Gran Café del Portal

International in Veracruz City

This smart and impressively decorated place just off the zócalo is actually quite relaxed despite its surface formality. Indeed, service can be positively laid-back, though the deft aim of the coffee/milk-pouring waiters is as precise as any you'll find in Veracruz. Full meals are available, as well as the mainstays of milky coffee and pastries.