Below is a list of the top and leading Cafe in Albuquerque. To help you find the best Cafe located near you in Albuquerque, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Albuquerque’s Best Cafe:
The top rated Cafe in Albuquerque, NM are:
- Range Cafe Wyoming – locally-owned, family-friendly, great service, quality food
- Limonata – menu consists of simple, homemade recipes
- Flying Star Cafe – a place where good food was homemade
- Cinnamon Sugar and Spice Cafe – is 100% local, 100% woman-owned, and operated
- The Grove Cafe & Market – opened its doors in June of 2006
Range Cafe Wyoming
Range Cafe Wyoming was established in 1992 by Tom Fenton and Matt DiGregory in Bernalillo, New Mexico in a funky, 56 seat former gas station and the original building was destroyed in 1995 by a devastating fire. The sourcing ingredients is from nearby the growers and even their beer and wine offerings are mostly from the Land of enchantment to supporting the creativity of New Mexican artists that don’t just work but also live in the place.
Chocolate Roadhouse Cake, Carrot Cake, Cinnamon Roll, Sticky Pecan Roll, and More
“I’ve been to this Range Cafe location on several occasions. Each time I experienced excellent customer service and professionalism. This location continues to adhere to Covid-19 protocols and has screen protectors at checkout. The food is good affordable cuisine, and the desserts should be handled with care most people are unprepared for such richness in tase!.” – Ronselle H.
Limonata was owned and operated by Scott York who always dreams of owning his own restaurant and trained through the Albuquerque TV-I as a pastry chef. Scott has refined his skill set by working in many kitchens throughout the country. He has prepared a wide variety of recipes and created meals for a wide range of establishments, from simple comfort-food style diners to fine dining steak houses and high-end hotels.
Their menu consists of simple, homemade recipes that are time-tested favorites, from the green chile chicken stew to the spinach quiche and breakfast burritos. They prepare everything with the freshest ingredients, from local New Mexico vendors whenever possible.
Green Chile Chicken Stew, Spinach Quiche, Breakfast Burritos, and More
“I highly recommend Limonata for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. They have beautiful, shaded outdoor seating surrounded by gardens of trees and roses. They have quirky but enjoyable indoor seating as well. Their food is great and the staff is some of the most genuinely friendly I have ever encountered. You will be so happy to have visited.” – Tessa S.
Flying Star Cafe
Flying Star Cafe was established in 1987. A place to drink good coffee and watch the world go by, good food was homemade, and the desserts are fresh. They decided to buy and renovate a derelict building on old Route 66 in Nob Hill.
Along the way, they started a scratch bakery, cooked a lot of good food, learned to roast coffee beans, and got so busy that they had to build more cafes. Currently, despite a few more locations, a name change, and 350 more employees, they are still a small, local company that serves up the community from scratch every day.
Burgers, Sandwiches, Fresh Salads, Beverages, and More
“Spent a quick stopover in Albuquerque and had a craving for baked goods. Flying Star did not disappoint. We sampled a few baked goods like the Blondie which was outstanding. The sugar cookies were delightful as was the London fog tea. The place was clean and the staff very friendly and accommodating. Definitely worth a quick stop if you are in the area of even if you are driving through Albuquerque on your way to another destination.” – Mark C.
Cinnamon Sugar and Spice Cafe
Cinnamon Sugar and Spice Cafe have been serving breakfast burritos and Frito pies in the area ever since. Most of the staff has been there for over 10 years, and they are all truly amazing women. The city and county workers are wonderful people and have been great supporters of local business. What you see and what they serve at Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Cafe are the recipes developed over the last 17 years at the Plaza Eatery.
Fresh Baked Muffin, French Toast, Fresh Fruit, Smoked Bacon, and Savory Sausage
“I absolutely love this place it gets very busy but it’s worth the wait. The staff is friendly and overall it’s clean. The food is amazing and they have plants of options for vegetarians and vegans. It’s so cute you can definitely get your Instagram brunch pictures done.” –Rebecca R.
The Grove Cafe & Market
The Grove Cafe & Market was founded and owned and operated by Jason and Lauren Greene in June of 2006, in Albuquerque New Mexico’s trendy Edo neighborhood. They instantly became Albuquerque’s favorite breakfast, brunch, and lunch cafe serving up the finest local food, in a fun, casual atmosphere.
Currently, the Grove is just that place with a team of over 30 culinary-minded individuals. In addition to daily services, a full Catering menu is offered and services for both social and corporate gatherings.
Groove Pancakes, Croque Madame, Avocado Toast, Smoked Salmon, The Buritto
“Sun fun and lively ambiance this place has. All the items we ordered were top-notch. Esp the hot chocolate. My friend commented it’s the best hot chocolate she ever had.” – Ketki M.
Mark has lived in Detroit, MI his whole life. He has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and True Dakotan. As a journalist for Kev’s Best, Mark covers national and local businesses.