I'm a freelance writer and yogi living in Tepoztlan, Mexico where I'm running www.casadelcorazon.mx with my girlfriend. You can keep up with my other writing on www.bollocks2thewellingtons.com/
Published October 28th 2012
Tea, croissants, muesli, French Toast - this is breakfast
Around Moon Muang Soi 6 and 7 there is no shortage of places to have breakfast. Whether they are offering Very Big Portions Thank You or having a variety of vegan buns on offer there really is something for everyone, but I think I've found the best place in this unassuming little shop.
They bake their own bread and croissants for starters which is always a win for me, especially when they are good ones (and they are good here). Sitting down for breakfast with the smell of freshly baked goods and trays of almost steaming chocolate brownies in front of you really adds to the experience.
It's a family place and friendly with extremely quick service and a selection of herbal teas complete with detailed descriptions of their health benefits.
Their muesli with fruit and yoghurt is also great, coming with a wide selection of fruit, including lychee, grape and dragon fruit and the muesli comes with black and white sesame seeds and dried banana plus as much honey as you care to drizzle.
If you order the cinnamon french toast or other selected items, they will bring out the maple syrup, which is quite a treat in this part of the world.
Unfortunately, Da Bakery has met the fate of other businesses catering to tourists. As they raise their prices,they lower the quality of the food served. All the baked goods continue to be of a high standard if consumed without having them adulterated in the kitchen. The croissants from the case are light, crisp and airy. The ones served with the breakfast are greasy, compressed and doughy. If you ask for one that is just plain, the old lady in the kitchen sends out one that is frozen. The present attitude is very familiar with many businesses that are only after tourist money. They act as they they are doing you a favor by serving you. The owner’s son in front of the store is aware of this and appears to be somewhat embarrassed by the way the kitchen ruins what started out as a very good product. Just to let you know. It is not his fault for the total lack of respect the kitchen has for the food served they prepare and serve. Best advice...buy from the display case and take away a delicious baked product.