Perfect Day: Baked goods
By Jade Arroyo
Bread is the basic food of mankind. Anytime of day, this hearty staple can be enjoyed for breakfast or for lunch with a cup of coffee. Every day San Miguel bakeries and pastries open their warm doors to nourish our bodies and souls. How good bread is! Don’t you think so?
La Buena Vida, Hernández Macías 72, 152-2211, Lun-Vie 8am-4:30pm, Sáb/Sat, 8am-4pm
This bakery is already a tradition in San Miguel. It is located inside a small plaza, where one also finds a boutique, a cafe and a health store. Artisanal bread. Sweet and salty options: cookies, empanadas, whole grain and seeds. You can find also find granola, marmalade and puff pastry.
Petit Four Café & Patisserie, Mesones 99, 154-4010, Mar/Tue-Sáb/Sat, 8:30am-8pm, Dom/Sun, 9am-6pm
Sophisticated Danish and French pastries and you may find tasty handmade mousses, chocolates and truffles. They serve delicious French baguettes or croissants, freshly baked. Ask for a variety of cookies and biscotti with coffee to have a truly complete taste experience. The ambiance is very comfortable, and it is just across the street from the Teatro Ángela Peralta; making it ideal to take a sweet bite before enjoying a show or concert.
Cumpanio, Correo esq/crr Recreo, Lun/Mon-Dom/Sun, 8am-9pm
A trendy gourmet baker, it is located just a few steps from the Jardín. Offers classics like cinnamon rolls and scones and new treats like muffins with orange blossom syrup and almonds. Also French pastry, baguette and salty loafs. Cute kitchen accessories, handmade marmalades, herb oils and dressings. Walk a few steps and you will be in the restaurant that offers delicious menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
La Colmena, Relox 21, 6am a 2pm y 4:30pm a 9pm
The most traditional bakery in town. It has more than 100 years of serving daily bread to its traditional customers. This legendary bakery known as “the one with the blue doors bakery,” gives you the feel –in spite of everything– that San Miguel still is a small town, full of traditions. It offers more than anything the kind of bread you may find on a Mexican table in the morning: conchas, chilindrinas, moños, elotes, novias, ojos de pancha, semitas, cuernitos, chorreadas…
La Mesa Grande, Zacateros 49, 154-0838, Lun/Mon-Vie/Fri, 8am-7pm, Sáb/Sat, 9am-7pm
A modern, cozy bakery and cafe that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Excellent artisanal bread; baguette, brioche and bagels. Delicious pizza is made in a wooden oven and there are fresh and healthy sandwiches.