Photo by Lonchería Eno
They say that breakfast is the most important food of the day and in Mexico, we take it seriously. We like to have a good and abundant breakfast, and if there is a space left, we complete it with a sweet bread.
We gather a list of places where there are great dishes, and we wanted to share places located in Roma, Downtown, Polanco, Del Valle and Coyoacán, so that after breakfast, you can walk through the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city.
Fondas are small restaurants where you can eat well at affordable prices. Offering comida corrida that are stews of the day or antojitos (Mexican traditional fast food).
Fonda Margarita is one of the best in Mexico City and has a special affection for its great seasoning that has persisted for more than 60 years. They offer between four and seven daily specials; there are dishes with eggs, soups and stews, and of course, warm tortillas to accompany. Any dish is a guarantee, but if you ask us about the best ones, we recommend you try the eggs in pasilla sauce, the chicharrón en salsa verde, and the chile relleno.
And something important to mention: they open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30 a.m. and they close at 11:30 a.m.
Adolfo Prieto 1364, Colonia Del Valle, Mexico City. Check the map here.
Photo by Fonda Margarita
Mexican chef Enrique Olvera resumed the concept of lonchería to offer breakfasts, sandwiches and Mexican dishes, made with seasonal ingredients.
From the menu, we recommend the huevos rancheros con hoja santa, the molletes de tres quesos and the tamal de cochinita. They also include vegan options such as enfrijoladas with avocado and radish, and artichoke tamale in banana leaf. And for some dishes, they have a version for children, so it’s a good place to go with the family.
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Is one of the most emblematic restaurants of the city for preparing dishes of the popular Mexican cuisine coming from several regions of the country and by the processes of traditional generation.
If you decide to have breakfast here, do not hesitate to ask for a plate of gorditas from Hidalgo state, the egg omelet with escamoles, the Michoacan enchiladas or the scrambled eggs in the casserole dish. And you should try their sweet bread baked at home daily, the chocolate they make from the pill, and the nata (clotted cream).
Palma 23, Historical Center, Mexico City. Check the map here.
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Ruta de la Seda
In one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Coyoacán, there is the Ruta de la Seda. The concept started in 2007 as a pastry and bakery project focused on supporting local suppliers linked to organic agriculture and fair trade, achieving an exquisite variety of flavors and textures. Afterwards, their menu was growing with breakfasts, sandwiches and tartines, and an extensive drink menu.
Start your day in this place with some northern eggs with machaca, or a portion of the quiche of the day, and when finished, go to the bakery and pastry showcase to try one more delicacy.
Aurora 1, esq. Pine, Santa Catarina neighborhood, Coyoacán, Mexico City. See map.
Photo by Café Ruta de la Seda
In one of the corners of the Edificios Condesa (a historic building for its more than one hundred years and for its European design in English style), is Lardo, a restaurant by chef Elena Reygadas. The place seeks coexistence with a large bar and an open kitchen, and a proposal of the menu that invites to share the food at the center of the table.
For breakfast they have a variety of egg preparations (the starry egg wrapped in holy leaf and the poached egg with salmon, are a pair of delights), they also have the classic green chilaquiles but to their version they add burrata, and to accompany , they have delicious juices from the house such as carrot, jicama and ginger, and macadamia and coconut.
If you decide on this gastronomic proposal, we recommend you to make a reservation in OpenTable to ensure your place.
Agustín Melgar 6, Condesa, Mexico City. See map.
Photo by Lardo