Cafecito has cornered the market in crossover gringo-Mexican fusion food with large surfer appetites in mind. Herein are some of the best breakfasts on the coast: endless egg concoctions, huge fruit dishes, pasta and bowls of rich Oaxacan chocolate. Icing on the cake is the on-site Carmen’s bakery with a walk-up window offering coffee and baked goods. You’ll never forget that carrot cake.

There’s another equally busy branch in Rinconada.