Overlooking the bay and boardwalk, Vallarta's snug little maritime museum café is across the way from the main plaza. The coffee bar at the back produces great coffee, and from the kitchen come fresh-squeezed orange juice, enchiladas, tortas (sandwiches), and other typical Mexican dishes. Brushed-metal tables, ceiling fans, and purse racks make this second-story snack shop a pleasant way to start off the day. The Mexican sailors who wait tables look a bit shy, almost like they'd rather be swabbing the deck than play-acting as waiters, but they certainly look sweet in their crisp white uniforms and sailor caps. Hours are 9 am to 7:40 pm Tuesday through Friday, opening an hour later on weekends.
Calle Zaragoza 4, at the malecón, Puerto Vallarta, 48300, Mexico