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Calle Chamela, No. 9--El Jardin, La Manzanilla, Mexico
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Anacortes, Washington
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Great consistent breakfast meals and good coffee. Shaded tables with bright tablecloths offer a super place for morning coffee, berry blendy or egg dishes. Food is prepared clean and the servers offer helpful suggestions. Don't speak Spanish? That's ok. They are very kind sweet young women that take pride in their restaurant.

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Ajijic, Jalisco
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Sensational capacino. Fabulous on premises baked goods. You have to try the cinnamon buns. They also have gluten free. And the best smoothie I've ever had. Made with avocado! Mexican eggs or any style you want. Great chilaquilles.

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

we spent many mornings here. my husband has to do email work some mornings and this was the perfect spot to sit. Really affordable breakfast omlettes and the best Guava muffin ever, different flavour every day. great smoothies too. simple and uncomplicated.

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Anacortes, Washington
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Banana Smoothies, great coffee, perfect spot for a morning snack or lunch. My second visit to La Manzanilla, market day fun and Café remains hopping place in town.

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Calgary, Canada
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438 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Stopping for lunch in La Manzanilla, we found this great this little spot. The service was excellent and prompt, the wait staff spoke English very well, the menu had a good variety of choices, and the food was delicious. We had the shrimp salad and the grilled chicken breast sandwich. Both were extremely fresh and flavourful. Nothing fancy, friendly attentive... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2013 via mobile

Friday is market day - whole central plaza fills up with vendors. Very fun and inexpensive treasures. Is heard about st abadaba banana smoothie so ordered that with extras. Delightful. Then I ordered just a simple egg scrambled with bacon. Cooked perfectly and simple on a tourists tummy. Shaded, colorful and a perfect oasis on a busy market day. Sit... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Ate breakfast there 3 times, yes it's that good. Waffles, excellent, I stayed away from anything benedict having overdosed at home the day before. Crepes, had them, really really good. Stole some bacon from somebody else at the table. Yum. The coffee is outstanding. I'd say that all in all it's one of the best breakfast places we've ever been... More 

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Pacific Northwest
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2013

Fun spot in town square. Loved the vegetarian benedict and GIANT cup of joe. Fun spot to people watch and chill before heading out to the beach. Nice ambience and friendly service.

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Thank Shark2th
Guadalajara, Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2012

It is a nice place to have a good breakfast. The bread, pancakes, and waffles are good. Nice fresh juices and a very good coffe.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Sit here and watch the world go by. Everyone else seems to. It is the place to go to see who else shows up, and on market day, the place to go to see who wanders by. We only went there for breakfast, but it is open for lunch as well. It is closed at night and a popular taco... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Chamela, No. 9--El Jardin, La Manzanilla, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Costalegre  >  La Manzanilla
Description
This is a lovely spot to have breakfast each morning. By the town plaza, it attracts a wide range of people. Terrific huevos rancheros; fresh fruit smoothies and pancakes. Good coffee too.

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