The Best Brunch Places In Mexico City's Centro Histórico

Photo of Paula Zamorano Osorio
9 February 2017

We all need a lazy morning once in a while. What better way to relax than by enjoying a delightful brunch in the heart of the Historic Center of Mexico City? Restaurants and cafes abound in the huge capital, all of which have individual and tempting menus. Our guide will help you find the best brunch locations in the Historic Center for a morning of total satisfaction.

Café de Tacuba | ©Travis/Flickr

Cafe de Tacuba

Cafe, Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
Brunch | Courtesy of El Cardenal
Cafe de Tacuba very much blends in with the rest of the beautiful Historical Center of Mexico City. Since 1912, a 17th century convent has been transformed into this welcoming cafe, rooted deeply in Mexico’s traditions and history. With its beautiful interior, decorated with large oil-paintings and hangings to recall the 18th century, this is a classic brunch location. The menu offers Mexican favorites and even a special breakfast menu, perfect for those late Sunday afternoons.

Hostería de Santo Domingo del Sur

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
Huevos Rancheros- A Typical Mexican Breakfast
Huevos Rancheros- A Typical Mexican Breakfast | © London Chow /Flickr
Hostería de Santo Domingo del Sur prides itself on being the oldest restaurant in Mexico City. The colorful restaurant comes alive with musical performances. The menu offers delicious classic dishes; for breakfast dishes usually include different types of eggs, meats and beans. All of their dishes are prepared with a special homely touch to make you feel truly at home and on Sunday mornings they offer a buffet until 12 pm.

Cafe El Popular

Cafe, Restaurant, Mexican, $$$

The name says it all: this cafe is extremely popular in the neighborhood for its flavorful and substantial breakfasts. Here you can find tradition in your high-quality meals prepared using locally produced ingredients. Having started off as a Chinese cafe in 1948, Cafe El Popular found that traditional Mexican cuisine was more in demand than Chinese cuisine and so over the years it has slowly transformed into one of the best Mexican cafes in the area. However, their prices have remained as low as they ever were, allowing for all to come and enjoy their traditional breakfasts.

Al Andalus

Restaurant, Lebanese
If you are looking for something different in Mexico City, why not try the Lebanese restaurant Al Andalus? This restaurant, found on the second floor of a spectacular 17th-century colonial building, does not stray from traditional Lebanese recipes. Here you can find almost everything of Lebanese cuisine, from Arabic cheese served with olives to lamb shawarmas. Al Andalus serves authentic Arabic coffee, as well as the homemade pastries, carefully prepared to give them their praised sweet and fresh flavors.

Don Toribio

Restaurant, Mexican
El Mayor Restaurant
El Mayor Restaurant | Courtesy of El Mayor
Don Toribio serves a great breakfast menu: the flavors in each dish are simply divine, whether you try their pastries, tortillas or molletes (Mexican bean and cheese sandwiches). The restaurant has a spectacular view of the Supreme Court Library and the Bankers Club, which customers can enjoy alongside their excellent breakfast.

El Mayor

El Mayor is hidden away on the second floor above a bookstore. From here you can look out onto the Historic Center, above archaeological ruins and enjoy a cultural brunch on a warm day. The breakfast menu has a varied selection of options to suit different tastes: fruits and juices, light sandwiches or more substantial Mexican and American classics.

Address & telephone number: El Mayor, República de Argentina 15, Centro, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5704 7580

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