Chiapas is a great food destination in Mexico and nothing is more important than to start off your day with a delicious breakfast and an amazing cup of Chiapas coffee. Here are a few of our favorites in our favorite Chiapas’ cities — San Cristobal and Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
This delightful and airy cafe has outdoor seating in their garden to enjoy your coffee in the San Cristobal sunshine. They have all the artisanal extraction methods roaring back into style and a list of breakfast items that cross boundaries (fronteras in Spanish) — U.S.-style bagels and schmear, fritattas, chilaquiles and pancakes. You’ll find a small lunch menu with just a few select items like their beet risotto with mushrooms or the Frontera Fajitas, everything made with intention and well presented.
Kukulpan is both a cafe and a French-style bakery. They pride themselve in serving up not only healthy breakfasts and organic coffee but using local and organic ingridients. Famous for their veggie burgers, they also sell probiotic-filled kambucha, chilaquiles, rice bowls and homemade granola bars. The vibe is mother-earthy and chill, so prepare to enjoy a mellow breakfast that will make you feel good you’ve eaten it.
Not only a great place to stop for some “slow” coffee using an extraction method like cold brew or chemex, Carajillo Cafe also offers coffee courses and experiences. Things like a trip to see some Chiapas coffee plantations, an introduction to coffee tastings, or 101 of latte art. They have a small menu of international and Mexican items that includes a little bit of everything.
With about every kind of topping you could possibly imagine on chilaquiles (in fact every. single. dish. has chilaquiles in it), El Rincón de Josefina is one of the great breakfast spot of Chiapas’ capital, Tuxtla. Hidden away in a corner of the Hotel la Hacienda, this rustic and friendly restuarant has been feeding Tuxtla residents since 1986 and is as popular now as ever. Eat your chilaquiles with chicken, cecina or egg but also try the chipilín soup and a sweet bread with coffee.
For a simple yet incredibly delicious and filling breakfast, Taquitos Casa Blanca is a ‘no frills’ place that serves some of the capital’s best cochinita pibil (slow-roasted suckling pig in a citrus and achiote sauce). The menu is simple — tacos and ice-sold pozol de Cacao, a light chocolatey drink that’s a regional speciality. This is a great place to take the whole family and get some real Chiapaneca-style hospitality.
Naturalissimo is the perfect breakfast option for the vegan and vegetarian crowd. They have eggs dishes, chilaquiles, mushroom sopes and more as well as fresh juices, fruit, and meat alternatives like soy and wheat. If you are feeling more like brunch there are vegetarian burgers, pizzas, and salads. There are several locations throughout the city, so if you like this one, try another.
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