A Perfect Day in San Miguel

By Jade Arroyo

Coffee is the first thought of many of us on a cold morning. Starting the day off on the right foot, take refuge from the chill in the air on the porch at Zacateros 12, which has a cozy living area and a patio with light and bougainvillea. For breakfast, try the chilaquiles or the eggs benedict. When you leave, don’t forget to visit their gallery, which showcases talented local artists.

On the street popularly known as “calle Nueva” (Nemesio Diez) is Cafe Rama, a very quiet area with a super-creative style. They serve delicious food with options for almost every taste. Try the chicken curry, one of the most requested dishes. If you decide to bring your pet with you and you want to eat together, you can sit outside on the small terrace and then go for a walk in Parque Juárez, just a block away.

After a delicious meal, you can take a healthy walk through the cobbled-stone streets and go shopping for a while. Mexico in general, and San Miguel in particular, is full of excellent silversmiths and designers. Their skill in this area fills us with admiration. A good way to support their work is to proudly wear these pieces. If you long for a piece of quirky jewelry for yourself or someone special, pay a visit to the studio of the talented Robert Buchanan, located at San Francisco 66, Wednesday through Saturday. His jewelry is contemporary yet organic. He also teaches silversmith at his shop.

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