You find yourself in Playa del Carmen, the place of night life, clubs, and most importantly, parties. As the locals say, "you come to Playa to party." But that's just the problem; you're not here to party. You're passing through because you've heard so many good things about the turquoise waters, the bountiful reefs that are ever so close within your grasp, and the ambiance of strolling through an avenue with a Cuban cigar between your lips.
If all of this is the case, or at least part of it, then you might be the type of person who does not want to be in a over-crowded eatery with noisy spring-breakers (tip: only in March/April). You'll want a quaint, small, artsy place on the second floor of a building, letting you peer down on all the people walking by. In which case, you will enjoy Karma Bagels (another tip: you won't like it here if you don't like bagels).
At Karma Bagels, you can enjoy a bagel with alfalfa sprouts, onions, tomatoes, avocados, and even smoked salmon or roast beef. Let us not fail to mention that coffee is served here, and it is rather delicious.
Tip: The entrance is easily missed. If you're walking down 5th Avenue, you'll see the big "Karma Bagels" sign on top of the cafe Au Cocoa, the entrance is directly off of 5th on the left hand side, and not under the actual sign. All you have to do is go up a flight of stairs and viola!