Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico serving Brunch
Corrales - Food Truck
Sun 9am-2pm, Wed-Fri 10 am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm; Make reservations (hours can change without notice)
Magically nestled inside a 1955 Fageol Twin Coach bus is a French fine dining restaurant with gold cutlery, burgundy cloth napkins, handpainted wood paneling and soft European cafe music. The price and menu are fixed for the month, but the $50 per person price tag seems like nothing after six courses of delectable food made with fresh, local ingredients. There’s even a waiter, and you can see Chef John Young cooking in the back third of the bus. Reservations required.
10401 Golf Course Rd NW
Albuquerque NM 87114
Albuquerque NM 87114
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm Sat 10am-9pm Sun 10am-8pm (hours can change without notice)
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9100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque NM 87123
Albuquerque NM 87123
10am-9pm Tuesday-Sunday (hours can change without notice)
One of the few places in this city where you can get seven kinds of beef in one sitting. Or if you aren’t in a beefy mooood, try another authentic Vietnamese dish from the huge menu, like fresh spring rolls, wonton egg noodle soup or cashew tofu. Pair it up with a fresh coconut milk shake and you’ve got yourself a meal. This is a great hidden jewel of a date spot, so show your man or woman that you’ve got class—and lemongrass (try some wrapped around the beef ball appetizer).
Albuquerque - Corrales
Sun-Thurs: 6am-10pm Fri-Sat: 6am-11pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Wine • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
Winner of Best Casual Dining, Best Veggie Burger, Best Toast, Best Healthy Breakfast and Best Desserts in our restaurant polls. Sure, you go in thinking you’ll be good and get a skinny latte, scrambled egg whites and a side of turkey and green chile sausage, but five minutes later somebody’s saying “eclair” and the voice is coming from your mouth. But, boy, do they taste good.
$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
Satellite serves up not only coffee but also burritos, sandwiches, desserts and pastries. This is a good choice if you need a quick pick-me-up or you’re hungry late--it’s open until at least 9pm most nights. We recommend the black velvet which is a vanilla coffee with five shots of espresso.
Albuquerque - Downtown
Tue-Sat 8am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
If you’re in the mood for generous portions of house-roasted meats in a simple setting, 2G’s Bistro is the place to go. What are these meats, you ask? Get a taste in the form of a rueben, French dip, pulled pork slider, carne lunch burrito and more. Plus they have a $5 kids’ menu.
Pioneers in the Albuquerque bustaurant scene, the Boiler Monkey creates and serves savory and sweet crepes. Both the serving area and the fresh food are designed with delightful attention to detail. Enjoy a Burque turkey crepe or flavorful lox and be sure to save room for a sweet crepe like the Navidad with blueberry pie filling and creamy goat cheese for dessert.
Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm Sat: 9am-4pm Sun: closed (hours can change without notice)
The Brew makes a lasting mark with its comfortable seating, low-key, classy vibe, fantastic baristas and superior beverage menu. Our favorites include the butter coffee, the red chile mocha and the cortado—a drink like a concentrated latté.
Sun-Thu 11am-12am Fri-Sat 11am-1am (hours can change without notice)
With everything all shiny and new, you may be overwhelmed upon entry but let the friendly, understanding staff guide you to your table and your soon to be slice of heaven. While the menu is a bit on the small side, all dishes are executed to perfection. While you wait, watch the game or play a game—board games, that is! With all the hubbub around Downtown at night, this is definitely a chill place to escape for a drink or two.
Mon-Fri 7am-2:30pm Sat 8am-1pm Closed Sun (hours can change without notice)
Café Lush is like a daydream of the way things might be in some future hybrid of Europe and Albuquerque. It’s an urban café on a quiet street corner with a small menu of simple, yet well-crafted dishes and a pledge to use local, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever possible. But unlike in Europe, the red and green chile won’t disappoint.
119 San Pasquale Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87104
Albuquerque NM 87104
Mon-Fri: 10am-3pm Sat: 10:30am-2:30pm Sun: Closed (hours can change without notice)
This spot has some 20 sandwich choices including a fruit and cheese, a gyro and a French dip awaiting the hungry diner. The Sicilian sandwich, a pepperoni, capicolla and mozzarella concoction on French bread, is excellent. Try a slice of house-baked lemon cake, moist and springy, with just enough lemon to offset the rich cream cheese frosting.
Monday-Friday 8:00-2pm; Saturday-Sunday closed (hours can change without notice)
$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
Looking for something light and fresh? Try Conchita’s Cafe where there is a weekly five dollar salad special and a six dollar daily special like the meatball sub. Other dishes include strawberry salad, quinoa wrap and taco plate. Sandwiches are also available.
Mon Closed Tues-Fri 7:30am-2pm Sat-Sun 8am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
In this cozy cafe, a small crew serves top-notch, freshly made and locally sourced foods to Albuquerque's hungry brunch crowd. It may seem like there’s a delay on tour order—but believe us—it’s worth wating for.
Sun: 8am-3pm Mon: Closed Tues-Sat: 7am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Catering • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
This ray of sunshine in EDo serves gourmet breakfast and lunch, sells house-made English muffins, and has a mini-shop filled with goodies like honey, jams, mustards and vinegars, not to mention non-edibles like cookbooks, serving vessels and cards. A tiny wine list is just as chic—five reds and five whites are marked on a chalkboard, and all are constantly changing. This list is extremely well thought-out and offers a sampling of some of the most esoteric varietals and brands available in Albuquerque. There’s also a large, shaded patio, incredible house-made cupcakes and too-cute French macarons.
Mon -Fri: 6:30am-6:30pm Sat: 8am-3pm Sun: 9am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Coffee/Tea/Espresso, Deli/Sandwiches, Dessert, Diner, Organic/Locally Grown, Take Out/To-Go
$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Delivery • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Lounge
The menu changes weekly, but Hartford Square always features high-quality, locally-sourced food with both eat-in and take-out options. Salads are well stocked with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and there are always a few hot options like Canadian salmon or ratatouille pot pie. The tea selection here is simply divine. Try the Sandia spice tea, a steaming cup of the herbal blood orange tea or go big with a vanilla tea latte. If you’re early enough, you’ll get first crack at the crossword in the house copy of the New York Times.
228 Gold Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Albuquerque NM 87102
Mon-Sat: 11am-2pm and 5pm-9pm Sun: Closed (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
This petite space serves the pinnacle entrées of French cuisine. Nestled in a cozy nook Downtown, Le Troquet has both a fine atmosphere and fine dishes so pull up a chair and enjoy. They’re open for lunch and dinner, offering vegetarian dishes seafood and dessert. Don’t expect to leave without a freshly baked baguette.
Mon-Sat: 7am-10pm Sun: 7am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
As the name reveals, the focus of the restaurant is on tapas—dainty plates of beautifully presented and succulent morsels. And, as you may have guessed, there’s vino aplenty. Best of all is the location inside the historic and beautifully renovated Hotel Andaluz. We suggest a glass of sherry with a plate of assorted Spanish cheeses.
Cuisine: Latin American
This jovial atmosphere full of color preps the mind for some fiery and fresh foods. The duck cubano is tasty and filling with zesty pickled onions, hefty pieces of bacon and a creamy tomatillo salsa served on the side and the duck enchiladas are notably unique for their rich duck meat, chopped green chile and remarkably sweet red chile. Be sure to grab some short rib tacos, as are another fan favorite.
$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Cider • Bar snacks • Take Out / To-Go • Live Music • DJ • Dancing • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
The cavernous, ground-floor counterpart to Anodyne, Sister is a space tailor-made for happenings. This is a perfect spot for enjoying a quiet dip into the vast draft beer selection with your comrades after work or boogying to the multitude of live bands that occupy its stage nearly every night. Foodies must try the kimchi fries and the divine brisket tacos.
Mon: 7:30am-3pm Tue-Thurs: 7:30am-3pm, 5-9pm Fri: 7:30am-3pm, 5-10pm Sat: 9am-2pm, 5-10pm Sun: 9am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Lounge
Slate is on a quiet, blink-and-you-miss-it avenue between Fifth and Sixth Street, nestled right in the heart of the legal district. Like the space itself, the menu is polished and unintimidating. Don’t miss the ahi tuna sandwich (with gluten-free bread available!). It's all very affordable for its level of quality. There’s also a fabulous wine loft with the wines listed by style—“just a little sweet,” “ABC: Anything But Chardonnay” or “sexy, elegant, austere”—not varietal or region. Demystifying the label like this makes it easy for patrons to pair wine and food.