Zapopan, an upscale city that forms part of Guadalajara’s Municipal Zone, is the perfect place for a classy, laid-back lunch, and is easily accessible for those staying in Guadalajara itself. Mainly a residential area, Zapopan also has a beautiful central plaza with an impressive church which is definitely worth visiting. Stop by for brunch at one of these 10 restaurants and make a day of it.
DELI HOUSE Buffet
The service in this breakfast and brunch restaurant is second to none; attentive and friendly, and the food is excellent. Options range from freshly baked breads or chilaquiles, to chocolate-drizzled waffles or omelets. DELI HOUSE Buffet is perhaps not a frequent haunt of tourists, so speaking some Spanish may be advisable. But either way, we recommend you head down to enjoy a delicious and filling brunch in the sleek, simple, clean environment that DELI HOUSE offers.
Address & telephone number: Avenida Patria 791, Zapopan, Mexico, +52 33 1306 8954
Boca Floja serves up healthy and natural brunch-time options to suit everyone. It looks welcoming and fresh from the outside, lined with plants and dark wood with pops of color to draw the eye. This appealing exterior is matched in the presentation of the food, where the attention to detail is impressive. Have you ever tried a beetroot soup that has a spider web design on the top? At Boca Floja, you can. Accompany it with a freshly homemade salsa, and the agua fresca of the day for the perfect, refreshing lunch.
Address & telephone number: Av. Guadalupe 1455-4, Zapopan, Mexico, +52 33 1812 6660
La Ciudad de Los Almuerzos
For traditional Mexican brunch dishes, head down to La Ciudad de Los Almuerzos, which has a fantastic repertoire of options. Recently featured in Gente Bien Jalisco, La Ciudad de Los Almuerzos is a popular and reliable option that has received recognition for its excellence. You can’t leave without having tried their baked-to-perfection conchitas and the seasonal orange flavored pan de muertos. Equally, enchiladas bathed in a rich, chocolatey mole sauce is another sure fire winner. Wash it all down with a classic cinnamon coffee, café de olla.
Address & telephone number: Adolfo López Mateos Sur 2180 A, Zapopan, Mexico, +52 33 1188 2555
This tiny delicatessen is ideally located in Plaza Bugambilias and offers some unique and delicious brunch options, such as the decadent waffle sandwich and freshly made juices and milkshakes. Your waffle sandwich can be savory or sweet, and the Waffle Culinario comes well recommended. Their fresh ingredients and contemporary decor, combined with the innovative flavor combinations, make Corazón Culinario a great spot to check out if you’re searching for a quick and easy brunch in Zapopan. They also sell organic products for you to take home and enjoy.
Address & telephone number: Callejón del Iris 420 L-6, Plaza Bugambilias Country Local 6, Zapopan, Mexico, +52 33 2015 6965
Brunch & Coffee
The aptly named Brunch & Coffee offers very reasonably priced brunches five days a week. Clean, inviting, and beautifully decorated, this cafe often gets passed over in favor of other more well-known ones, but the brunch is great and we highly recommend checking it out. The menu changes regularly, and costs just 60 pesos for a soup starter, main dish and dessert. Or you can choose from one of the breakfast packets, which are made up of either biónicos (yogurt, fruit and granola), molletes, chilaquiles, huevos al gusto, or hotcakes.
Address & telephone number: Avenida Montemorelos 150 B, Zapopan, Mexico, +52 33 1697 2021
Chai is a favorite among locals, but particularly among foreigners. One of several different locations throughout Guadalajara and Zapopan, Chai Rosas is one of the most attractive, offering incredibly comfortable outdoor sofa seating options that make getting up and leaving after your meal very hard. Most definitely a spot for brunch, Chai offers well priced and basic favorites, such as pastas and sandwiches, but also has excellent (and namesake) Chai frappes in several flavors. The apple frappe is delightfully refreshing.
Address & telephone number: Avenida de las Rosas 161, Zapopan, Mexico, +52 33 3070 1818
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