Northeast Heights: 4401 Wyoming NE • 293-2633 UNM Area: 2200 Menaul NE • 888-1660 Bernalillo: 925 Camino del Pueblo • 867-1700 rangecafe.com
The Range serves this New Mexico staple just the way Alibi readers like it—with a blue corn tortilla, white cheddar cheese and enough chile to get you high till New Year’s.
2) Frontier 3) Duran Central Pharmacy
Best Breakfast Burrito
Frontier / Golden Pride BBQ, Chicken & Ribs
Frontier 2400 Central SE • 266-0550 frontierrestaurant.com Golden Pride Northeast Heights: 3720 Juan Tabo NE • 294-5767 East Central: 10101 Central NE • 293-3531 UNM Area: 1830 Lomas NE • 242-2181 Westside: 5231 Central NW • 836-1544 goldenprideabq.com
There’s something about Frontier and Golden Pride’s simple, five-ingredient burrito that inspires serious food lust. Is it the roasted chunks of green chile that wake you up in the middle of the night? The salty, slightly crispy hash browns? Whatever its secret, the Frontier’s got you hooked.
2) Blake's Lotaburger 3) Tie: Dos Hermanos, Flying Star Café, Twisters
Downtown: 2039 Fourth Street NW • 242-1226 Fairgrounds: 933 San Mateo NE • 265-9237 Far Northeast Heights: 6650 Holly NE • 821-9816 I-25 Corridor: 4500 Osuna NE • 344-1472 Northeast Heights: 3913 Louisiana NE • 881-0019 Northeast Heights: 1105 Juan Tabo NE • 293- 3154 Westside: 6311 Riverside Plaza NW • 352-6209 Rio Rancho: 1620 Rio Rancho Boulevard SE • 896-1411 wecksinc.com
Alibi readers give Weck’s a collective thumbs up for giant, made-from-scratch stacks infused with the old-fashioned goodness of buttermilk. It’s like a big plate full of “Good mornin’!”
2) Frontier 3) Flying Star Café
Best French Toast
Flying Star Café
Nob Hill: 3416 Central SE • 255-6633 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 Far Northeast Heights: 8000 Paseo Del Norte NE • 923-4211 Corrales: 10700 Corrales Road • 938-4717 Bernalillo: 200 South Camino del Pueblo • 404-2100 flyingstarcafe.com
Loaded down with caramelized brown-sugar syrup, fresh fruit and real whipped cream, these things are like giant slabs of crack. Albuquerque, you are addicted.
Crispy bacon glazed in red chile: It’s a siren song that’s lured some of the most devout vegetarians we know into a momentary meat relapse. Resistance is futile. That’s why Gold Street has this category on lock down every year.
2) Weck's 3) Tie: The Range Café, Slate Street Café
Poached eggs with asparagus, housemade granola and organic yogurt, or a steamy bowl of oatmeal. When you want to eat right and do it with flourish, there’s no better breakfast than The Grove’s.
2) Flying Star Café 3) Tie: Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café, The Range Café
Northeast Heights: 1605 Juan Tabo NE • 292-9908 Northeast Heights: 4501 Montgomery NE • 881-2707 UNM Area: 1723 Lomas NE • 247-9022 Westside: 3301 Coors NW • 352-6008
Local doughnuts! Hot and spongy or crumbly and moist, you can't beat these guys. And they're always inexpensive. Try the purple frosting one with sprinkles. Or the highlighter-orange glazed. No kidding.
2) Krispy Kreme 3) Duke City Donuts
Best Cup of Coffee
Nob Hill: 3513 Central NE • 256-0345 UNM Area: 2300 Central SE • 254-3800 UNM Area: 1131 University NE • 247-0662 Westside: 1642 Alameda NW • 899-1001 Northeast Heights: 8405 Montgomery NE • 296-7654 Uptown: 2201 Louisiana NE • 884-0098
When you’re cramming for an O-chem exam, inferior bean juice doesn’t cut it. The smart folks at Satellite know this. In addition to convenient spots all over town, they’ve installed premium java dispensaries at several strategic locations on and around UNM campus. Brain cells, ignite!
2) Tie: Café Giuseppe, Winning Coffee Co. 3) Tie: The Grove Café and Market, Java Joe’s
Tie: The Grove Café and Market, Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
You can’t choose between the sunlight-soaked stainless steel at The Grove and the cozy, amber woods at Zinc. What makes these two eateries so special is not only their phenomenal food, but the way they make you feel when you step inside.