Káaphe is the perfect do-it-yourself brunch option, given that they don’t offer a specific brunch menu but they do have a classic Mexican breakfast and lunch menu which covers all the bases. Try out the well-priced package options, such as huevos al gusto which come with coffee or juice. They also have a small but perfectly formed dessert range, if you fancy something a little sweeter to start your day off, which would be well accompanied by a herbal or infusion tea. Presentation is minimal and beautiful, too.
Address & telephone number: Calle Azucenas, Oaxaca, Mexico, +52 951 270 8590
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.
Address & telephone number: Calle Amapolas 1002, Oaxaca, Mexico, +52 951 514 3812
Despite being tucked away, Cofetarika is worth hunting down, not least because it offers great coffee and an impressive outdoor seating setup. Choose a table on the balcony or terrace and enjoy a book with your chilaquiles or pastries. The menu is admittedly simple, but the tranquil ambiance makes it the perfect spot for a lazy brunch. It is also well known for having some of the best coffee in Oaxaca, which makes it a do-not-miss for caffeine junkies.
Address & telephone number: Calle Macedonia Alcalá 403, Oaxaca, Mexico, +52 951 557 9889
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.
Address & telephone number: Rayón 619, Oaxaca, Mexico, +52 951 516 8760
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.