The Best Brunch Spots In San Angel, Mexico City

Paula Zamorano Osorio

Mexico City‘s San Angel offers many wonderful tourist attractions, including a Saturday Bazaar and beautiful churches. However, restaurants are also well-known in this area, so why not start the day off at one of these brunch spots, which offer up some of the best breakfast and brunch fare in town.

Mexico City

1. San Angel Inn

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Dating back to the 17th century, the hacienda in which San Angel Inn is located has been celebrated for its beauty for years. Before becoming the successful restaurant that it is today, San Angel Inn had multiple purposes. At one time it was a monastery, then it became a center to produce pulque (an alcoholic beverage made from cacti) and finally it became a hotel with a restaurant. Since this typically Mexican restaurant is so popular, it is advisable to make reservations, even for breakfast, where there is an excellent menu including all types of eggs, Mexican delicacies, and delectable baked goods.

2. Fonda San Angel

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Fonda San Angel
Courtesy of Fonda San Angel
Fonda San Angel is famous for its lively atmosphere and excellent traditional Mexican cuisine. At this long-established restaurant, chefs prepare a breakfast buffet, which offers a huge selection of items for a delicious breakfast, with some international choices as well as Mexican items. Detail and thought goes into every aspect of this restaurant, whether it is the presentation of the dishes or the design of the chairs – featuring angel-shaped backs. With excellent food, friendly staff and an inviting atmosphere, it is hard not to fall in love with Fonda San Angel.

3. Bazaar Sábado Restaurante

Bazaar, Market

The Bazaar Sábado is Fonda San Angel’s Saturday restaurant, situated in the market of the same name, which showcases some of the best Mexican handicrafts in the city. The restaurant, located in the interior patio, welcomes all of its guests with a friendly atmosphere. Offering a delicious brunch of traditional Mexican cuisine, the Bazaar Sábado Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a tasty brunch among the local artists’ wonderful creations.

4. Trattoria della Casa Nuova

Restaurant, Italian, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

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Serving breakfasts fit for a king, Trattoria della Casa Nuova is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a spectacular brunch. Generally serving authentic Italian cuisine, and specializing in that of Naples, Trattoria della Casa Nuova boasts a delicious breakfast menu including fresh bread, delectable pastries and good-quality coffee. Located on Avenida de la Paz, this restaurant is a calm hidden gem in the city, where customers can spend a relaxing morning with friends and family.

5. El Cardenal

Restaurant, Mexican

El Cardenal San Angel
Courtesy of El Cardenal
Popular with locals as well as with tourists, El Cardenal San Angel offers an exciting breakfast menu. The restaurant’s welcoming atmosphere invites its guests to go on a gastronomic journey. It is a classic in San Angel, guaranteeing high quality breakfasts since they use ingredients which they farm themselves, ensuring the highest quality from the moment a seed is planted to the last bite of your delicious brunch. When in need of a friendly Mexican brunch, El Cardenal San Angel is the ideal restaurant to visit.

6. Café Toscano

Bar, Cafe, Italian

Café Toscano
Courtesy of Café Toscano
The owners of Café Toscano aim to provide locals with a relaxed cafe where they can enjoy the simple things in life – a good book, family time and great food. This cafe transforms into a friendly bar in the evenings, a perfect location for a gathering with friends over a drink. But it is its varied menu which makes this cafe such a popular brunch place. Come to Café Toscano for good quality coffees and fruit cocktails, which are made with fresh and organic fruits, and try their sandwiches, burgers and salads.

7. Bistrot Mosaico

Bistro

Bistrot Mosaico

This French-bistro style establishment is a popular spot on Avenida de la Paz, where locals and tourists can start a morning with a great brunch. Its quirky decor and relaxed atmosphere welcomes hungry visitors seeking filling portions. The menu offers French and Mediterranean classics and some of the best French inspired dishes in Mexico’s capital. The pretty garden and terrace at Bistrot Mosaico provide customers with a pleasant environment where they can enjoy a delicious brunch.
Address & telephone number: Bistrot Mosaico, Avenida de la Paz 14, San Ángel, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5550 9778

8. Saks

Saks

Located in the heart of San Angel, Saks is the perfect place to grab some brunch before exploring the neighborhood. It offers a delicious breakfast and brunch menu, either à la carte or as a package. Dishes consist of traditional Mexican items such as enchiladas as well as omelettes and fruit, all with a special twist. Prepared and served with much care, these dishes, which are made with 100% natural ingredients, will not disappoint.

Address & telephone number: Saks, Plaza San Jacinto 9, Col. San Ángel, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5616-1601

Saks dining room | Courtesy of SaksSaks dining room | Courtesy of Saks

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