Top Choice Cafe in Ruidoso

Cornerstone Bakery

Totally irresistible, hugely popular local bakery and cafe, where everything, from the breads, pastries and espresso to the omelets and croissant sandwiches, is just the way it should be. Stick around long enough an…
Cafe in Santa Fe

Tesuque Village Market

Hole-in-the-wall turned country-hip, this is a weekend hotspot for folks heading to or from Tesuque Flea Market. If you’re hungry and in a hurry, grab a handheld burrito – the breakfast burritos will start your day …
Cafe in Santa Fe


Begun by Apis mellifera aficionado Greg Menke, the Beestro features a rotating menu of cafe fare (quinoa tabbouleh, salads, panini) with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Veggie, paleo and gluten-free opti…
Cafe in Las Vegas

World Treasures Traveler's Cafe

With no sign of its presence outside, this plaza coffee-and-sandwich shop is not easy to spot. Once inside, though, it’s enormous, housed in a weaving gallery and filled with in-the-know locals enjoying espressos, b…
Cafe in Las Vegas

La Risa

En route along Hwy 3, you’ll pass the Spanish colonial villages of Villanueva and San Miguel. While here, don’t miss La Risa, a gourmet anomaly in the middle of nowhere, now serving delicious pizzas, with toppings s…
Cafe in Taos


This yummy New Mexican–French-Cajun hybrid makes most everything from scratch, using organic seasonal produce. Breakfast, served until closing, is the focus, with crêpes, andouille sausage green chile, brie omelette…
Cafe in Gila National Forest

Purple Onion

One of the few inhabitants of the virtual ghost town of Mogollon, the Purple Onion claims to serve the best burger in New Mexico. We’re not sure if it’s the best, but given the location it’s pretty darn good, as are…
Cafe in Truth or Consequences

Passion Pie Cafe

Watch T or C get its morning groove on through the windows of this espresso cafe, and set yourself up with a breakfast waffle; the Elvis (with peanut butter) or the Fat Elvis (with bacon too) should do the job. Late…
Cafe in Madrid

Mama Lisa's Ghost Town Kitchen

Also known as the No Pity Cafe, this quirky little place offers indoor and outdoor seating, and serves everything from breakfast burritos to gourmet hamburgers and mixed vegetarian plates – not to mention the irresi…
Cafe in Peñasco

Sugar Nymphs Bistro

Alongside the Peñasco Theatre and part of the same operation, this homespun little bistro serves gourmet comfort food using local produce, including a great goat cheese salad and desserts that often sell out.