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Chris' Cafe

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3568 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2907
+1 505-424-3566
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Kalispell, Montana
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422 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 679 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sad news, Chris's is closed to make way for a Carwash or some such thing. This is what often happens to really good local favorites sometimes. Lets hope they can re-open somewhere soon if that is what they would like to do. Its hard to rate now on the items below: The Service, food and value were always excellent.

2 Thank MaryEllenM27
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chris's Cafe is the best!!! Chris comes out and talks to the customers! The service is wonderful, all the girls are awesome!!! The food is always great, it's the best breakfast and lunch by far! It's always easy and fast for takeout orders too!!!

3 Thank tiffanybP2046KL
Dallas, Texas
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726 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We stopped here for lunch while traveling around NM & it was one of the best lunches we had. It doesn't look like much when you pull up to a strip center but the food came out quick & was delicious!

4 Thank BrussoDallas
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Super enjoyed Sunday lunch today with Chris and family at his wonderful café--a neighborhood treasure. Unfortunately, the owner of his leased space is turning the entire property into a carwash. What a shame! But Chris is a winner--as is/was his small café--serving up some of the best food in Santa Fe, at affordable prices, with personal warmth and care. Many... More 

4 Thank Margaret W
Grapevine, Texas
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Dreamed about returning to Chris' Cafe for a year for the wonderful Huevos Rancheros. Absolutely perfect just as always. We stay in Santa Fe for a week and have breakfast here every morning that they are open. Chris is a great guy and expects the best from his staff. His daughters are both wait staff on different days and delightful... More 

2 Thank LoneStarHeaven
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Very good breakfast with friendly, courteous staff. For the money the absolute best value in Santa Fe. Don't miss this one.

1 Thank bobz11
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We chose Chris' Café for breakfast en route to Albuquerque. What a delightful visit! The staff was beyond friendly, and the food was fabulous. We each had a version of Eggs Benedict, with a southwestern twist, and were pleasantly surprised. Would definitely go out of our way to eat here again.

2 Thank Judy T
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

One of the best homemade food options from Southwestern lunch to great omelettes for breakfast. Chris the owner greeted us very friendly, homelike,and clean. We were visiting from CT and would most certainly eat here again and again.

3 Thank thadeous m
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I can't believe this place is open for such short hours and days❣️It's too bad, because even though it's VERY small and in such an odd location... the food and service is very good❣️

3 Thank Deborah K
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Tiny little hole in the wall out on Cerrillos Road, near several RV parks. Only serves breakfast and lunch & closed one day a week (which seems to change periodically). Lots of New Mexican dishes, great food, fabulous staff.

3 Thank BlindDogAZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3568 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2907
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-424-3566
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?