Among all the great breakfast places around Mexico City the one I love to take new friends to is Lalo!
The communal table and the great graffiti wall by Bue The Warrior helps creating a very casual vibe and atmosphere and even though it’s not the most Mexican traditional cuisine available in the neighborhood the menu still feels homely since it’s filled with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
Main reason behind that is that the head chef and owner is Eduardo García, who turns out to be my favorite chef in the city and also head of Maximo Bistrot. All dishes are perfectly executed, from the delicious and fluffy concha with a dollop of chocolate ganache on top, to the chilaquiles served with an egg on top and of course their famous and delicious french toast.They have great daily specials, so ask your waiter about them.
Important to know that aside from great coffee, every now and then they also serve traditional seasonal drinks like the warm ponche during winter time but there’s always the mimosa option available for those in need.
Service is always casual and accommodating so it’s really easy to lose track of time. Keep in mind that they close from noon to 1pm to change to lunch menu so plan around it.