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Chris' Cafe

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American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Spanish
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3568 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM
505-424-3566
Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Our cafe is located across the street from the Hampton Inn. Look for "The...
Our cafe is located across the street from the Hampton Inn. Look for "The Lofts" sign, or, just look for a wall of yellow Penske trucks. We're behind that wall!
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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best breakfast around!

We are from a city that only serves crap like ihop, dennys, or whataburger for breakfast. Chris' Cafe was amazing from the food to the service, and their potatoes are out of this world! It would be a waste of your time and money to go anywhere else for breakfast while in Santa Fe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Seth K
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We are from a city that only serves crap like ihop, dennys, or whataburger for breakfast. Chris' Cafe was amazing from the food to the service, and their potatoes are out of this world! It would be a waste of your time and money to go anywhere else for breakfast while in Santa Fe.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Tasty New Mexican food served in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere. It's nice that visitors to Santa Fe staying on Cerrillos Road have an option for local recipes and excellent red and green chile. Five stars all the way - and quite a bargain, too.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Based on fellow Trip Advisors, I was looking forward to breakfast. And, when that didn't work out what is the next logical thing- go for lunch. Great food, eating among the locals, and their attention to service was outstanding. I won't kid you this is not the place for a romantic meal but you will not be disappointed by the... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Breakfast at Chris's Cafe was the perfect start to our anniversary celebration. The freanch toast was delicious and the perfect portion. I felt at home, welcome and so look forward to my next visit.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place is great the food was outstanding my wife loved her French toast. Portion are nice and Chris is a great guy Awesome experience smile Thank you chris for a home cooked meal made with love. And you really need to expand smile

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a large party and had to wait a few minutes but, overall the service and experience were great. Coffee always full and kids loved the waiters. The food was great too. Recommended to all.

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Kalispell, Montana
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215 reviews 215 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
494 helpful votes 494 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Chris's is truly worth seeking out...its not a fancy place and its not in the Historic Area. Out on the south end of Cerrillos Road, it is still worth finding. For those many visitors who ask about authentic, and reasonable food loved by the locals and visitors alike...add this is one to the list. You probably drive right by it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had the Best Ever, Ever green Chile chicken enchiladas... Super yummy, just like the owner's daughter (excellent, very observant waitress as well) promised. Enjoyed this tiny gem!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Chose to try this place based on other reviews. Very small place that's plain and normal inside but food was great and staff helpful.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went here because of its Trip Advisor rating. It's a little hole-in-the-wall that serves good breakfast. I have no regrets, and really don't want to diss the place. It's just that it's a hole-in-the-wall that serves good breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3568 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 505-424-3566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Spanish

Description

Our cafe is located across the street from the Hampton Inn. Look for "The Lofts" sign, or, just look for a wall of yellow Penske trucks. We're behind that wall!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?