Colleen’s Breakfast: Puerto Vallarta

I just posted about my amazing breakfast experience in San Francisco so it’s only fair I should post about my favorite one in Puerto Vallarta:  Colleen’s Breakfast Cafe.  Colleen is a gal from Edmonton who has moved to Mexico to escape the cold and set up a little breakfast cafe in a restaurant that at night is called The Swedes(a lovely 2 level affair, have drinks upstairs and dinner down, the focus is of course Swedish food, don’t ask questions just go, it was one of the best meals of my trip).  Colleen won my heart the first time I met her when she went on a toot about how she hated raisins in her cinnamon rolls.  Neil has been telling me for the 24 years we have been together the same thing, so the first place I took Neil when he arrived was Colleen’s where she makes amazing cinnamon roll french toast from her own house with no raisins.

Above is the room during the day.  It’s one flight up in this cute little building on a hill.
We always sat by the window, leisurely sipping coffee and watching the street come alive as you finish off your last mouthful of banana bread french toast.  Also house made.  My favorite thing at Colleen’s were the Chilaquiles.

Below are some not so great pictures taken in the same space at night when it is transformed into The Swedes, where a predominately gay male clientele packs the place.

Swedish Meatballsin Mexico? Try them, you’ll like them!

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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