During the tourist season
You can have Sunday brunch
At the Hotel Antigua Villa Santa Monica
Whose entrance is at the back end of Parque Juarez.
They serve a combination of fruits and cereals,
Pancakes, bacon, queso fundido with goat cheese,
Refried beans, chilaquiles, enchiladas, chicarron.
If that isn’t enough you can walk outside
Where two chefs are making eggs to order,
Quesadillas filled with a selection of traditional fillings
Which includes rajas de poblano chilis, nopales,
Papas con chorizo, huitlacoche, flor de calabasa con rez
You get the idea.
Along with all this there are home made cinnamon rolls,
Cafe espresso, cafe de la olla, mimosas and juice.
Everything is simply done with a nice range of food choices.
For about $150 pesos
Not only are the grounds beautiful,
An extension of the park below it,
But the colonial architecture
Is classic, tastefully remodeled,
Built at a wonderfully human scale.
It is a place you can sit quitely for hours and enjoy.
Here’s a little video walk through the courtyard,
The sala, the gardens and the chefs cooking outside.