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Jul 13, 2008 06:09 PM

Two weeks in Condesa - Breakfast

I'll be staying in Condesa for two weeks in early August. I've skimmed previous threads, and have found some great restaurant ideas (thank you!), but I'm hoping you might be able to help me out with my specific situation.

I'll be working long days (leave 7:30 am, return back 7pm or so), and most days I won't have time for a substantial comida. Can anyone recommend any breakfast places - places where I can get a substantial breakfast ( e.g. egg/beans/tortillas, or tamales) but which won't break the bank (no expense account here).

Gracias de antemano!

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  1. I'd suggest Bisquets, Bisquets Obregón, but so far I've not found a Condesa location for them.
    Although a chain, this is a very reliable restaurant with good, Mexican standard breakfasts and decent coffee. See their website:
    Click on "Ubicaciones". The closest ones to Condesa I find are in Colonia Roma Norte. There are at least 3 of the restaurants on Ave. Alvaro Obregon.

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    1. re: Anonimo

      Thanks - I forgot about this place. It could definitely work, especially since the one on Alvaro Obregon is not too far from Metro Insurgentes (where I can grab the pink line). I was hoping for some reliable independent smaller places, but with my weekday schedule, this may be my best option in that area.

      1. re: Cachetes

        There are numerous smaller, independent places, including street stalls, in the Alvaro Obregon area, but how "reliable" they are, and how early they open, I don't know. One thing the Bisquets Bisquets Obregon has going for it is reliable consistency. In fact, it's one of the better chain restaurants at which I've eaten .

    2. Hey. The Bisquets de Obregon are in several locations, but there's a really big one in Alvaro Obrego, in the Roma district (next to La Condesa), and then there's a smaller one in Alvaro Obregon and Medellin, before you get to Insurgentes (on the Condesa side).

      Two other great options for breakfast are La Flor de Lis in Amsterdam and Huichapan, where you'll get some of the greatest tamales. And, Maque, especially for the bread and Conchas. Maque is in Avenida México.
      Let me think of more since I have to go now. BTW, I am from Mexico City but currently living in Chicago. Enjoy.

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      1. re: topawers

        Thanks! The smaller, closer location of Bisquets may work even better, and I didn't know it was there. Also, I saw someone on another thread had mentioned Flor de Lis and it was on my list, so I'll definitely try to give it a try.

        Thanks for the suggestions!

        1. re: Cachetes

          I second flor de lis!! delicious tamales, great realxing ambience, and really great service!

      2. I really like Orquideas Café Bistrot, Avenida México117, right in front of Parque México in Condesa. The restaurant is open and airy, and if you are lucky you can get the couch that opens up to the street and the park.

        (Truthfully, I am usually there on Sunday afternoons drinking beer with friends and watching people jog by, being the lazy slacker that I am.)

        But I was there recently for a breakfast meeting and it was pretty good. The reason why I hesitate to mention it, is that you said your day starts at 7:30am, and this place doesn't open until 9am. But maybe you can make it there one morning.

        They have pretty traditional breakfasts, and more Italian-style food for comida and dinner. The food isn't to die for, but I love the location. If you do go there for comida, try the roasted tomato soup with blue cheese.

        A fun place to hang out, people watch, and take your time. They have wireless internet, so many people camp out and do their work during the day there.

        Here is a map and a review, it's in Spanish - I couldn't find an English one: