A.M.: Breakfast
 Alibi V.19 No.40 • Oct 7-13, 2010 

Best of Burque Restaurants 2010



Best Pancakes

Flying Star Café

Best Bacon: Gold Street Caffè
Best Bacon: Gold Street Caffè
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Nob Hill: 3416 Central NE • 255-4501
Downtown: 723 Silver SW • 244-8099
North Valley: 4026 Rio Grande NW • 344-6714
Uptown: 8001 Menaul NE • 293-6911
Northeast Heights: 4501 Juan Tabo NE • 275-8311
Corrales: 10700 Corrales Road • 938-4717
Bernalillo: 200 South Camino del Pueblo • 404-2100
Flying Star’s pancakes come blueberry-buttermilk-style. And huge; they also come huge. And scrumptious. And fluffy. Flying Star does desserts and pastries so well, is it really any surprise that they make the best pancakes in town, too? (CC)
2) Weck's
3) The Range Café

Best Omelet


Downtown: 2039 Fourth Street NW • 242-1226
Fairgrounds: 933 San Mateo NE • 265-9237
Far Northeast Heights: 6650 Holly NE, Suite C4 • 821-9816
I-25 Corridor: 4500 Osuna NE, Suite 100 • 344-1472
Northeast Heights: 3913 Louisiana NE • 881-0019
Northeast Heights : 1105 Juan Tabo NE • 293- 3154
Westside: 6311 Riverside Plaza • 352-6209
Rio Rancho: 1690 Rio Rancho Drive • 896-1411
Los Lunas: 3463 Hwy 47 • 865-5770
Weck's massive "belly-busting" four-egg omelet can be done your way with meat or veggies—just don't forget to add red or green to the end result. (AF)
2) The Range Café
3) Le Peep

Best Breakfast Burrito

Frontier / Golden Pride BBQ, Chicken & Ribs

2400 Central SE • 266-0550

Golden Pride
Northeast Heights: 3720 Juan Tabo NE • 294-5767
Southeast: 10101 Central NE • 293-3531
UNM Area: 1830 Lomas NE • 242-2181
Westside: 5231 Central NW • 836-1544
Tender carne adovada, tongue-tingling green chile, eggs, bacon, cheese, beans and more—your choice, wrapped up in the best fresh-made tortillas in town. Make mine a No. 10. (MY)
2) Tie: Dos Hermanos, Blake's Lotaburger
3) Tie: Twisters, Weck's

Best Brunch

The Grove Café and Market

600 Central SE • 248-9800
Combine a light-infused, modern dining space with a market, a large patio, a menu of breakfast and lunch savories, and some of the best sweet treats in the city, and you’ve got The Grove. Brunch is the best meal of the day. Why not have it at the best brunch spot? (CC)
2) Tie: Gold Street Caffè, Le Peep, Slate Street Café
3) The Range Café

Best Bacon

Gold Street Caffè

218 Gold SW • 765-1633
The thing is, even the worst bacon is still salty, yummy, crispy and bacon-flavored. But the honey-and-red-chile-glazed nirvana they serve at Gold Street? Now that's what our readers call top-of-the-bacon-heap bacon. (DO'L)
2) The Range Café
3) Frontier

Best Healthy Breakfast

The Grove Café and Market

See A.M., Best Brunch for contact information.
With seasonal ingredients, attention to detail and the fluffiest eggs around, The Grove draws a daily crowd of selective eaters. The cappuccinos are a feast for the eyes, and the homemade English muffins airy and moist. (MD)
2) Flying Star Café
3) Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café

Best Cup of Coffee or Espresso

Flying Star/ Satellite Coffee

See A.M., Best Pancakes for contact information.
What do Flying Star and Satellite have in common? Well, obviously, the same owners. But beyond that, they also both have stellar coffee—whether you like extra dark Italian or breakfast blend light; straight black or frozen, whipped mocha concoctions. Mmm, concoctions. (CC)
2) Michael Thomas Coffee
3) Café Giuseppe
Results reported by John Bear (JB), Christie Chisholm (CC), Marisa Demarco (MD), Adam Fox (AF), Ari LeVaux (ALV), Laura Marrich (LM), Devin O’Leary (DO’L), Mina Yamashita (MY)