The egg paradise exists and is in Providence. Your name? egg.
In this place, open steps from the Metro Manuel Montt, tribute is paid to egg, the main ingredient of the letter. Not just any egg in any case, but the from “happy hen””, those that are raised free, outside of cages, and that for the same reason have an orange yolk, much tastier.
What to order for breakfast? The classic one ($4,500), which is the classic pailita, with three fried or scrambled eggs, with a touch of sea salt and pepper; or poached egg ($5,700), than a poached egg, on toast with avocado, mix of green leaves, sautéed cherry tomatoes, chives, lemon, sea salt and pepper.
And that you can accompany some of their specialty coffeeAs the cappuccino ($1,900) or if you prefer, the chai tea latte ($2,400) or the juice of the day ($3,000) which is half a liter of natural juice, of the season.
Another alternative is that you tempt yourself with the tortilla ($5,400), which is an omelette with two eggs, chives and pepper, plus a mix of green leaves, sautéed cherry tomatoes, lemon and sea salt; or the croanaggy ($5,100), which is a croissant filled with two beaten eggs, chives, and avocado or cheese.
If you are a fan of sourdough, then you surely know La Popular Pizza y Pan, the bakery that opened its doors in 2016 on Av. Bilbao and in 2020 opened a second location on Infante 1232.
And that it is the place in charge of Tadeo CastelveroArgentine and expert in these loaves of bread, of crust crunchy and honeycombed crumbalso some addictive pizzas, where the sourdough is the protagonist.
In addition, in both places, you will find dream breakfast options, the kind that will make you want to wake up just to go try them. Keep in mind that although there is attention at the table, what prevails in the local Infante is the self servicethat is, you order and then you go with your tray to the table.
What to try? Some of the versions pressedsuch as Cheese and Mushroom ($6,500), which is wonderful, loaded with mozzarella, pecorino cheese, grilled mushrooms, red onion, and basil. That you can accompany with your specialty coffee.
Or the Horn ($5,000) for ham and cheese, for example.
In addition to its sweet delicacies, such as Almond stuffed croissant ($3,200), which comes with a toasted almond cream, homemade orange syrup and sliced almonds; or the popular sweet bun ($2,000) which is a croissant dough with cinnamon, brown sugar, cocoa and a pinch of cardamom with ginger.
Aligot is the restaurant on Av. Isidora Goyenechea, which opened in 2019 and bears the seal of the Baco restaurant team, the Providencia location led by the French Frederic LeBaux.
And what has the aligotethat classic French dish that is a wonderful creamy puree, made with a touch of cream and tomme cheese, as an emblem.
In addition, it has just inaugurated a letter of breakfast, which works from Monday to Saturday from 8 AM, with pastries, chocolate bread, baguette and croissant from own factory.
Also the idea is that you assemble it to your liking, with a cappuccino or latte ($3,000), plus a Orange juice ($4,000), freshly squeezed; or the mixed ($4,000), beets, apples and carrots, for example. To which you can add the jonquil with ground avocado ($3,500) or Croissant ($3,000) with ham and cheese
Another unbeatable are the toast with tomatoes ($3,000); or the Tortilla ($4,000), with cheese, ham, salmon or tomato, which comes with a baguette. Besides the fruit salad ($4,500) for the season.
Black Mamba Coffee opened in Roman Diaza short distance from Av. Manuel Montt in Providencia, and what you find there is a specialty bar with coffee from different origins, such as Kenya or Ecuador for example, as well as a pleasant terrace.
And where you can sit down to try versions like the white flutter ($2,350) which is a double espresso with a touch of milk; or the latte (from $2,750) which is a double ristretto with a touch more milk.
Unbeatable if you accompany it with one and that you can accompany with a vegetable bar ($2,500), like the vegan snickers, which is made with oatmeal, coconut flour, agave, peanuts and peanut butter, dipped in chocolate and with no added sugar.
You can also be tempted with toast with avocado ($4,100) which is a loaf of rye and malt sourdough bread, with avocado, cherry tomatoes, fresh sheep cheese and seeds.
Or any of the Grilled cheese, pressed sandwiches like the one from Sweet potato ($5,600) that has a mix of three cheeses, mozarella, cheddar and gouda, plus roasted pomarola tomato and roasted sweet potato.
La Negrita is a coffee shop located in local 926 of La Vega Central, which you can get to by entering Lastra 843.
And there you will always find attending to its owner, Elena Gonzalezwho, at 82 years old, still arrives at dawn, around 5:30 AM, to open his shop. The same one that she has been in this popular Santiago market for practically his entire life, because since he was 11 years old he had been selling mote con huesillo with Herminda, his mother.
It is also an ode to Breakfast of Championswith leaf tea with cinnamon ($800) or half liter juice ($1,500), pure fruit, orange with banana, for example. What can you accompany toast with avocado ($1,600) come on scrambled eggs ($1,600), which come with a marraqueta.
