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Breakfast (Desayuno) can be light fruit and coffee or a substantial brunch

If you're in the house when the Javier Panero "the churro guy" comes by in the morning, don't miss the opportunity to try some. He has different offerings daily, typically one cream-filled (vanilla, chocolate, caramel) and one fruit-filled. His schedule is somewhat sporadic, but once he meets you he'll likely ask when you want him to return. He collects T-shirts from around the world and would love one from your hometown.

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Some of our personal favorites include:

Restaurant Details
Amparo's
$$
A: Calle 2 N at the corner of 10 Av
P: 872 77 49

Great place with bright, pleasant atmosphere. Well-made Mexican breakfast classics, omelettes, and lots of American favorites for those pining for Eggs Benedict or biscuits with sausage gravy. A new favorite.
Buccanos Beachclub
$$
A: Playa San Juan Costera Norte Km 4.5
P: 
872 01 00
  Beach club north of town with very nice breakfasts at the edge of the water. Great views. There's a swimming beach, snorkeling area, pool, and outdoor shower that restaurant customers can use! Opens a bit too late for dive days but otherwise makes for an extremely pleasant morning.
Cafetería la Cozumeleña
$
A: 10a Av. Sur at the corner of Calle 3 Sur
P: 872 10 89

One of our very favorites. La Cozumeleña is a bakery in the center of town open early. They have great cafe de olla (coffee with cinnamon and other spices), fruit smoothies and fruit plates, as well as tasty molletes and egg dishes of many kinds. I love their huevos jarochos. Their fried shrimp tacos and tortas are a great choice. Snappy service. Free parking in a private lot.
Carnitas DíazA: 65 Avenida S between Rosado Salas and Calle 3S
$Pork tacos in the morning! Some are fairly gnarly bits by American standards, but the costilla (rib meat) is great. They open early 7 days a week and serve carnitas until 2 PM.
Corazón Contento
$
A: Calle 2 Nte. at the corner of 10a Av
P: 0449878761526 (mobile)
 Run by the former managers of the restaurant above the museum, this very attractive place does a great breakfast. They have a number of health-conscious choices and lighter items that are great before going diving. There's inexpensive paid parking right behind the restaurant off 2.
COZ CoffeeA: 5a Av N between Av Juárez & Calle 2 N (pedestrian)
$Coffee shop in the pedestrian area of the zócalo. They roast beans fresh every day and serve a range of excellent coffee drinks. Small selection of pastries, including gluten-free and vegan. We buy coffee beans here to take home.
El Mercado Municipal A: Calle Dr. Adolfo Rosado Salas between Av. 20 and 25
$
There are several food stalls and restaurants in the main city market where you can get breakfast. These are quick, inexpensive, and filling and open early enough for pre-dive breakfasts. You can also pick up fresh fruit already cut up and some yogurt for the quickest breakfast ever.
El Camarón Dorado
$
A: Av. Benito Juárez near 105a Av. Sur at the eastern edge of town
P: 872 72 87

This place on the transversal road is not very close to Casa Suzana, but it's great for wonderful tacos in the morning. Their specialty is fried shrimp, but they have a large range of seafood and non-seafood toppings. They're quick, so this is a reasonable pre-dive choice despite the distance. They will also deliver to Casa Suzana. Closed Mondays.
El Museo
$$
A: Av. Rafael Melgar between Calles 4 & 6 Nte
P: 872 08 38

Recently reopened. Meals are served on an upper-level terrace with great views. If you loved this place in the past, check out Corazón Contento.
El Paste Empanadas Horneados
A: Calle Miguel Hidalgo #1683 between 65 Av. and 55 Sur Bis
P: 120 93 05
$ Wonderful baked puff pastry empanadas, only 10 pesos each. There are daily specials, but the regular fillings are great. The fruit ones make a particularly good breakfast.
El Super Hit
A: Av. Pedro Joaquin Coldwell (30) at the corner of Calle 15 Sur
$ Walking distance from Casa Suzana. They have a range of breakfast items. Their cochinita pibil tortas make a fine breakfast.
Jeanie's
$$
A: Melgar near Calle 11, across from Mega
P: 878 46 47
 They're open for lunch and supper as well, but we've only been for their excellent Sunday-only brunch. They have lots of fresh fruit and juice, eggs cooked to order, and 6-8 local specialties such as cochinita pibil, salbutes, tamales, etc. Excellent view from the waterfront patio. Popular with locals.
La Candela
$$
A: 5a Av. Nte at the corner of Calle 6 Nte
P: 878 44 71

Does not open early enough for pre-dive breakfasts, but otherwise a great choice near downtown shopping under a palapa for people-watching
La Choza
$$
A: 10a Av. Sur at the corner of Calle Dr. Adolfo Rosado Salas
P: 872 09 58

Many good choices for breakfast here. Huevos alla Choza, scrambled eggs with mole, are especially good, as are migas. They have hot Mexican chocolate. Free parking in a private lot on Calle 6 Nte.
Patagonia Bistro
$
A: Calle 2 N between Melgar & 5 Av
P: 869 04 97
 Just off of the seafront boulevard, small Argentinean place with breakfast and brunch. 
Restaurant Tamarindos 
A: 30 Av at Calle 7
$On Saturdays, they serve Lechón al Horno, roast suckling pig, in tacos and tortas so cheap it's almost free. Served with crackling, it is addictive. We will allow nothing to make us miss breakfast here on Saturday mornings. The rest of the week they have cochinita pibil and a few other toppings every day. Go.
Wet Wendy's
Margarita House
A: 5a Av. Nte between Calle 2 & Benito Juárez (pedestrian)
P: 872 49 70
$$
They offer a Full English Breakfast among other options. Yes, you can get beer and mixed drinks at breakfast here.
Zermatt A: 5a Av. Nte at the corner of Calle 4 Nte
$ Very quick place to grab great pastries and coffee. The last time I was there, their espresso machine was not running.