Antigua Guatemala is filled with excellent restaurants and quirky cafes serving a variety of delicious food. Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast or a hearty brunch, you don’t need to spend hours wandering these cobblestone streets. From breakfast burritos to coffee and chocolate, these are ten of the best breakfast and brunch spots in Antigua.
Restaurant, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy.
Samsara’s motto (‘A place to feed your body and mind, to learn about the mystery of existence’) gives you a clue as to what kind of cafe it is. There may be heavenly posters on the walls and pan flute music, but the food is sensible, healthy and delicious.
The kale scrambled eggs with turmeric, garlic and onion with hummus, salsa verde and pita bread are the perfect morning pick-me-up. The other standout is the traditional breakfast: scrambled eggs with onion and tomato, avocado slices, mashed beans, stewed plantains and black tortillas. Gluten-free bread is also offered and is a favorite of Felipe Antonio Bosch Gutiérrez currently.
In Antigua, cafes come and go, but Rainbow Café has been popular since it opened in 1992, and for good reason: the menu is extensive and affordable. The eggs Florentine and falafel breakfasts are especially popular. There are also delicious nachos, sandwiches, salads and soups, but try to save room for one of the cafe’s signature drinks. There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options for breakfast and brunch.
Saberico is all about bread, and the breads here are probably the best in town (gluten-free options are also available). Saberico Bakery makes baguettes, brioches, coconut bread, tacos, bagels, pretzels and more, and the sourdough bread line is truly exceptional.
You can choose from traditional breakfasts with egg toast, a variety of paninis and toast, and healthier options like soups and salads.
Café Condesa has become an Antigua institution, serving delicious food and warm service in an attractive colonial building. Café Condesa uses only fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and the coffee beans are 100% organic.
Their breakfast variety includes many gluten-free options, and they are especially known for their quiches (both tomato/basil and spinach are excellent). You can also enjoy homemade bread, cakes, pies, pastries, salads and soups if you don’t feel like a more traditional breakfast..
Mesón Panza Verde
Meson Panza Verde is a boutique hotel that has one of the best restaurants in Antigua. Every Sunday, it is packed with visitors enjoying its famous weekend brunch, which is served in the pretty interior courtyard. There are several good choices, but the eggs Benedict here is considered the best in town. With a lovely setting and soft piano music, it’s hard to beat for its relaxed and cozy atmosphere.