The Top Brunch Spots In Oaxaca

Comida o plato de México que consiste en una tortilla gruesa de maíz (aproximadamente .5 cm), con el borde alto y grueso, a la que se le embarra fríjol refrito, para después cubrir con lechuga, queso y salsa entre otros ingredientes. El pambazo es un emparedado pan tradicional mexicano, cuyo relleno varía según la región en la que se consuma.
Comida o plato de México que consiste en una tortilla gruesa de maíz (aproximadamente .5 cm), con el borde alto y grueso, a la que se le embarra fríjol refrito, para después cubrir con lechuga, queso y salsa entre otros ingredientes. El pambazo es un emparedado pan tradicional mexicano, cuyo relleno varía según la región en la que se consuma.
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Oaxaca is one of the poorest states in Mexico and yet remains a firm favorite with tourists due to its beautiful handmade artesanías, jaw-dropping coastline, and stunning natural surroundings. The pace of Oaxaca is a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City, making it the perfect place to enjoy a luxurious, lazy brunch.
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Casa Cafe Oaxaca

Coffee making

Casa Cafe Oaxaca is located in a slightly more suburban spot but is just as highly recommended, particularly if you fancy a light and traditionally Oaxacan brunch. Try the chicken enchiladas, tamales, or mole – the spicy and chocolatey dish that was supposedly created in Oaxaca.

Cafe Brújula

Cafe Brújula serves some light, on-the-go brunch options, such as muffins and granola. The real draw here is the coffee, which is again claimed to be some of the best in Oaxaca, so if you’re a coffee and cigarette kind of brunch-a-holic, check out Cafe Brújula and relax in the quaint courtyard.


Mini beef steak tortillas

Itanoní is classed as both a Mexican restaurant and a tortillería. This humble little spot specializes in homemade, traditional, corn-based dishes, such as tamales and pozole and is great for vegetarians. All of their Oaxacan inspired options are exceptional, especially their specialty tetelas (large tortillas folded around the filling to form a triangular pocket).

Cafe Conchita

If you’re harboring a secret, or not-so-secret, sweet tooth, then Cafe Conchita is going to be your brunch spot of choice in Oaxaca. Chocolate is the predominant ingredient in their food and drinks and also a product for which Oaxaca is well known. Forget the sugary sweet chocolate bars you’ll find in the Seven Eleven, Cafe Conchita serves up the proper stuff. Anyone dropping by for brunch should definitely order a warming mug of creamy hot chocolate and perhaps even accompany it with a plate of mole.

I Love Tlayudas

Plate of beef tacos on flour tortillas with a cold Lone Star Rio Jade beer

Brunch should be hearty and filling, which makes I Love Tlayudas the perfect spot to fuel up before a day of exploring the sights and sounds of Oaxaca. There are three branches across Oaxaca City and all of them serve thin and crispy tortillas, typically topped with frijoles (beans), avocado, tomatoes, meat of your choosing, and the best of all the cheeses, Oaxaca cheese (a stringy cheese similar to mozzarella). Load this Oaxacan treat with all the salsas you fancy and a healthy squeeze of lime.

Restaurante Catedral

The service at Restaurante Catedral is outstanding, attentive, and reliable, just like the Sunday brunch. Try moles, rices, Oaxacan cheeses and fresh vegetables.


Freshly baked chocolate croissants in a bakery

For a Parisian inspired brunch of pastries, breads, and coffee, rustic looking Boulenc is top of the list. This petite cafe cum bakery is perfectly located near the Oaxaca zocalo, meaning you can easily drop by on your way out for the day. If the flaky pan au chocolate or seasonal orange flavored pan de muertos don’t take your fancy, they also offer simple and fresh breakfast foods, such as waffles and egg options, as well as sandwiches which can be served on their excellent freshly baked sourdough.

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