By Jade Arroyo
La Felguera, located within Posada Carmina, is a beautiful colonial and historical house, originally owned by Miguel Malo, close friend of the national hero Ignacio Allende. This is one of the best-liked spots for locals to have breakfast. Its sunny patio filled with potted plants and trees makes it one of the loveliest places to be during the morning. Food is good, featuring all-time Mexican and international cuisine favorites. La Felguera is located at Cuna de Allende, the street to the right of the Parroquia.
Pay a visit to the nearby Casa del Mayorazgo museum, which is housed in Casa de La Canal, one of the most beautiful colonial buildings in town (its immense carved wooden doors are iconic). The current exhibition features an engraving by Francisco Goya and a must-see exhibition. La Casa del Mayorazgo is located at the corner of the Jardín and Canal.
How to beat midday fatigue? A cup of coffee is always a good option. Try the exquisite Petit Four, located at Mesones 99. This French-style bakery serves delicious coffee plus the most delicate and savory treats in town. Once there, take a peek at the art galleries on this street, like Izamal, Indigo, or La Calaca.
To have a late afternoon/evening drink, go to the gorgeous rooftop terrace at Rosewood Hotel, the Luna Bar (Nemesio Diez 11). Fortunately, the winter is almost through, so we can go back to enjoying a terrace like this one (and if not, there are heaters and blankets). The view from here is really amazing, especially at night with its starry panoramic view and the lights of the city and the Parroquia. Drinks are well prepared and served, and the bar has a tapas menu with many delights.