TEA TIME IN MEXICO CITY: PASTELERIA IDEAL
Where else can you shop for pastries or colorful jello molds in a happy daze amidst golden chandeliers, men who describe their petite breads as having "sabor es criminal" (flavor that's criminal), ladies with flowers at their hips and a quiet serenade of classical music? Ideal Bakery in Mexico City attracts you with it's sugar perfume smell and holds you in its clutches with its perfect sweets. We especially loved the little maple bar donuts, so fresh they melted into crumbles upon first bite.
Ideal was established in 1927 and has three locations, the one we visited was within walking distance of the Zocalo, the main square in town. I highly recommend a visit and a taste! Definitely no tea here, but the perfect accompaniment for a cup of chocolate caliente . . . When in Rome (or the DF).
If you go:
Av. 16 de Septiembre 18