Best Breakfast Restaurants


Do you love Puerto Rican food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Puerto Rican cuisine in San Juan. We've diligently scouted out the top breakfasts spots, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of San Juan restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Panadería Casa España, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like La Bombonera. We also point out good neighborhoods for Puerto Rican restaurants in the San Juan - Old San Juan are. We love a good breakfast and here we share the best San Juan has to offer.

La Casona Restaurant


Owner Manolo Caama�o has been serving authentic Spanish cuisine since 1972 in this renovated European mansion. Enter through the arched doorways and feel welcomed into the heart of the home. Paella studded with seafood, grouper prepared...  Read More

Augusto Restaurant


Courtyard by Marriott is home to this wonderful spot which features creative yet traditional fare by award-winning master chef Augusto Schreiner. The space is contemporary and elegant, yet comfortable. The menu, international with hints of...  Read More

Pamela's Caribbean Cuisine


Right on the beach and in the Numero Uno Guest House. You can choose inside, alfresco or poolside seating. Stop here for a sophisticated lunch or enjoy tapas served from 3pm to 6pm. For supper try the pork loin spiced with island flavors. Fresh...  Read More

Restaurante El Chotis


Traditional tapas are served with a flourish in this little section of Spain in Hato Rey. Try the fried calamari or savory sausage. Should you find yourself there on a Friday night, you can indulge in the seafood studded paella while the...  Read More

Carli Café Concierto


This dark, sophisticated spot in the baroque Banco Popular also offers a terrace with great views of the ships in the harbor. Black and white dominate in a bistro space accented with marble tables and a Steinway grand piano. Owner Carli...  Read More

Café del Angel


Plunked down in the middle of a vast array of fast food restaurants, this bustling cafe offers the real goods. The large dining room holds over 100 within walls covered with wild paintings of angels. The menu is stacked with traditional Puerto...  Read More

Cafeteria Los Yeyos


When in San Juan, do as the San Juaneros do and stop into this little cafe in a working class neighborhood in the Old City. Don't let the sparsely decorated place fool you, the food is in the spotlight of those bare bulbs. Breakfast is a bargain...  Read More

Old San Juan
Café Berlin


Through large arched windows, you can look out over Plaza Col�n as you enjoy either vegetarian or non-vegetarian dishes at this truly versatile caf� that also features a muesli energy bar. The menu is made up of creative salads,...  Read More



This local gathering place for great weekend brunches is said to have some of the best coffee around. Located just a few blocks from the beach, it draws a room full of local politicians and other community figures. Strong coffee complements...  Read More


Meet Melissa Alvarado Sierra

Melissa is a native Puerto Rican who enjoys sharing her island experiences and discoveries with readers everywhere. She studied Journalism and Art in San Francisco and London and has worked...  More About Melissa