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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
505-984-8900
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food and convenient.

We 4 got hunger pangs on Museum Hill and nearly killed our appetite for dinner. Large, tasty, and healthy selections.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Richardhencke
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Scotts Valley, California
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Scotts Valley, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We 4 got hunger pangs on Museum Hill and nearly killed our appetite for dinner. Large, tasty, and healthy selections.

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San Diego, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
334 helpful votes 334 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

While attending a new exhibit at the International Folk Art Museum on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, my wife and I decided to take lunch at the Museum Hill Cafe. I choose one of the specials, a Thai Beef Salad and my wife had a regular item, the Shrimp Greek Salad. Even though the restaurant was busy, including the outside... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The food was authentic, tasteful, and delicious. The service was very good even when we got the last seats during a busy lunch. Thimble was one of the best we've had anywhere.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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207 reviews 207 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After spending some time in the musuem, we had lunch here. There were four of us and we all found something to enjoy. I had a Reuben sandwich, which was good. My husband had the tuna melt. The service was good and they had a great selection of beers.

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Portland, OR
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

While spending the better part of a day on Museum Hill, friends and I enjoyed lunch at the Cafe. While the service was a bit desultory, the food was delicious- a nice assortment of salads, sandwiches and larger plates. Several companions enjoyed the chicken mole while I devoured a steak tostada salad. Great place for lunch on a sunny day... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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104 reviews 104 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This Cafe does always have fresh and quality ingredients in every dish. My reason for not being thrilled is that the food is very American--what I might call Betty Crocker inspired. I ordered the Lentil Stew. The menu said it was a curry spiced dish. There was the faintist flavor of curry. It had been under-seasoned in every way and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stopped in because we were hungry, and it's the only place to eat on Museum Hill. It's a real restaurant, and we had one of the best meals of our vacation there. The guacamole and chips were amazing; the chips were really thick, so they didn't break. And it's a beautiful setting - you're up on the hill looking... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I am a local and had high hopes for this cafe in such a pretty setting and next to great museums in Santa Fe. The food was fine but alas, the service was surprisingly slow and the food a bit pricey. What was really disturbing though, was the level of cleanliness. The restaurant itself has an odd odor - sour... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Our visit to the Indian Cultural Museum was an informative experience. Our decision to have lunch at the Cafe was not a good one. Upon entering the restaurant, we were overwhelmed by the noise level. The acoustics were so bad that everyone had to speak in a loud voice to be heard. Our waiter's attitude bordered on rudeness. When we... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I spent two days perusing two museums at this wonderful sight. Since there was a cafe, I decided to try it for lunch with some hesitation. I was not in the mood for cafeteria food.How wrong I was! I went back a second day and was waited on by a delightful waiter,Jason. Since it was St. Patrick's day I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 505-984-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?