away on a quiet street of Polanco, boasting a picturesque terrace. The breakfast menu include the classic pastries and perfectly prepared eggs and drinks, including a surprisingly varied list of teas and excellent quality coffees. Generally, Maison Belén serves an excellent fusion of French and Mexican cuisine.
Location and number: 33 1 B Emilio Castelar, Colonia Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 5280 3756


Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
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As well as his award-winning restaurant Pujol, Enrique Olvera, the famous celebrated Mexican chef, opened his own café which he christened Eno. Serving high-quality food that explodes with flavor on the taste buds, the brunch experience at Eno is a true pleasure. Eno is keen to support sustainable and fair trade producers when they buy ingredients to use in their flavorful and fresh dishes. With innovative menus, including sandwiches, soups, local cheeses and homemade pastries, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this fantastic café.


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An old favourite in Mexico City is Lynis Polanco, a restaurant that has been open for half a century. THe dishes are beautifully presented and each one of them is prepared using only the freshest ingredients. When it comes to brunch, Lynis Polanco serves delicious ‘metropolitan breakfasts’ until late, so it is definitely worth visiting if you are not an early riser.

El Campotoro

Restaurant, Mexican
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Owned by the very talented chef Benjamín Eljure Téllez, El Campotoro is a restaurant dedicated to bringing happiness to its customers on a plate. Even though this is a tiny location, with only two tables indoors and most of its seating outdoors, this restaurant has managed to attract many visitors from all over the city. At this restaurant, a warm welcome puts a smile on the customers faces.


Giornale Polanco is most definitely an unmissable spot for brunch in Mexico City, the chain is Mexico’s pioneer of healthy food. Boasting over 100 tasty dishes to explore, Giornale Polanco is an excellent choice for those seeking to leave the pollution of the city aside. Their outstanding breakfasts offer international favorites, such as waffles, cinnamon roll hot cakes, and eggs prepared in all sorts of ways, but more importantly, the chefs at Giornale are more than happy to prepare any dish a customer desires (as long as they have the ingredients).

Location: Giornale, Paseo de Las Palmas 820, Miguel Hidalgo, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc, Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 5540 4218

La Casa del Pastor

La Casa del Pastor opened in 2001 and now has four different locations, one of which is in the heart of Polanco. La Casa is in fact an upscale taquería, where the best tacos in the area are made. Aside from mouth-watering tacos, La Casa del Pastor offers an authentic Mexican breakfast menu. In the warmer months, soak in the sun’s rays on their terrace while enjoying your meal.
Location: La Casa Del Pastor, Musset, Alfredo de Musset 3, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 5281 8813


Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
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Dulcinea is a restaurant that offers both Mexican and international cuisine on its menu. Carefully thought-out decor and an attention to detail in everything from the table-wear to the presentation of the dishes creates a welcoming atmosphere in which it is a joy to start the day. Dulcinea offers a breakfast menu featuring sweet and savory delights of fusion cuisine, prepared using organic, fair trade, local and seasonal products to ensure utmost freshness.

Café Budapest Cukrászda

Café Budapest Cukrászda is a little café in luxurious Polanco, located on the second floor. Offering only the freshest items, this café brings the best flavours of Hungary to Mexico City as well as tea from Leticia Saénz, one of the first tea sommeliers in Mexico. Cozy and friendly, Café Budapest Cukrászda is an excellent place to relax and enjoy a lazy morning, savoring the divine flavors and enjoying the views of Parque Lincoln from the picturesque terrace.
Location: Budapest Café Cukrászda, Emilio Castelar 149, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 2563 7337

Café del Parque

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee, $$$
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Café del Parque pride themselves in offering a new concept of fast but healthy food. With a relaxed atmosphere created by the friendliness of the staff and soft lounge music playing in the background, Café del Parque Polanco is the perfect place to go to start a lazy day with a warm beverage and tasty Mexican breakfast.


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Confit is a restaurant based on the classic French bistros but that offers innovative and modern fusion cuisine, offering a mix of French and Spanish fare but not forgetting the old Mexican favorites. Every morning, Confit welcomes guests with fresh-baked bread, perfect to combine with their delicious omelettes or whatever else takes your fancy. With a convivial atmosphere, carefully prepared cuisine, and delicious beverages, Confit is the perfect place for a satisfying brunch.