Start the Day with the Best Breakfasts in Playa del Carmen

One of the best things about staying in Playa del Carmen is the chance to try its eclectic choice of restaurants. Playa, as locals call it, is home to countless eateries, each with its own unique personality.

There's something luxurious about going out for breakfast and starting your day with a delicious, relaxing meal. For an upscale brunch experience, try Plank or Imprevist. Diners will enjoy an authentic French patisserie at Chez Celine. Sometimes the best food just happens to also be the most economical, and at Nativo, Kaxapa Factory, Afrodisiako and La Senda, visitors won't be disappointed about the food or the prices. El Jardin, serves breakfast in a jungle oasis atmosphere. Want breakfast on the beach? Lido Beach Club has got you covered.

La Cueva del Chango continues to offer one of the most popular breakfasts in Playa del Carmen, so get there early.

Enjoy a lesiurely meal at these restaurants that offer Playa del Carmen's best breakfasts.



You can't visit the Yucatan Peninsula without trying delicious Yucatecan food, which has ancient Mayan roots. Try some at El Jardin which also offers your favorite Mexican dishes. This open air restaurant has a wonderful jungle oasis feel, with...  Read More



Nativo is a healthy foods restaurant located on 30th Avenue between Constituyentes y 20th Street. They specialize in low calorie Mexican fare made with fresh ingredients. They serve a variety of natural juices and smoothies and they offer...  Read More



Owned by Chef Juan Diego Solombrino of Imprevist, number 5 on this list, the concept is well, planking, or cooking food directly on a piece of hardwood. The Chef also has incorporated the use of Himalayan salt blocks and a smoke shack in his...  Read More



This is an authentic French patisserie, located in a funky Mexican beach town on the Carribbean Sea. Some people feel impelled to visit Chez Celine every day of their vacation. It's that good. From their freshly baked croissants, bread and...  Read More



Calling all vegetarians and vegans. La Senda serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a fun and funky atmosphere. One work describes the fare here; healthy. Oh wait, maybe two words, because delicious fits too. The huge menu includes drinks, savory...  Read More



Imprevist is another spectacular restaurant in Playa del Carmen that is not located on 5th Avenue. Open for Sunday-style breakfast and brunch from 7 am to 2 pm and dinner from 6 pm to 11 pm (12 am on Fridays and Saturdays, closed Sundays) this...  Read More



Breakfast on the beach? Si por favor! Lido Beach Club is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and what could be better than starting your day with a scrumptious breakfast accompanied by a mimosa and the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea? Located on...  Read More



This tiny family-owned and operated restaurant was created by Venezuelans who wanted to offer traditional Venezuelan homemade food to visitors and residents of Playa del Carmen. This tiny eaterie is nothing special to look at, but all dishes...  Read More



Afrodisiako is a favorite of "Playenses", the name that refers to residents of Playa del Carmen. This Italian eaterie serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but breakfast is the real standout here. They are known for their healthy and delicious...  Read More



La Cueva del Chango is one of "Playa's" most popular restaurants and has been open for over 15 years. This "cave" actually makes you feel like you're picnicking at a secluded jungle spot. Waterfalls, a fishpond, exotic birds and natural wood and...  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