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La Buena Vida

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Calle 27 de Septiembre 1402, Colima 28017, Mexico
08:30 - 13:00
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't judge it by the size, even though it's a small kind of boutique breakfast restaurant, it gets crowded. I recommend you arrive before 10am if you want to have a tranquil breakfast, after that it gets agitated and crowded. Service it's good, menu is good. Offers a great variety for vegetarians and vegans too. Coffee is from the local... More 

Thank Daniela T
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Wonderful breakfast/brunch restaurant hidden on a back street but easy to find. Great food, wonderfully prepared and presented. Interesting menu. Agreeable waitresses. Good prices. Beautiful surroundings, inside and out. I can't say a single negative about this place. Positives abound. Don't go to Colima without having breakfast or brunch at La Buena Vida. But be aware that it's very popular.... More 

Thank LegalMexican
1 review
Reviewed 14 May 2016

some days they even have live music. very good and highly recomended. Sometimes you have to wait a little bit but believe me, it is worth it.

Thank Marcela M
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This place is a must if you would like to taste a unique and inventive Mexican breakfast, i truly enjoy every time i am here, the only problem with this place is the small space, since its very good its normally packed with moms and office people, its hard to get a table and its a bit noisy, if you... More 

Thank Marcos G
Cuyutlan, Mexico
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

My husband went there for breakfast and we weren't disappointed. Everything has a cottage homemade decoration: the food, the walls, the bathrooms. The coffee is good and the food is great. This is a small place in a what used to be a residential house. It is on a corner. Street parking only but the area has lots of street... More 

Thank Suzanne L
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Perfect brunch, drinks and service. A real treat. They have nice quiet music, art and local products for sale. It's a plus they try to use local ingredients as much as possible.

Thank Aldo C
Colima, Mexico
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

It's a cafe with good food. great breakfast! Closed on Mondays. very busy around 10am. best to come before or reserve.

Thank dot2dotted
Colima, Mexico
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

You couldn't ask for a better brunch spot or coffee shop. Had the chilaquiles and coffee, perfectly fine. A very comfortable experience.

1 Thank RogerCuringa
Guadalajara, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This place is one of a kind, the staff was kind and fun, food was incredible, and the atmosphere was lovely! We will absolutely go again next time we come to Cokima! Or they could open a place in Guadalajara... Please!?!

Thank Marliesue
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

We used to come here a lot when they were open for dinner. The food was always interesting and delicious. Friendly service, pleasing atmosphere. Now that they're only open for breakfast, we haven't been as we don't eat breakfast out. We're hoping they open in the evening again soon!

Thank JoniG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:30 - 13:00
08:30 - 13:00
08:30 - 13:00
08:30 - 13:00
08:30 - 13:00
08:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 27 de Septiembre 1402, Colima 28017, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Colima  >  Colima

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?