The Critic and his lovely Better Half enjoyed a very civilized breakfast at Rosa y Xocolate, on Paseo de Montejo (it's pink and you can not miss it).
In a beautifully restored building, right on Merida's finest avenue, unfortunately littered with the debris and haphazard beer huts and chain link fences that characterize the Carnaval, is a pretty little restaurant with pink and brown everywhere. Water and plants in an inner courtyard that opens up to the sky makes for a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle outside.
The Critic had huevos a la mexicana which were just fine and the Better Half had a toasted bagel with smoked salmon along with great coffee, excellent pastries and homemade bread and berry jam.
Service was very good, almost excellent except for quibbling details like not taking away a dirty ashtray, leaving the menus on the table once orders were taken, that sort of thing. Nothing serious and the waiter more than made up for it by being so polite and attentive.
The place is beautiful and there will be a return visit to sample the very interesting-looking lunch and/or dinner menus!