5 Best Brunch Spots in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

5 Best Brunch Spots in Playa del Carmen, Mexico


Think of Playa del Carmen and a row of all-inclusive resorts may be the first thing that comes to mind. Sure, that isn’t far from the truth, but there’s a lot more to Playa del Carmen than just resort relaxation—like the many culinary gems in the town itself.

We’re talking about brunch. Yes, we’re well aware that your hotel likely serves up a mean breakfast feast. But, if you step away from the omelette station a couple mornings and try our top picks for brunch in Playa, you’ll be glad you did.


Madrez Café

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It’s not the most spacious place to plop, but Madrez Café makes up for in food what it lacks in space.

If the picture hasn’t convinced you already, imagine this: freshly-made waffles that are light on the inside, but with just the right level of crunch on the outside, beautifully drizzled (or drenched, depending on your preference) with maple syrup.

Start with the egg and waffle combo and finish off with a sweet and fruity one. You can swim it off later, trust us.

Calle 8 Nte, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

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Como Como Osteria Mediterranea

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If you want a beautifully presented and highly-Instagrammable option (that’s half the appeal of brunch, right?) head to Como Como Osteria Mediterranea.

Try the Machaca Nortena if you’re up for starting your day with a bit of spice, or go for the delectable goat cheese bagel. If you want to keep it more traditional, they do a mean omelette alongside fresh, homemade croissants.

Avenida 10 entre calle 12 y 14 – colonia Centro, Playa Del Carmen, 77710, Mexico

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Chez Céline

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Let’s face it, the French have pretty much mastered the art of brunch. If you’re hankering for a French style breakfast while in Mexico, look no further than Chez Céline. The extensive menu offers up everything from salads to savory crepes.

  1. Cute decor, check.
  2. Light yet oh-so-buttery croissants, check.
  3. Pastries galore, check.

Try the smoked salmon and cream cheese crepe—it’s classic for a reason.

5ta Avenida con Calle 34, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Staying in Playa del Carmen on a Sunday? Head to Plank for some seriously-scrumptious brunch action.

Sunday brunch at Plank runs from 9 am to 2 pm. You can tuck into an assorted buffet served with artisan bread, coffee, tea and your choice of an entree and a drink for a reasonable price. Oh, and they have live music to boot.

16th Street between 1st. & 5th Ave, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Indigo Beach Club

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Want to brunch on powdery-white sand? Check out Indigo Beach Club.

Indigo Beach has spectacular views to go alongside its extensive breakfast buffet. You’ll enjoy endless ocean views as you feast on the assortment of American and Mexican breakfast dishes. It’s the perfect spot for a beach brunch in Playa del Carmen.

Calle 14 y la Playa, Playa del Carmen, Q.R. Mexico

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