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Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-1980
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Ranked #86 of 463 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Amarillo, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went here after lunch for a great dessert. This place is either under a new owner or they owners aren't aware of what is going on. The desserts were so overpriced and disgusting. The ganache drizzled over the cake I ordered was grainy, and the lady behind the counter burned our cookie she was going to warm up for... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We loved how quickly our food was prepared and happy with the quality and flavors. I was with two travel companions and we were all very pleased.

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5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

While on a cross-country trip with my boyfriend, we decided to stop here for breakfast before leaving for Arizona. I am an avid user of Yelp!, and this restaurant was highly rated. We decided to try it and we were not disappointed. I opted for the Maven's Gourmet Breakfast Burrito and my boyfriend got the Peach Compote French Toast. Both... More

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Plano, Texas, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good thing I don't live in Santa Fe, because if I did, I'd drink this every morning. Have had copies in other locations outside SF, but Chocolate Maven's is the best. I don't even spend any time perusing anything else on the menu. No need.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We loved this place the first time we had breakfast here three years ago, so we made a special effort to come back even though some of the recent reviewers were not impressed. We were seated in the open air patio area, and the tables are quite crowded up there. Service was slow to begin with, and it took several... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What a surprise! At first, we weren't sure what to think as we pulled into the lot of a warehouse. But once we stepped inside we were put at ease - with a very friendly staff to greet us, and delicious food. Try the Mexican hot chocolate - delicious! The kids LOVED that they got to watch the bakers prep... More

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Tucson
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We've eaten at this gourmet style spot for breakfast in past years but this trip was a big disappointment. My partner had two banana walnut pancakes at a cost of $11 and I had chilaquiles which were tasteless. This is supposed to be crispy tortilla pieces soaked in a red chile sauce along with eggs and beans. These tasted as... More

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Front Royal, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I was visiting Santa Fe for vacation. I enjoy trying unique places when visiting a new area. I try not to eat in the same place twice. Not only did I eat at Chocolate Maven once, twice but three times! We enjoyed the wonderful breakfast that Chocolate Maven has to offer three mornings in a row. The coffee was excellent... More

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Chicago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had the best seats in the house here! While the allure of watching the bakers make the many crossoints and yummy treats wore off - their amazing food is still making me drool! Try the almond crossoints and the eggsadilla! Perfect!

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Front Royal, Virginia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I just TRIED to finish the peach compote French toast that's stuffed with heavy cream, to no avail. It's a lot and oh, so good. It's nice sitting by the window watching them prep the pastries etc.

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