Yummy Breakfast Dining Options Await You in Cancun

When searching for a place to have a great breakfast in Cancun there are many options, and they run the gamut from fast food or muffins and pastries to elaborate buffets with dozens of dishes to choose from.

Le Natura, located at km 9.5 serves delicious breakfasts with a lot of natural ingredients and offers a wide selection of fresh juices. Starbucks, McDonald's and Burger King are quick, economical options and they all have locations in the Hotel Zone. 

If you prefer a more upscale setting El Cafe Mexicano in The Ritz-Carlton Cancun and Salt in Me Cancun are recommended. Hacienda el Mortero, Captain's Cove and Hacienda Sisal all offer a fantastic Sunday brunch.  

In downtown Cancun, La Pasteleteria, Belgian Waffle Boutique and 100% Natural are popular spots for breakfast. Marakame, also located in downtown Cancun, offers a scrumptious breakfast-brunch buffet. Chili's in Malecon Americas serves surprisingly delicious a la carte breakfasts.

Sanborn's, Toks and VIPS are the Mexican equivalents of Denny's or IHOP and all are very popular breakfast spots. They all serve a number of Mexican specialties for breakfast but they also offer American options like pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage.      

Zona Hotelera
Hacienda Sisal
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Hacienda Sisal is a Mexican restaurant located on the grounds of the Royal Sands Resort near the hotel's main entrance at kilometer 13.5 in the Hotel Zone. The interior is grand and inviting. Hacienda Sisal is open for happy hour from 2 pm to...  Read More



Hidden in an upscale neighborhood in downtown Cancun, Marakame is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They even deliver. This indoor/outdoor restaurant is great for an event, like a baby shower or birthday, a family breakfast or a romantic...  Read More



If you're in the mood for an authentic Mexican fiesta, complete with live mariachi music, Hacienda el Mortero is waiting for you right on the edge of Cancun's Party Zone at Km. 9 of Boulevard Kulkukan in the Hotel Zone. There's also a magician...  Read More

La Pasteleteria
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This little restaurant is on one of Cancun's busiest streets, near Walmart and Market 28, yet many tourists pass right by it without having any idea what they are missing. The portions are hearty and the presentation of every dish is excellent....  Read More

Zona Hotelera


The portions are quite large here so don't make the all-too-common mistake of filling up on salad before the over-sized entrees even make an appearance. Steak and seafood are the main offerings at this lovely, waterfront restaurant. Save room...  Read More

100% Natural
Photo courtesy of Susan R. Vincil


This restaurant in downtown Cancun is a favorite of locals. The menu is large and consists of page after page of healthy dishes made with natural ingredients. Soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, Mexican specialties and seafood dishes are the main...  Read More



Belgian Waffle Boutique serves well, Belgian Waffles, but they also serve French toast, hot cakes, crepes and chilaquiles, plus lunch and dinner. Very popular with locals, there are two locations in downtown Cancun, but the easiest one to get to...  Read More

Hotel Zone


Le Natura is located in the heart of the Hotel Zone across the street from what used to be Senor Frogs, but once you enter this lush, green environment you'll forget that you are in one of the busiest areas of Cancun. They have an extensive menu...  Read More

Hotel Zone


Salt is located in the Me (by Melia) Cancun. This upscale restaurant serves Mediterranean haute cuisine in the evening, but in the morning, an extensive breakfast-brunch buffet is available. With both Mexican and American options, there are...  Read More

El Cafe Mexicano
Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun


This beautifully decorated restaurant has lots of windows and excellent views of the pool and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Open for breakfast and lunch, diners may order from the menu or enjoy an elaborate buffet with hot and cold...  Read More


Meet Kristin Busse

After vacationing in Mexico many times, Kristin decided to move to Cancun "for a year". That was in 2001.

Kristin grew-up in Michigan and studied Communications at Michigan State University....  More About Kristin