Café de la flor has always been a favorite of mine in Tijuana. Whether we make a quick stop for a coffee and something sweet, or sit down for a meal, it is always a pleasant experience. They always have a nice choice of music playing in the background, and the staff is more than friendly. I am not going to lie, we eat a lot on our ventures in Tijuana. It literally feels like some days we make 10 different stops, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. As soon as I saw the green juice on the menu, it sounded like the best starting point for me. Beginning a meal with the incredibly fresh juice and bowl of fruit, starts everything off on a refreshing and bright note.
For our main dishes, we ordered the Huevos Norteños and Molletes con chorizo. Talk about some serious comfort food! The huevos norteños consisted of beef machaca, scrambled eggs, and diced peppers and onions. You have your choice of fresh corn or flour tortillas to help you construct the perfect bite, of course with an added smear of the refried beans. As hearty as it sounds, the machaca was light, and each bite full of flavor.
Molletes are a go to meal of mine, especially when we have fresh rolls in the house. I have yet to make them with chorizo, but these may have just inspired me to do so. They top a Ciabatta roll with beans, chorizo, diced tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños, and finish it off with a handful of Queso Fresco. The saltiness of the Queso Fresco and Chorizo is cut by the creaminess of the beans, and bright flavors of the vegetables. All of the components come together and create their own “mollete” symphony. This plate can very well be shared, but who knows if you will want to after the first bite.
Café de La Flor