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Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

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821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-1980
Today
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OMG SO DELICIOUS

We are here every Mother's Day for their brunch and any chance I get to raid their pastry case, I take it. There is nothing like staring down a football-sized croissant filled with the most delicious almond cream that is made with the finest real pastry (Who knew that it has to be fermented? It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
shumagorath86
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We are here every Mother's Day for their brunch and any chance I get to raid their pastry case, I take it. There is nothing like staring down a football-sized croissant filled with the most delicious almond cream that is made with the finest real pastry (Who knew that it has to be fermented? It is so laborious and therefore... More 

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New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great place to have breakfast or lunch. We go here from time to time as a family for a treat. Went this time with my daughter for Valentine's Day. Good food and good service.

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Lubbock, Texas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We always try to visit Chocolate Maven once for breakfast. It is fun to watch the bakers make croissants and other pastries while we eat. The menu items range from fairly traditional to things that are a little different, so there is something for everyone. This time we had the French toast and country breakfast. We recommended it to friends... More 

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New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

WOW! This little gem is tucked in far away from the more all known iconic Santa Fe restaurants. Upon our arrival we were immediately greeted and promptly seated. The Brunch Menu is incredible. From traditional Eggs Benedict to the traditional New Mexico favorites with a twist. Our meals were delivered hot the food fresh and our waiter attentive to our... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Well, I choose a place for Brunch I had never been to before and it was a wonderful experience! Two friends and I had a most delicious breakfast and then bought some wonderful homemade baked goods as we departed. The prices are very moderate for the generous size of the meals and the variety of meal choices will make this... More 

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Frisco, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

It is a little out of the way but absolutely worth it. The breakfast is so delicious I loved the green eggs and sausage and the bakery goods you can purchase and take home - wow I loved the panettone and used it to make French toast

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Word about this place hadn't gotten to us yet and we were our doing some stopping and shopping and I noticed the sign and walked down to the modest doorway. I should have noticed the "best of Santa Fe" string of signs but didn't and walked into a wonderfully warm - in all ways - bakery/cafe that really was magical,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

With a cool window room where you can watch the bakers making loads of delicious pastries, you'll have to get something! You can get treats to go or enjoy something with a cup of piñon coffee in the store. They also serve great breakfasts and lunch!

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A quaint and not-too-noisy environment for lunch with a good friend. The service was great and the food good (not amazing), but the chocolate croissants I took home were delicious. They have an impressive selection of baked goods.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have never raved about the food at Chocolate Maven, BUT... they have a genuine HIGH TEA from 4:00 pm to 6:00 that is a real treat, and very fairly priced. This is a must if you are just a little romantic about days o' yor. The charm of the seating area is that one can watch the kitchen at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 984-1980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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