Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico serving Brunch
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
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm 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.
200 Lomas Blvd NW Ste. 110 (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Albuquerque NM 87102
Cuisine: American, Deli/Sandwiches, Mexican, New Mexican, Organic/Locally Grown, Specialty Food Store, Take Out/To-Go, Vegan, Vegetarian
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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-midnight 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.
Mon-Fri 8am-2pm (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.
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.
You know and love Humble Coffee already. Their Lomas location is a great home for coffee nerds, first dates and laptop nomads alike, and this new Downtown spot provides all that plus a lot more space to boot. Get yourself a breakfast burrito and a single-origin cuppa, then find a spot for yourself on the ziggurat bleachers in the back. (Just go there and you’ll know what we mean.)
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)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
This petite space serves the pinnacle entrées of French cuisine. Nestled in a cozy nook Downtown, Le Troquet has both a fine atmosphere and fine dishes so pull up a chair and enjoy. They’re open for lunch and dinner, offering vegetarian dishes seafood and dessert. Don’t expect to leave without a freshly baked baguette.
Mon-Sat: 7am-10pm Sun: 7am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
As the name reveals, the focus of the restaurant is on tapas—dainty plates of beautifully presented and succulent morsels. And, as you may have guessed, there’s vino aplenty. Best of all is the location inside the historic and beautifully renovated Hotel Andaluz. We suggest a glass of sherry with a plate of assorted Spanish cheeses.
Mon-Sun - Kitchen 7:30am-3pm, juice/coffee bar 7:30am-5pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Wireless Internet
This breakfast-all-day joint from Erin Wade, the mastermind behind Vinaigrette, serves up wholesome takes on classic diner food. Think pancakes made with teff flour and full of kale, cabbage and flax seeds, smothered with a spicy-sweet mayo and Japanese okonomi sauce. Or a fried egg sandwich on housemade sourdough bread, spread with housemade yogurt. The drink menu is extensive, and includes coffee and tea drinks, beer and wine, housemade smoothies, juices, health shots and warming elixirs. Just as good as the food is the stylish space, which also features a small shop for books and lifestyle goods that fit the Modern General ethos. A lovely place to spend some time and money.
Alibi recommends: Sunshine bowl, London defogger, sourdough bread
Vibe: Warm and homey, in a kind of minimalist way.
$ • 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)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Lounge
Slate is on a quiet, blink-and-you-miss-it avenue between Fifth and Sixth Street, nestled right in the heart of the legal district. Like the space itself, the menu is polished and unintimidating. Don’t miss the ahi tuna sandwich (with gluten-free bread available!). It's all very affordable for its level of quality. There’s also a fabulous wine loft with the wines listed by style—“just a little sweet,” “ABC: Anything But Chardonnay” or “sexy, elegant, austere”—not varietal or region. Demystifying the label like this makes it easy for patrons to pair wine and food.
Sun-Thurs: 8am-9pm Fri-Sat: 8am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio
Matt DiGregory, owner of Range Café, updated this 1938 Texaco Station to include a modern kitchen, large, sleek, jazz-inspired dining areas and a small front patio. Think San Francisco meets downtown Albuquerque. The menu is composed of upscale comfort food, much of it using local ingredients, and it’s priced accordingly (without being too inhibitive). Don’t forget your rock-candy stick to stir your coffee (or just eat off the stick like you did when The Beach was still around).
Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm Sun: 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meat, meat, meat. All-you-can-eat meat. And then there's the salad bar. This joint’s got more dead meat than you can shake a chunk of meat on a stick at. From the kill to the grill, Tucanos makes all your dreams come true. That is, if you dream about meaty hunks of marinated flesh sliced right at your table. This lively, busy and fun Brazilian-themed restaurant next to the Century 14 movie theater is open late.