Todos Santos, Baja’s little beach paradise, is fast becoming a foodie destination with lots of great options for any time of the day. For breakfast, the town has a few killer spots to try – whether you want to work, need a place to chill or a beachside view, there’s something for every bruncher in Todos Santos.
Caffe Todos Santos is one of the town’s most famous spots for breakfast or lunch. Tucked into an ancient colonial mammoth, it has a quirky and artsy decor and a long menu that includes both Mexican and international favorites. Try the bagel breakfast sandwiches and a latte or one of their delicious pastries. The cafe is now owned by the same folks as Tre Galline, so look for some Italian-inspired lunch dishes.
Baja Beans is easily one of Todos Santos’ best coffee shops and hangouts for caffeine junkies. Not only do they serve it up, but also roast their own beans, giving them full control over quality. They do small-batch roasting and work with organic coffee farmers in Veracruz to source their fair trade beans. Baja Beans now sells coffee all other North America and their cafe offers breakfasts and incredible scones and other pastries.
Cafe La Esquina is away from the hubbub of town and has a super-chill atmosphere on its open patio for breakfast. They have a full menu, but breakfast is celebrated with a litany of international favorites like omelette and fried potatoes, as well as numerous healthy options such as gluten-free flax pancakes, organic salad and freshly squeezed juices. They host a farmers market on Wednesdays and Fridays with lots of local items and organic produce for sale.
Chef Iker at Iker’s Colibris Cafe is getting a lot of attention for his fresh, healthy food at the Colibris Casitas in Todos Santos. They serve a breakfast menu that is a mix of international and mexican favorites – think eggs Mexican-style, omelettes, granola and fresh fruit – for guests of the Colibris Casitas or to the general public by prior arrangement. They also offer cooking classes and special menus throughout the year. Make sure to try their Colibris omelette with pecans, goat cheese and spinach.
Cafelix is known around town for their frappes and iced coffees and their breakfast menu includes smoothies, breakfast burritos, eggs, chilaquiles, fruit and more. They have a small art gallery which displays paintings, vases, masks and light fixtures and they have free Wi-Fi, making this coffee shop a great place to work in town. Cafelix owners have now added on boyitacos to their repertoire, a new favorite for local tacos.
Benno is located in the chic, new San Cristobal Hotel. They are open to both guests and the general public for breakfast, lunch and dinner and their menu is a Baja-Med mix of Mexican and non-Mexican dishes. There are freshly squeezed juices, seasonal fruit, egg dishes and lots of beachy specialties. For breakfast in style, this is your place.
Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Contemporary, Vegetarian, Gluten-free
Set in the midst of a delightful organic garden, the The Garden Restaurant at the adults-only Rancho Pescadero Hotel is what dining al fresco is all about, and you can be sure your vegetables and eggs are the freshest available. They offer a breakfast menu with everything from banana pancakes to Huevo Rancheros, with a list of items that includes lots of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.