Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Breakfast at Manana

In honor of Spring Break Season, I'm taking this week to highlight five meals I had during a mid-Winter's vacation in lovely Isla Mujeres, an island off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, just East of Cancun. Happy Eating!

Manana is a great cafe/bookstore located on the corner of Matamoros and Guerrero away from the busy main street traffic and noise. It's filled with sun from the open windows on either side and window seats with stools on the inside AND outside so you can sit with the sun warming your back as you eat, or choose to sit in the shade while you watch the goings-on about town.

They had the best iced coffee, with a good strong flavor, frothy milk and served in a tall glass.

Their Homemade Granola was delicious as well. Loaded with almonds and raisins it was served over plain yoghurt and topped with slices of banana. It was more on the side of Museli but was delish and fresh, and a nice treat from the heavy foods served elsewhere.

On our second trip to Manana we shared a big goblet of their Fruit Salad with Yoghurt. Big chunks of watermelon, papaya and pineapple filled the glass and was topped with a sprinkling of the granola. The fruit was so juicy and fresh, I could've eaten another goblet-full right then!

Open only for breakfast and lunch, you can also browse their selection of books left from travelers past. If you have a book you're finished with, you can trade it in, or donate it for a discount off of your food bill. They also sell brightly colored T-Shirts that make great gifts!


Melissa Good Taste said...

That iced coffee looks so good right now! I am stuck at work and it is 2:30.... only 2.5 more hours!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Sounds like such an adorable place!

Megan said...

Oh you're so lucky! I want to go on Spring Break! :)