The Best Places to Brunch in La Roma, Mexico City

In Dine, Mexico City by Christina Silvestri

Mexico City’s posh neighborhood of La Roma, also called Colonia Roma or, simply, Roma, is a hip and trendy district located west of the city’s historic center. Dubbed the “Williamsburg of Mexico City” by Vogue, La Roma is a vibrant cultural hub that’s also home to some of the city’s best cuisine. Trying to cull through the seemingly endless lists of delicious and innovative restaurants and cafes to find the best brunch places in La Roma can be a feat in and of itself. In the shortlist below, we’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the best brunch hotspots in La Roma so you can focus on enjoying and savoring this amazing pocket of CDMX to the fullest.

Panadería Rosetta

The sister bakery to the ever-popular restaurant Rosetta by Chef Elena Reygadas, Panadería Rosetta offers freshly-baked croissants, coffee, salads and pastries (think cardamom buns and chocolate-vanilla sweet rolls) in a romantic plant-filled space that also has a refreshing outdoor terrace.


Marketplace-restaurant Delirio offers a delicious fusion of Mexican-Mediterranean dishes. Get there early ahead of the long weekend lines to savor favorite brunch dishes, like Greek eggs, a torta with falafel and tzatziki, or a classic quiche lorraine paired with a fresh-squeezed juice or a cafe with rompope, which is Mexican eggnog. They recently presented a new menu with natural products straight from the countryside.

Café Janeiro

Café Janeiro is a new addition to the neighborhood in one of the most beautiful areas of La Roma, Plaza Rio de Janeiro. Located at Plaza Río de Janeiro 52, the community-lead cafe highlights simple food of the best quality, including classic brunch staples with a twist, such as buttery croissants with seasonal jam; organic oatmeal with almond milk, banana, dates and red berries; egg and chorizo torta, refried beans and avocados; or chilaquiles with roasted red sauce, fresh cheese and avocado with a fried egg.


Perfect for a group brunch, chef Enrique “Lalo” García of the nearby Maximo Bistrot serves up can’t-go-wrong brunch staples, such as fluffy French toast, avocado toast and egg sandwiches, plus lunch crowd pleasers, like pastas and pizzas, in a fun space at Lalo! that features a long communal table set against colorful walls decorated in kaleidoscopic murals and graffiti.


American meets Mexican fare at popular Belmondo, where reuben, tuna melts and grilled cheese sandwiches can be found on the menu next to more traditional tacos, chilaquiles and tostadas. Belmondo also offers a great selection of healthy salads, bowls and even New York-style bagels.

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