Best Brunch Spots in Mexico City

Mexico City is quickly becoming known for its culinary scene, with many amazing restaurants that have garnered international attention.  But what about breakfast in the city??  As I averaged walking about 10 miles a day in this massive Mexican metropolis, a good breakfast was absolutely essential for starting the day right.  In this article, we’ll find the best brunch spots in Mexico City,  & group them by neighborhood: from popular Roma & Condesa, to swanky Polanco, & the centrally-located & historic Zocalo.

Lardo, Best Brunch Spots in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

Lardo, in the Condesa neighborhood, is one of the most popular brunch spots in Mexico City. Photo by Lardo.

If you’re looking to walk off breakfast, check out some of the most scenic parks in Mexico City. Or check out some of the city’s best tours below…

Overview of Mexico City Brunch Spots

I’ve picked two or three of the best brunch spots in each of Mexico City’s most popular neighborhoods.  If the restaurant has an online menu, it’s linked below.

El Balcon de Zocalo, Best Brunch Spots in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

El Balcon de Zocalo has one of the BEST views in town ~ & serves breakfast daily from 7AM-12:30PM. Photo by Balcon del Zocalo.

  1. Best Brunch Spots in Centro Historico/Zocalo: 1) El Balcon del Zocalo (7AM-12:30PM) is located on the 6th floor of Zocalo Central Hotel, with insane views of this historic plaza. Try their many juices, croissants, French Toast, or Eggs Benedict. 2) El Cardenal (8AM-6:30PM) is known for their hot chocolate ~ but also serves up beautiful baskets of pastries, sweet chocolate conchas, Salmon Omelets, & Huevos Rancheros.
  2. Best Brunch Spots in Roma Norte: 1) Lalo! (8AM-6PM) is known for great coffee & their colorful decor. Try their delicious flaky croissants, Scrambled Eggs & Chorizo, Chilaquiles, or amazing French Toast ~ then wash it down with a proper Bloody Mary. 2) Panaderia Rosetta (7:30AM-8PM) is a darling cafe with, as you would guess: wonderful fresh-baked breads. Known for their Guava Rolls, you may also want to try donuts, green juice, or an Eggplant Baguette Sandwich. Many vegetarian options here. 3) Cafe Curado (8AM-10PM) Try their Dirty Horchata, Chilaquiles, tasty granola, or creamy lattes on their large outdoor patio. Known for their Specialty Coffees.
  3. Best Brunch Spots in Condesa: 1) Lardo (8AM-12:30PM) is often regarded as THE best breakfast spot in town ~ they’ve got a beautiful outdoor dining space filled with plants, & you can get everything from healthy granola to a hearty English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich here, plus loads of egg scrambles, quiche, & even Croque Monsieur. Wash it down with an Americano, mimosas, fresh juice, or specialty Kombuchas! 2) Que Seria de Mi (8:30AM-7PM) is a quaint little breakfast spot with buttery almond croissants, great pancakes, & delicious chilaquiles. The wait can be lond here ~ arrive early! 3) Maque (8AM-10PM) gets rave reviews for their omelettes, chilaquiles, & sensational hot chocolate served in a breezy, plant-filled environment. 
  4. Best Brunch Spots in Juarez (Just North of Roma): 1) Cafe NIN (7AM-11PM) is another of the city’s most popular & pretty breakfast joints, with gorgeous design & plentiful plants. Try their beet juice, lemon pastries, mimosas, chilaquiles, poached eggs, or ham & cheese croissants. 2) Alba (Opens at 9AM Saturday & Sunday) is a weekend brunch spot only ~ try their Huevos Alba, Huevos Divorciados, or Avocado Toast washed down with a nice cappucino or mimosa. 
  5. Best Brunch Spots in Swanky Polanco: 1) Cafe Toscano (8AM-12AM) has a wonderful, cozy atmosphere & serves delicious coffee, hot chocolate, Huevos Rancheros, & Chilaquiles; they’re also a good dinner restaurant. 2) Maison Belen (8AM-8PM) is a cute & quaint, French-inspired bistro that serves amazing breakfast enchiladas, chilaquiles, lots of egg dishes, pastries, & Iced Coffee. The space is cozy, & they’ve always got fresh, homemade bread.

Best Brunch Spots in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

Come hungry to the cozy French cafe in Polanco: Maison Belen. Photo by Chefcompass.

Photos of Mexico City Brunch Spots

Best Brunch Spots in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

El Cardenal, in the Zocalo district, is known for their delicious & decadent Hot Chocolate. Photo by El Cardenal.

Best Brunch Spots in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

Lalo! is one of the most popular brunch spots in equally-popular Roma Norte. Photo by The Curious Mexican.

Best Brunch Spots in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

Another popular breakfast spot in Roma: Panaderia Rosetta. Come here for fresh-baked bread…

Best Brunch Spots in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

Cafe Curado in Roma has a nice outdoor space & hip vibe inside.

Lardo, Condesa, Where to Brunch in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

Lardo is often regarded as the #1 brunch spot in Mexico City, located in Condesa. Photo by Lardo.

Where to Brunch in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

Another Condesa favorite: Maque, with their pretty outdoor patio…

Where to Brunch in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

Cafe NIN is located just north of Roma, in the Juarez neighborhood. Photo by Casai Blog.

Where to Brunch in Mexico City, Girl Who Travels the World

Head over to Polanco for the cozy vibes of Cafe Toscano, where you can try chilaquiles washed down with hot chocolate…Photo by Open Table.

Best Brunch Spots in Mexico City

I hope this post has helped you figure out where to brunch…no matter which neighborhood you’re in.  If you’re interested in once-in-a-lifetime activities like taking a hot air balloon ride over Teotihuacan, or touring the Frida Kahlo Museum: check out tours by Viator.

xoxo Noelia

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