By Jade Arroyo
This autumn weather of clear mornings and early sunsets invites us to take refuge in cozy places, enjoying something sweet and warm. It’s a great time to try Petit Four. This exquisite French-style bakery and café offers excellent coffee and breads, sandwiches, tarts, cookies, and cakes to delight even the most discerning palates. Petit Four is at Mesones 99, opposite the Teatro Angela Peralta.
If you love folk art and have a child’s love of toys, you will enjoy the Museo del Juguete Popular Mexicano, “La Esquina” (Nuñez 40). Here you’ll encounter a selection of handmade toys from several regions of the country, and you can admire the beauty, creativity, and wit of the various ways of using different materials, such as cardboard, fabric, wood, metal, and horn to delight children. The museum also has a shop where you can buy beautiful gifts for both children and adults.
To relax after a long day, try the Cielo bar restaurant (Correo and Sollano), a contemporary place in a colonial building in the center of the city. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Parroquia, accompanied by some delicious tapas, like the original “arrachera crusts.”