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 Reuben, 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 has made a lasting mark on the local scene with its comfortable seating, low-key and classy vibe, fantastic baristas and superior beverage menu. Our favorites include the butter coffee, the red chile mocha and the cortado—a drink that tastes 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 feel overwhelmed on entry but allow the friendly staff guide you to your table and own little slice of heaven. While the menu is on the concise side, all the dishes here are executed to perfection. While you wait, watch the game or play a game—a board game, that is! With all the hubbub happening at night Downtown, this is a perfectly 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 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, well-crafted dishes and a pledge to use local, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever possible. But unlike cuisine from across the pond, the red and green chile here do not 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)
Cheese & Coffee 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, capicola and mozzarella concoction on French bread—is most excellent. Try a slice of the moist and springy house-baked lemon cake with just enough tartness to complement 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
If you’re looking for something light and fresh, try Conchita’s weekly five-dollar salad special or a six-dollar daily special such as the meatball sub. Other fantastic fresh dishes include a strawberry salad, a quinoa wrap and a taco plate. Sandwiches are a great choice here, too.
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 even has a mini-shop filled with goodies like honey, jams, mustards and vinegars, not to mention cookbooks, serving vessels and greeting cards. The tiny wine list is just as chic—five reds and five whites marked on a chalkboard and constantly changing. This list is well thought-out and offers some of the most esoteric varietals and brands available in town. There’s also a large, shady patio, incredible house-made cupcakes and adorable 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
Hartford Square’s menu changes weekly but always features quality, locally sourced ingredients in dine-in and take-out options. The salads are stocked with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and there are always a few hot options such as the Canadian salmon or ratatouille pot pie. The tea selection is simply divine. Try the Sandia spice tea over ice, a steaming cup of an herbal-blood orange blend or go for broke with a vanilla tea latte. Get here early enough, and you’ll get first crack at the crossword in the house copy of the New York Times.
You already know and love Humble Coffee. While their Lomas location is a home to coffee nerds, first dates and laptop nomads alike, their new Downtown spot provides all that plus a lot more space to stretch out. Get yourself a breakfast burrito and a single-origin cuppa, then find a spot on the ziggurat bleachers out back. (Go and you’ll see 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)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
This petite Downtown restaurant serves tres magnifique French cuisine. Le Troquet has a cozy atmosphere and sumptuous dishes so pull up a chair. Open for lunch and dinner, Le Troquet offers vegetarian dishes, seafood and even dessert. Don’t leave without a fresh-baked baguette.
Mon-Sat: 7am-10pm Sun: 7am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
As its name reveals, the focus of this restaurant is tapas—dainty plates of beautifully presented succulent morsels. And, as you may have guessed, there’s vino aplenty. Best of all, though, is the space, inside historic, renovated Hotel Andaluz. We recommend trying a glass of sherry with a plate of assorted Spanish cheeses.
Mon-Sun - Kitchen 7:30am-3pm, juice/coffee bar 7:30am-5pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Wireless Internet
At this breakfast-all-day joint, Vinaigrette mastermind Erin Wade serves wholesome takes on classic diner food. Think pancakes made with teff flour and full of kale, cabbage and flax seeds, smothered with spicy-sweet mayo and Japanese okonomi sauce. Or a fried egg sandwich on house-made sourdough bread and spread with yogurt. The drink menu is extensive, and includes coffee and tea drinks, beer and wine, smoothies, juices, health shots and warming elixirs. The stylish space is as lovely as the food, and there’s a small shop stocked with books and lifestyle goods that fit the Modern General ethos.
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 that’s tailor-made for happenings. This is a perfect spot to enjoy a dip into the vast draft beer selection with comrades after work or boogie to a 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)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Lounge
Slate is on a quiet, blink-and-you-miss-it avenue between Fifth and Sixth Street, nestled right in the heart of the legal district. Like the space itself, the menu is polished and unintimidating. Don’t miss the ahi tuna sandwich (with gluten-free bread available!). It's all very affordable for its level of quality. There’s also a fabulous wine loft with the wines listed by style—“just a little sweet,” “ABC: Anything But Chardonnay” or “sexy, elegant, austere”—not varietal or region. Demystifying the label like this makes it easy for patrons to pair wine and food.
200 Lomas Blvd NW Ste 110 (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Albuquerque NM 87102
Cuisine: American, Deli/Sandwiches, Mexican, New Mexican, Organic/Locally Grown, Specialty Food Store, Take Out/To-Go, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Sun-Thurs: 8am-9pm Fri-Sat: 8am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • 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.