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Downtown Subscription

376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Historic District)
+1 505-983-3085
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Ranked #109 of 463 restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Historic District
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Historic District
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English first
Augusta, Georgia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We recently went on a trip out west and while we were in Santa Fe, we stopped by Downtown Subscription for pastries and coffee. I ordered a large cappuccino which was in a gigantic cup and was even better than the cappuccino we had in Italy. My husband said his coffee was the best he had ever had. They have... More

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Albuquerque
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I was very surprised when I saw the good reviews for this coffee shop here. I have never been more disappointed or gotten worse service from a business. Please note that I've been here in multiple occasions, so I'm just gonna list a few of my experiences.The staff is not friendly at all, one time I walked in, and they... More

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Santa Fe
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Yes, this coffee is worth the extra $ - it is great coffee with artists working the machines. You can read magazines and lounge outdoors or inside. Always busy and a great meeting place for friends and out of town visitors. Make your way there and you will be rewarded with the best neighborhood coffee shop in SFe.

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Tucson, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

the espresso drinks are good enough. there is a nice selection of pastries. quite a large indoor dining area and a very pleasant and attractive outdoor area -- with fountain and sculpture

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I go to DS when I'm in the area (mostly for Garcia St Books) and enjoy sitting on the outdoor patio. Its mostly a coffee shop, with a few pre-preapared sandwiches/pastry. The locals do have a bit of an "attitude" and you see lots of social posturing when you are there. (I am a local). But you get a nice... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

What a wonderful selection of newspapers and periodicals. Magazines I had never seen before!!!! Great stuff. Staff was very helpful and patient. Great seating choices inside and outside.......just a wonderful neighborhood place to gather!!!!

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NC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Great place for coffee and something to eat, although menu is limited. Hit bookstore next door. Parking a little bit of a pain.

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Dallas, Texas
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153 reviews 153 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Downtown Subscription is a slightly misleading name. It is off Canyon Road, having moved from downtown many years ago. It has also significantly reduced its selection of unique reading materials, which used to surround the dining area on three sides (now it is just to the left of the entry and counter). Nevertheless, the DS appears to be mostly... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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269 reviews 269 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
368 helpful votes 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Near canyon road this cultural oasis provides nourishment, interesting magazine assortment and people atmosphere. Parking can be limited/tight. Book store and photography gallery/photo book store next door.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Good coffee but always the same pastries. Needs to add a bit of variety. Service is typically very friendly but there is often a line - they are understaffed during early morning rush hours. A very dog friendly patio adds greatly to the atmosphere.

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