La Martine 526
Mexico City, Mexico
tel: 5545-6506 / 5545-6560
Monday - Sunday 7:30 am to midnight
NileGuide Expert tip:
Sunday morning and Mother's Day (May 10) it gets very crowded and you may have to wait 30 to 40 minutes for a table. Avoid those days.
I have been going to Saks for years, ever since they opened their first restaurant on Insurgentes, in the southern part of Mexico City, but that location is far fro where I live so when they opened in Polanco, I have been going there often, sometimes just for a casual breakfast or to celebrate someone's birthday or another special occasion.
The source of the name is intriguing because you immediately think of the upscale retailer but you intuitively know that cant be the case, so I asked the owner and they are initials for the phrase Servicio Amable Karma Sano which translates as Friendly Service Good Karma, and this philosophy is most definitely noticeable in the way you are treated as a guest and the quality of their food.
Saks is a vegetarian restaurant, they make their own bread (the cornbread is delicious) and all the fruit and juices are freshly cut and squeezed. They have a large selection of eggs and omelettes that incorporate Mexican vegetables like huitlacoche and nopal,
Their portions are very generous, the coffee is freshly brewed and it never stops flowing, and the breakfast menu has several items that include coffee, juice, fruit, bread and an entree. Price wise this is the way to go.
Their Polanco location is only two or three blocks away from the major hotels and a great place to have a good and healthy breakfast before starting a day of sightseeing.