Playa Del Carmen is not really an early morning town but more and more, there are places open for breakfast. We have searched all over Playa to bring you a list of the best places for breakfast. This are in no particular order and you can decide what meets your criteria for a good place to eat. For you it maybe the décor, beachfront eating, organic ingredients or rooftop view. If you are not a big breakfast eater you can also check out our Coffee shop and Tea Guide to Playa Del Carmen or our Bakery Guide for places for pastries and sweet bites. Below the list is a map of the all the restaurants so you can find them. Click on any restaurant link to find out more about a specific restaurant.
Best Breakfast Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen
- Mamitas Beach Club. This is a newer option right on the beach. Wonderful menu and fresh made food. This is one of our favorite places for breakfast in Playa Del Carmen. The prices are also good value for what you get. Most plates cost around 130 pesos. Open daily from 7:30am-11:00am. See our article on what breakfast is like at Mamitas Beach Club here.
- C-Grill is right on the beach and what a good way to wake up! This is the Hotel Thompson’s Beach House property on 8th Street. For a nice relaxing start to your day you can try this classy restaurant. There are many healthy options here including and egg white omelet and smoothies. Prices for plates range about 153 -204 pesos. Smoothies are about 100 pesos and juices are 85 pesos. Also see our article about Sunday brunch at the C-Grill.
- La Brioche is a newer option for eating on the north end of 5th Avenue. This French style café and restaurant is becoming one of the best restaurants for breakfast for many. It is busy and giving Chez Celine some run for it’s money. You can find this restaurant on the corner of 5th Avenue and 38th Street. Open daily from 7:ooam-10:00pm.
- Sanborns is right on 5th Avenue, but high above on the top of Quinta Alegria Mall. On the weekend they have a small buffet and you can eat overlooking the tops of building and see the ocean. The open air and view is great and the food is ok. It is a buffet so you can get your fill. You can eat breakfast here other days to but just order off the menu. To get to the restaurant take the escalators to the top floor of the Quinta Alegria Mall and walk through Sanborns store. Indoor seating is available with air conditioning.
- Indigo Beach Club has a daily buffet for breakfast. You can order your main plate and then use the buffet for small plates of fruit, muffins and cereals. The best thing about this place is sitting on the beach in the morning having your food and seeing the Caribbean. If you want your feet in the sand then this is your place. This restaurant is in the El Taj Condo complex on 14th Street and the beach.
- 100% Yucatan Restaurant is going to give you a taste of more local flavors from the Yucatan Peninsula. This is not in the center of Playa but not too far up Constituyentes Avenue. This place is very affordable. It is not the fanciest place but will give you an authentic look at eating in the Yucatan.
- La Ceiba Restaurant at DAC market is right on 30th Avenue. This place has an energy about it with people shopping in the market and busy street. You will get a range of Mexican and traditional breakfast items. All menu items are good quality. The fresh juices are excellent and coffee is one of the best in Playa.
- Chez Celine usually has a line in the mornings for good reason. You get great value for your money. They have breakfast combos which even make it a better value. They have a nice setting to enjoy your breakfast on 5th Avenue near 34th Street. If you feel like something sweet they have a bakery with all things made on premise. Enjoy the coffee here, it is excellent!
- La Vagabunda Restaurant is popular on 5th Avenue near 26th Street. It has dumbed down Mexican food and basic breakfast. Some hotels use this as a breakfast spot for guest so it looks more busy then it should be.
- Frutiyogurth is a healthy option. It has breakfast burritos, eggs and pancakes. The real highlight here is the juices. The only bad thing is the location, it is out of the downtown area where most people stay.
- Aldea Corazon serves up a very nice breakfast on 5th Avenue near 14th Street. We think this is the best time to go to the restaurant to enjoy the setting. You can sit on 5th Avenue or in the garden in the back. They have fresh food nicely presented. This would be one of the more elegant places for breakfast in Playa.
- Nativo is a local chain of healthy restaurants. They have three locations but we like the newest one on 30th Avenue just north of Constituyentes Avenue. They serve Mexican and traditional breakfast foods. The juices are excellent here. You can get “small” or a liter of juice (both sizes are big and will give you a fill of healthy juice).
- Que Huevos is a small café in Colosio on 5th Avenue. This cute corner café has all the menu items you will want to start your day. This is a good option if you are on the north end of downtown.
- La Senda Vegana Restaurant will be a great option for those looking for a vegetarian or vegan breakfast option. They are on 10th Avenue between 10th Street and 12th Street. Make sure you have one of their amazingly fresh juices!
- Plank Restaurant on the weekend has a special brunch menu. It is a little expansive but you do get quality and an alcoholic drink included if you want. Try this relaxing restaurant on Saturday or Sunday from 9:00am-2:00pm. Plank is on 16th Street between 1st. Avenue and 5th Avenue.
Location map of all the great breakfast restaurants in Playa Del Carmen
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