I like to start my morning with breakfast at NoSo at the W Santiago in Las Condes. Chef Cristian Schwuger and his team put on a great brunch on Sundays — I love their eggs Benedict.
W Santiago, Isidora Goyenechea 3000; +56 2 2770 0000; www.starwoodhotels.com
For a great caffeine stop, it’s just a short walk from W Santiago to FIX Café. They have the best quality beans, which they use in a great variety of coffees.
Apoquindo 3411, local 4; +56 2 2244 8151
I love going to Pastamore, a small Italian spot with freshly made pasta. I usually go for the dish of the day (which is often pasta) or the guanccialle, which is thinly sliced raw bacon.
Las Tranqueras 1352; +56 2 886 2236; www.pastamore.cl
We’re in a transitional season in Chile, so there are two snacks you could go for. When the weather is cold, go for sopaipillas (buns) with chancaca (sweet sauce); in hot weather, opt for a glass of mote con huesillo, which is a refreshing drink made of wheat and peaches. You can get both of these at Liguria, a great little bar and restaurant.
Avenida Pedro de Valdivia; +56 2 235 1943; www.liguria.cl
99 is a small restaurant owned by young chefs, who serve up tasting menus at dinner. The dishes showcase a lot of techniques and make good use of local ingredients. The menus change daily according to what is available at the market.
Andrés de Fuenzalida 99, Providencia; +56 2 2335 3327; www.99restaurante.com
For drinks, I recommend visiting Sarita Colonia. It’s a fairly new bar and restaurant located in the bohemian area of Santiago. It has quickly become one of the coolest spots in the city for a drink, and boasts a very diverse atmosphere.
Loreto 40-46; +56 2 2881 3937