By Jade Arroyo
The mix of cultures in the city puts our little San Miguel on a par with some of the top cities in the world. Let’s take an outing with global flavor.
To begin the day, lift your mood at the sweet and sophisticated French-style bakery and patisserie at El Petit Four (Hernández Macias 99). The classic pain au chocolat, fruit tartlets an the éclair with whipped cream paired with good espresso are a match made in heaven.
Afterwards, if you’re looking for unique gifts, visit the store Mixta (Pila Seca 3). Summing up the offerings at this store it is not an easy task, but we can offer this: an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, accessories and décor. Here you can find really interesting design pieces, such as the embroidered clothing “Apashanka.”
Walking up the street, you will find the Indian restaurant Bahji (Cuadrante 34). Don’t go by the small size of the dining room: the food is sensational and the service impeccable. There are several options for vegetarians and different kinds of curry. If you’re thirsty, ask for a glass of cold lassi. This yogurt-based beverage is a tradition in India and highly refreshing.
One of the reasons why San Miguel is so famous is because of its strong artistic community. A great place to go see some art is the design center Fábrica La Aurora (Calzada de la Aurora s/n). This center holds over 40 different galleries, studios and shops. You can see a wide spectrum of art: paintings, sculptures, photography, fashion, antiques, and many others.
After walking around San Miguel the entire day, everyone who’s old enough needs a drink and some camaraderie. Patio Tres (Mesones 80) is a chic, contemporary bar where you can relax and partake of your favorite beverage.