We arrived in Silvia fairly early and with no other gringos in sight felt a bit out-of-place in a town overrun with Guambianos. So, to escape scrutiny and also have breakfast, we ducked into Surtihogar. This very local and basic restaurant on the main square served up all meals including the desayuno compleato or set breakfast.
Favorite Dish: We both took the desayuno compleato rather than sort out a menu and out came the Colombian standard of huevos pericos or eggs scrambled with fried onions and tomatoes. It came with rice and a nice circular piece of fried dough. We had never seen this accompaniment to eggs but it was tasty and filling, especially the fried dough. We washed it down with the also included hot chocolate. The bill for both of us came to 7000 COP ($3.50), certainly showing that small towns everywhere are generally cheaper than big cities like Popayán.
Restaurant and Hostel, based in a typical style house with the rooms around a central courtyard. We had lunch there - the freshest trout served with patacones and rice.
Favorite Dish: Hot chocolate comes served with local cheese, which you crumble into your drink. Interesting...