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Holy Spirit Espresso

225 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
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Ranked #7 of 464 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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94% Recommend
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English first
Roseland, New Jersey
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284 reviews 284 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This place is a hoot. Walkup Espresso Bar. Like a throwback to the Hippie Sixties. Great espresso, machiato, and latte. No frills espresso!

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Sun Lakes, Arizona, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

That's what Bill (owner) says, but maybe that's because he has post cards from customers from all over the world. He is a delight and his tiny shop is welcoming. I had a delicious mocha while my sister enjoyed her triple espresso macchiato. Try it - you'll like it.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was taken in by the glowing reviews. This place is indeed charming, a real local treasure. But if you are like me, and you enjoy STELLAR coffee, this is not the place for you. The service is offered with a smile, but the latte and the cafe-au-lait is watery, acidic, and not particularly fresh. Sorry folks, but I am... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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265 reviews 265 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We usually stop here while attending the Metropolitan Opera Simulcasts down the street at the Lensic. The coffee is hot, tasty and the conversation with the guy behind the tiny counter is always entertaining!

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Farmington, New Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

While getting ready for the day, my boyfriend offered to run out and get some coffee. I found this place and it was nearby, so he ran in and brought me back a medium-medium latte. I didn't expect it to be so fantastic! It was a pleasant eye-opener. This is the spot for coffee!

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Ann Arbor, MI
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143 reviews 143 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This may be one of the smallest coffee shops in the US. And it is so quirky that its great. If you like coffee, you must stop here once. The owner is so cool to talk to. My wife also loved the coffee, she said it's the best in the city. (I only drink tea or hot chocolate) but enjoyed... More

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Tampa, FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

You'll miss it if you aren't looking closely enough, but it's worth the effort. Definitely an all-time cup of coffee. Your Santa Fe advice, especially if you're staying in the area: get up around 7, grab some pastries at Clafoutis, grab some coffee at Holy Spirit, then walk to the plaza and find a bench. Sit down and enjoy. Just... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Bill is the most likeable coffee purveyor in Santa Fe, or any other place for that matter. His Seattle coffee beans produce the best cup of decafe I have ever had. I cry on Mondays when he rests and I have to subject myself to Starbucks s..t!

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new mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

What can I say, great coffee and a charming owner tucked away in probably the smallest restaurant location in the city. Not too hard to find (down from the Plaza on San Francisco St.) but well worth looking for if you needs your caffeine fix...

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

It was like getting a surprise present to find this place open on Christmas morning. A great latte and sweet owner. Thank you.

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