Panadería Costra in Mexico City or CDMX is the perfect place to get a nice and warm breakfast, some bread, coffee or hot cacao while you relax, catch up with work or social media.
Some of you may know that I am a bread enthusiast, dog lover & love healthy cooking. Costra has 2.5 out of this 3 elements. This place offers really good quality sourdough bread, pastries, baguettes, tapas & beverages. If you are afraid of gluten, trust me, sourdough is your way to go, but that’s a whole different story.
My favorite late breakfast, around 12PM (or should we call it lunch?) starts with a chocolatín that I moisten, or sopeo, in my water-based cacao, as close as you can get to the Prehispanic one, the original spiced with chilli. Followed by a Spanish hammed baguette sided with spicy potatoes that I share with my sweetheart & our dogs.
I’ve tried other combos, but definitely that’s my winner. The cinnamon rolls are pretty good. The selection depends on the day & the season.
November starts with the Day of the Dead bread; in December there are plenty of options, and you can share a king cake with your friends in January. According to tradition, those who get the “baby Jesuses” have to buy tamales for the rest of the group and gather together to eat them on Día de la Candelaria, February 2.