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Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

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821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505-4145
(505) 984-1980
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a local and go to this restaurant a few times a week. There are three great servers in my opinion whom I always love to sit in their sections, Lolita, Brendan or Lucas. These three servers are just plain awesome! The food is amazing. The prices have gone up and you can spend a lot of money for... More 

Thank Nicole M
Parksville, Canada
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

A wonderful place to eat or purchase bakery products. You can watch the bakers while you eat. I have never had a bad meal there. Linen tablecloths and napkins very nice touch.

Thank parkdale38
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is cute it is more of a restaurant than a bakery. We were looking for cookies for the kids. We made do and got chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. They were pasties for adults and didn't have anything cute for the kids

Thank persephonek
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

I can't say enough about how yummy this place is. Small in house dining area (usually packed, so this is a warning). The empanadas (cherry and apple) were killer good, as was some amazing poppyseed croissant (Not sure it would be considered a croissant, but I'm never sharing one again... all for me). Chocolate latte cookies, yum. The breakfast was... More 

Thank UptonChicky
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

I visit this place every 2-3 months because it is convenient for a social breakfast. The service has always been IFFY but after today, will finally have to re-assess. The service level affects your overall feeling for the rest and its obvious that bad morale, poor training or SOMETHING is going on here. There are plenty of other choices in... More 

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New Mexico
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Stopped here for lunch on my way out of town. Great little hidden gem. We got a table by the window of the bakery and was to watch them make pastries. I had a Portabello sandwhich- excellent. On the way out, I stopped and bought an almond croissant. This melted in mouth. It was so good.

Thank dancer8024
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Hubby's son took us to Chocolate Mavis for his dad's birthday. Very quaint, located in the back of a warehouse. 😄. We were there on a Friday morning and was somewhat of a wait for tables but once we were seated, service and food were excellent.

Thank Patricia A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Delicious and unique pastries. They have lots of variety. You can also watch them make them while you eat. Great for take out or eating in.

Thank 291Danielle
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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268 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

After reading various reviews decided we had to come here and try out a different "non New Mex" breakfast. Don't get me wrong, they serve up all the regular New Mex cuisine here too -- but they also have pancakes, waffles, omelets, etc. You sit in a small dining room overlooking the bakery kitchen (kind of cool) or outside on... More 

Thank SJM-Weasel
Doha, Qatar
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Chocolate Maven has always made the best muffins in Santa Fe. They are sold in most coffee shops in town. Visiting their location is nice, but they never seem to have a good selection of flavors in their own shop - they send them all out to others.

Thank NicoleM1408

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505-4145
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 984-1980

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