Besides of full italian ($1,300), loaded with avocado and homemade mayo, which you can order at vegan version for the same price; or the luco mud ($3,300), in crispy marraqueta.
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On Valenzuela Castillo street (upon reaching Av Manuel Montt), in Providencia, you will find justice cafea small place that opens from 8 AM.
Almost everything is made there and at the moment, with fresh ingredients that they buy from small producers, such as free-range eggs, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Party with him double cappuccino ($2,300) or any of the leaked versions ($2,800), with all the caffeine and flavor you need.
And accompany it with some scrambled eggs ($3,000); waves toasts ($3,800), with avocado and hummus. Another alternative is the oatmeal porridge ($6,500) with peanut butter, jelly and grapefruit.
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a blackboard that says “good coffee” It is the only sign that you find outside of Cité, the new café that from the street looks like one more of the old heritage mansions of the Yungay neighborhood with its graffitied facade and a heavy metal door that you will have to push.
But upon entering you will find an incredible place, the Casona Compañía, a 600 m2 space on the street of the same name that its owner, Carlos Olivares, remodeled to house shared offices and workshops for entrepreneurs in the sector.
Cité has just been installed there, the specialty cafeteria of the same owners of the Forastero, Romina Marigual and Jacobo Lanzarinicoffee that started on Av. Cumming and then moved to Calle Huérfanos, a place that closed due to the pandemic.
In fact, the coffee runs through the expert hand of Jacobo, who managed to make Forastero the best coffee shop in Santiago for users of TripAdvisor. taste the perfect latte ($2,400) or one flat white ($2,200), with only the milk foam.
Another option is to tempt yourself with the non-alcoholic cocktails -or non-alcoholic cocktails- based on coffee, such as cold brew station ($3,700), made with cold brew, grapefruit, lime, panela and a touch of rosemary, all over ice.
And that you can accompany some of the wonderful wholemeal sourdough toastlike the ones with avocado ($4,000), which come with avocado, marigold seeds, cherry tomatoes and pickled onions; or those of banana and strawberry ($4,800) vegan with cashew cream cheese, banana, strawberries, cinnamon and panela syrup.
The Pink Panera is a chain of stores that opened the first in Buenos Airesin 2013, with branches even in Madrid. The same one that has just inaugurated its first place in Santiagospecifically on Isidora Goyenechea street, in the El Golf neighborhood.
There, they invite you to live “life in Pink”not only because of the aesthetics of the place, very pink and welcoming, but also because it has a kitchen run by Mauricio Jofre, chef you probably know from Café San Juan in Santiago, with gourmet, homemade dishes that are available throughout the day.
In fact, open every day, at 8 AM. And as soon as you enter you will feel the smell of freshly made bread, which is like entering a childhood kitchen.
And inside you meet pancake selectioncrepes, waffles and artisan pastries, which will surely make you salivate as soon as you see their display case.
An unbeatable? The pink tower ($24,900, for two), which comes with two infusions, mint-ginger lemonade, ham and cheese toasties on country bread that are in the style of a selladito, as well as toast with jam and butter.
All that plus an apple, chocolate or lemon pudding; brownie, a chocolate alfajor, a cone of dulce de leche and the cake of your choice, such as Helena, which is a chocolate sponge cake filled with dulce de leche with butter and white chocolate granita cream, covered in chocolate. Pure gluttony!
In the heart of Santiago is Blue Jar, the stylish cafe with a blue facade that opened more than 10 years ago on the corner of Amanda Labarca and Moneda streets (one block from the Government Palace).
And it is the favorite of those who work in the center. So much so that it is common to see ministers drinking some of the cups of coffee beans from Ethiopia or Colombia that characterize them so much.
It also has delicious breakfast options, which work Monday to Friday between 8 AM and 12 PM. I eat the breakfast blue jar ($5,500), which comes with an egg a la copa, toast with avocado and freshly squeezed orange juice. What can you accompany a cappuccino ($1,800).
OR morning glory ($4,800), the granola with natural yogurt and fruit. He too Donut ($4,500), which you can order with butter or cream cheese.
Beware that all the pastry is made right there, like the Almond cookies ($1,500) or the Elf ($2,800).
Daniel’s Bakery is the Ñuñoa cafeteria made for those with a sweet tooth. In fact, it opened in 2016 by Daniel Glucman, the rude of such a tasty cook who interned at Amy’s Bread, one of the most famous bakeries in New York.
And the grace is that here you find breakfast all daywith options like American breakfast ($8,300), which is wonderful with two fried eggstwo longanicillas, two slices of bacon, two English muffins and half a grilled tomato.
Or his unbeatable french toast ($6,000), made on toast in challah bread, the owner’s mother’s recipe for Jewish bread, which is prepared with cinnamon streaks and brown sugar.
Another alternative is the benedict avocado ($7,800), which is the same challah toast, with egg Benedict, avocado, and a crispy bacon topping.