Tijuana Breakfast Feasts

Tijuana Breakfast Huevos

Breakfast in Mexico can take many shapes and forms.  It could be tacos, quesadillas, seafood or cow intestine soup (menudo)! But for my purposes today, I’m going to highlight 3 breakfast restaurants in Tijuana where you can order a variety of egg delights, coffee and juice to stuff yourself silly.

Before we dive in, just FYI – I didn’t think my photos did any justice to these 3 places, so you’ll have to check out their Instagram accounts for that.  Proceed with Caution: It could make you really hungry…

Café de la Flor

Café de la Flor is my go-to and I was introduced to it by my friend Karla when we nestled into a booth at the Chapultepec location on a cold Sunday morning around 7 years ago for brunch.  I’ve been in love ever since.

Breakfast here is always delicious and they have quite a few options that include pancakes (hot cakes), crepes, french toast, egg plates, omelettes, chilaquiles and some specialty combos.

One of their combos on the menu is called the La Flor Slam, which for you cake for breakfast people like me, tops off the plate with a piece of either cake, cheesecake or a crepe! #sweetandsalty

Top that off with some fresh juice and smoothie options, cafe de la olla and lattes (my favorite is the Café de la Flor 🙂 made with cajeta) and you’ll be stuffed until dinner!

Average breakfast spend + coffee or juice = $7USD

Alma Verde

Alma Verde, what a great addition to Tijuana!  This new restaurant really brings home the farm to table atmosphere with a comfy, modern vibe.

Not only is their food amazing, which I’ll get to in a minute.  The most surprising was to find out that they have a nursing and changing room.  YES, you heard me!

Nursing mothers, listen up – they offer a comfortable room with plush chairs, changing table and they even have wipes and diaper cream to use.  Oh, and if you would like to order something to help milk production, there’s a special menu for that too. As a mother of a now toddler, I know this is a rarity in any restaurant.  I am usually crossing my fingers that there’s small flip down changing table in the bathroom!

Ok, back to the food. There’s an option for everyone!  And if you’re a vegan, this place caters to you too.  With choices from House Chilaquiles or with beet sauce, omelettes, french toast, pancakes to parfaits and sweet potato hash browns.  Nom nom nom…

Average breakfast spend + coffee or juice = $10USD

Los Chilaquiles

Los Chilaquiles is what you’d expect, a restaurant that offers a wide variety of Chilaquiles.  If you’re unfamiliar with this dish, all you need to know is that it’s a very traditional Mexican breakfast and great for hangovers too.  The simple version is that it’s tortilla chips with salsa! But yet, so much more than that.

This place offers about 30 different salsas to choose from.  And yea, you can get something else like pancakes or omelette…but why?  You have 30 salsas to try!

Check it out, you won’t be disappointed!

Average breakfast spend + coffee or juice = $7USD

Provecho! Bon Appetit!

Where to get sandwiches in Tijuana

Wild Cypress tijuana mexico

Who knew right? Of course Tijuana has a lot more than just tacos.  Don’t get me wrong, tacos are probably the best, cheapest, tastiest meal you can get here.  But if you’re looking for something different here’s a few places with some pretty tasty sandwiches.

Wild Cypress

This gem opened last year in 2017 and has become a family favorite.  They are a gastro deli and they serve what they call their masterpieces → artisan sandwiches.  We’ve been there so often that we’ve tried just about every one of them and it’s hard to pick a favorite!  Fresh bread marinated meat, full salads, delicious soups, fresh squeezed OJ, coffee and beer!

Yes, you heard me, not only do they serve great sammys, they also have breakfast and beer…ON TAP and not just any old national beer, it’s TJ Beer.

So needless to say…HAPPY HOUR anyone?

Enough boasting about the food, this place is big, bright and has a unique style.  There’s inside and outside areas with tons of outlets for laptops or cellphones. Wifi, coloring and foosball is included!  It’s located off Aguas Caliente near the Torres, right where the Blockbuster used to be.

Kasa Café

Kasa Café has a large variety of cold, hot, and traditional -Roast beef, Pastroni, etc, and non-traditional sandwiches – including the Willy (served on a bagel!), Norteña and Sureña.  Plus the one thing Wild Cypress doesn’t have…Fries! Regular or cheesy. They also serve breakfast, coffees, smoothies, salads, and fresh waters.  They use all fresh ingredients and the service is fast.

They have 2 locations – the original is in Otay, which is how we found it since it’s close to home.  It’s also close to the UABC, so there’s lots of students who frequent this location.
The second is down in Zona Río in the same plaza as the Sam’s Club.

Blue Luna Café

Ah, the Blue Luna, I can’t talk about their sandwiches without talking about the coffee. If you’re in the mood to try a new latte flavor, then head here.  They have some pretty interesting and tasty bevs and use ingredients like matcha, mazapán and dulce de leche.  I admit, it was the coffee the lured me here, but coupled with the food…it didn’t take long to turn into a favorite.

To me the sandwiches they offer are like Italian inspired with a Mexi twist. You can also order up a salad, smoothie or breakfast.  Everything is super fresh, including the bread!

And it seems that wherever you are, there’s a location near you!  There’s 13 locations around TJ!  The ones that I have visited are usually more outside space than inside, so just keep that in mind when heading out.

Wrap it up to go

If you live or work  in TJ and don’t have time to check out the locations, you can hit them all up on Uber Eats.  Although, I don’t think you can get beer delivered 🙂

These are my top 3 sandwiches places, what are yours?