Chiapas is an excellent gastronomic destination in Mexico and nothing is more important than starting the day with a delicious breakfast and a cup of coffee during your vacation in Chiapas. 

Our guide to the best places to enjoy good Mexican food for breakfast and brunch in Chiapas

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Here are some of our favorite places to discover the Mexican cuisine of Chiapas during a good brunch in the cities of San Cristobal de las Casas and Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

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If you can’t decide between all these Mexican gastronomic discoveries, visit one of the many restaurants we recommend in our address book or in our guide to the best restaurants in Chiapas!

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Frontera Artisan Food and Coffee

This charming and spacious café has outdoor seating in their garden to enjoy your coffee and brunch in Chiapas under the sun of San Cristobal de las Casas. They offer all the methods of artisanal coffee extraction and a list of breakfasts that go beyond the borders of Mexico – American-style bagels and schmear, fritatas, chilaquiles and pancakes. 

You’ll find a small lunch menu with a few Mexican dishes chosen as their Fajitas Frontera, all made with the utmost attention and well presented.


Kukulpan is both a café and a French bakery ideal for a brunch in Chiapas. They take pride in serving not only healthy breakfasts and organic coffee, but also local ingredients. Famous for their vegetarian burgers, they also sell kambucha, chilaquiles, bowls of rice and homemade granola bars. 

Carajillo Cafe

It is an ideal place to stop for a coffee, using an extraction method such as cold brewing. Carajillo Cafe also offers courses and experiences around the world of coffee, such as a trip to see some coffee plantations in Chiapas and an introduction to coffee tasting. 

They have a small menu of Mexican dishes; Ocosingo cheese, and international dishes that include a little bit of everything to enjoy a good brunch in Chiapas.

Amor Negro

This coffee bar is passionate about its products and guarantees a cup of organic and sustainable coffee, roasted directly in Chiapas. Amor Negro buys directly from the producers and transports the beans not only from different regions of Chiapas, but also from all over the world. They offer a variety of gourmet sandwiches, Mexican egg dishes and pastries to complement your coffee and make a stop for brunch.

El Rincón de Josefina

With all the types of fillings you can imagine on chilaquiles, El Rincón de Josefina is one of the best breakfast spots in Tuxtla, the capital of Chiapas. Hidden in a corner of the Hotel la Hacienda, this friendly country restaurant has been feeding the people of Tuxtla since 1986 and is as popular as ever. Eat your chilaquiles with chicken, cecina or eggs, but also try chipilín soup and sweet bread with coffee.

Taquitos Casa Blanca

For a simple but incredibly delicious breakfast, Taquitos Casa Blanca is a “no frills” place that serves some of the best cochinitas pibil in the capital (a typical Mexican dish with slow roasted suckling pig in a citrus and achiote sauce). 

The menu of Mexican dishes is simple: tacos and iced cocoa pozol, a light chocolate drink that is a regional specialty. This is a great place to enjoy good Mexican food with the whole family and enjoy Chiapanese hospitality.


Naturalissimo is the perfect breakfast option for vegetarians and vegans. They have Mexican egg dishes, chilaquiles, mushrooms and more, as well as fresh juices, fruits and meat substitutes such as soy and wheat. If you feel more like brunch, there are vegetarian burgers, pizzas and salads. 

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