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“Wonderful Coffeehouse in New Mexico!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 3 Questions Coffee House

3 Questions Coffee House
Past Mile Marker 2, Mimbres, NM
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Mimbres
Cuisines: American
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Franklin, Tennessee
1 review
“Wonderful Coffeehouse in New Mexico!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Originally a bakery the 3 Questions has expanded into serving breakfast and lunch. Its all you can eat for both meals and a flat rate (less than $7) and the food is beyond compare! Its all homemade with the best ingredients that the owner can track down, a fact he is very proud of, and you can taste it in every dish! This is a family affair as all of the owner's children work with him preparing, serving and busting at the restaurant. This place is perfect with good food and good people! If you are anywhere near Mimbres Valley you need to make the point to drop in for their cinnamon rolls and all their delicious food! (Bonus!! I have discovered they ship their baked goods now! So I can enjoy their cinnamon rolls and Green Chile Cheddar bread in Nashville, TN!!)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This unpretentious coffee house offers an excellent lunch buffet at a fixed price (less than $7) and includes beverage and cinnamon rolls. Lunch offerings included assorted sandwiches on their home made bread, four different delicious home made soups, beans, french fries, corn cakes and quesadillas. Everything was made from scratch and the assortment of items was such that you could have a little of everything and walk out of there very satisfied. Their bread is awesome as is the granola. Don't forget to take some home. Very clean restaurant and extremely friendly. They don't take credit cards but will take an IOU if you don't have cash on you. Great way to run a business!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“REAL Food, AMAZING Find in Rural America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Nestled in the Mimbres Valley in the tucked-away community of San Lorenzo, New Mexico is a coffeehouse and bakery that one can only imagine. The name of this treasure is 3 Questions Coffeehouse, but don’t let the name deceive you. We discovered an establishment committed to the excellence of the food, the quality of the ingredients, the passion of a family that inspires a breakfast and lunch that a big-city restaurant could only dream of serving on their best day.

This family has been baking bread for many years and selling it through local markets under the name Living Harvest Bakery. Last fall they expanded to meal service, opening a small coffeehouse in an old but beautiful building, renovated and smartly outfitted with a modern kitchen. The place is warm and inviting with open dining areas, spotless from floor to ceiling. You get the immediate impression that everyone pays attention to the details. You could eat off the floor. The windows shine as well as the counters and the commercial stainless equipment, which is all in full view so that you can watch the loaves of bread rising in the pans or cooling after coming out of the oven.

Let’s talk about the menu. You won’t find any commercial white flour here. All their flour is whole wheat and freshly ground, along with their corn. The owner sources his flour from Colorado where it is grown without GMOs or chemicals. All of the menu items are home made. We chose the lunch buffet and on the day we visited, their buffet included -- three kinds of freshly made sandwiches, old fashioned Anasazi beans and cornbread, homemade steak fries, chicken cheese and onion quesadillas, jalapeno bacon and cheese quesadillas, green chile stew, Conestoga chili, cream of potato soup, chicken and wild rice soup, freshly brewed ice tea, sweet tea, freshly squeezed lemonade, several kinds of freshly ground coffee, and to top it all off, the best home-made cinnamon roll I have tasted in years, made with locally grown pecans and generously sprinkled with cinnamon and raw sugar.

The food is presented buffet style, simply arranged but attractive. My husband and I sampled a little bit of everything, and with every bite we couldn’t believe the fresh wholesome flavors, the taste that tells you this is REAL food made from REAL ingredients. We went back for seconds. I am not a French fry person; my husband is. I ate one from his plate and WOW….that real potato flavor, crispy, not greasy, and so good. My husband ate two helpings of fries alone. Now, are you ready for the price? All of this food, all you can eat for $6.50 per person.

My husband and I enjoy good food. Yes, we have eaten at high-end restaurants just like many people and we have paid high prices for the atmosphere, the presentation, the reputation, etc. We are down-to-earth people though and prefer good food at a good value, which is hard to find unless you cook yourself, which we mostly do. Therefore, to stumble on this gem in the middle of a rural area of Americana is a truly special experience.

We were fortunate to meet the family that owns and operates this coffeehouse. A couple with several children, most of whom are teenage+ age, they all work together and have perfected an outstanding product made with the freshest and natural ingredients that are rarely found anymore, at any price. The young girls and boy welcomed us, telling us all about the food and how they prepare it. They were professional and happy and passionate; they made you feel good about spending time with them. All of the family has made an impression upon the community. We understand there are a few other restaurants in the area and they are well received in their own style, but the steady stream of people coming in on a weekday afternoon spoke volumes about the great food at an unheard of price.

If you find yourself in the area, or even if you don’t, make an out-of-the way trip to visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings and treat yourself to an outstanding breakfast or lunch on the way. They always have a wide variety of breads and pastries to take away. The coffeehouse is not open for dinner, so come early with a big appetite. Closed Sunday and Monday, they are located north of mile marker 2 on the east side of Hwy 35.

Lastly, in the spirit of transparency, we have never met this family before we dined here. It was one of those serendipitous acts of stopping in for a pastry and coming out the better for it. As we were later told, if you don’t treat yourself to a meal here, you are “living below your privilege.”

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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