This blog is a story that could play out like a “Fairy Tale”. In 2004 I was heading to work at the Mayan Palace real estate department after leaving Mario’s coffee and saw this A-frame sign, that read Now Open, Kaffee Haus Restaurant. Now you just know I had to stop as if it has a German spelling on something, I am thinking pastries. So I entered and saw this beautiful display of fresh baked HUGE muffins. The young lady that greeted me was the owners wife Lily. She said that they would now have good luck as I was there first customer. Had really nothing to do with me. I order 2 muffins to go and by the time I got to work only one remained. So this became a bit of a morning ritual.
I asked her about how the restaurant started and she explained that she and her husband Uwe (from Germany) met back east while working in the restaurant business and decided for a slower life style and moved back to her home town of Puerto Peñasco. That was 2004 and they are still going strong.
They have a diverse menu which caters to locals and visitors. One of specialties is Apple Strudel with Bourbon sauce. OMG the piece is huge and so are the flavors. We have found that one piece is large enough for 2 but that doesn’t stop us from taking home a 2nd piece. They are open from 7:30-4 pm. Breakfast is served from opening until 2. Get there early. You may expect a wait in season, but it is worth every minute of it. It is one of those places that gives you not only quantity but more importantly quality and great service.
Do your self a favor and order the Jamaica juice or tea which is made from the Hibiscus flower. It is made fresh daily and beside tasting delicious it is great for your health. It is served over ice and is a little sweet and a little tangy at the same time. Their omelets are to die for as well as there Chilaquiles , also known as cure for a hangover. They probably have some of the best ones we have ever had. They are made with corn chips cut in quarters and then dipped in either red or green sauce, then simmered until the chips are just slightly softened and served with queso fresco and sometime pulled chicken or a egg on top.
Hankering for a hamburger.. . travel no farther. This is one is made fresh and is very large on a fresh home made bun. Uwe is a baker so many of his specialty sandwiches come on home made bread or it is served along side. He also has a bratwurst sandwich which is yummy and it is served with bacon Sauerkraut. He has many omelets but one of our favorites is the Meat Lovers. Try the Swiss Farmer if you want a lot of food or the Stammermax.
The Steak sandwich is always a great choice or if you are trying to eat healthy while on vacation, try the Blue Cobb salad.
There are specials every day so get on their email list and plan ahead. But do save room for a dessert as there are many to choose from. If you need a cake for a special event, with advance notice ask Uwe to make it for you. No disappointments here!
Kaffee Haus is located on Benito Juarez as it bends to the Old Port on the left. They do not accept credit cards currently.