Top Places for Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want you to enjoy a delicious meal before taking on the day and exploring the Riviera Maya, because with everything there is to do around here you’ll be needing the extra fuel. Here is a list of our favourite places for breakfast.

La Ceiba de la 30

Known for the market that is located beside it (DAC ), this fresh Mexican style restaurant is one, that is hard to pass up. If you are in search of a large list of smoothies you have found the place. Their Mexican style breakfasts are also very tasty and reasonably priced. There are few table at this place, so you better get there early or for sure you will be waiting to sit.
Address: Avenida 30 and 20th Street

La Cueva del Chango

A favourite among locals and tourists, they offer an extensive list of Mexican items. Chilaquiles, fresh fruit bowls with yogurt and granola, all types of Mexican eggs and be sure to get a fresh juice! They also have a couple of vegan and vegetarian options. There’s often a 15 minute wait to get a table, so don’t wait until you’re starving to get there!


Breakfast is served daily from 8 am until 1 pm.
Address: 38th Av between 5th and the beach

Chez Céline

Home-made french bakery where you’ll find the best breads and pastries in town. It’s hard to resist not buying everything because it all looks and smells so good. Omelettes, savoury croissants, sweet crepes are just a few of the items you can choose from to satiate your palate.


They serve breakfast daily from 8 am to 1 pm
Address: 5th Av and 34th street

Lido Beach Club

Looking to have breakfast on the beach! Look no further than this amazing beach club. They have the best atmosphere with tables in the sand and palapa style shade. The service is exceptional, the food is fresh and tasty and the music is perfect to enjoy your morning on the beach.
If you don’t want to leave, no problem at all. They are also open for lunch and have a beach bar to enjoy drinks! This is a must stop place to go!
Address: 1st between 12th and 14th.

The Thompson Hotel – C Grill

For a seaside brunch we like going to C-Grill at the Thompson. Chef Pedro works with responsible local farmers to deliver quality and fresh ingredients. The C-Grill omelette is worth a try and they also have a “healthy” menu for those of us who have had a few too many tacos and margaritas.
Address: 8th street and beach

100% Natural

With locations all over the country, this has been a long time favourite among Mexicans. They have all of your typical Mexican breakfasts as well as omelettes, some healthier choices and vegan and vegetarian options as well.

They serve breakfast Monday through Sunday from 7 am to 11:30 am and are located on 5th Av between 10 and 12

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Lara and Luca

One of the best brunches in town with excellent service. Little off the beaten track from 5th avenue. But well worth the walk if you’re going to do it and experience something new. They also have really good pastries if you make it early enough!
Address: 7th South Street between 15th and the highway.

The Pitted Date

The Pitted Date gets an honourable mention on this list for those seeking a vegan option. Their breakfast burritos, omelettes, smoothies and croissants are the perfect way to start your day by fuelling your body with superfoods!
Address: CTM between 1st and Cozumel Street

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Fresco Habito:

This charming vegan restaurant offers amazing smoothies, toasts, waffles and smoothie bowls. The environment here is very relaxing! Love this place as its healthy and tasty!
They are also open for lunch and have some new sandwiches on the menu to try and salads. Definitely worth the stop!
Address: 1st Avenue between Avenida Constituyentes and 20th street

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We're a locally owned and operated vacation rental company in Playa del Carmen. We're all from the area and want to share our favourite spots, secrets and local tips and cool things happening around our stunning playground.

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