I stumbled on this little cafe by accident and it has become my weekly destination digs during my 1 or 2x/week trip up from Albuquerque. .
These guys at the 317 Aztec (as it is now known) have the best salad for taste and price anywhere ($8.50 for an Everything Salad) which must include something like butter lettuce or some home grown greens because it is smooth and lush and the sunflower sprouts and array of other veggies make it a full meal. But still, I have to add a raw vegan cheesecake piece ($2.25, best price for raw and gluten free goodies anywhere!) or a raw, dairy free, gluten free walnut cacao bar ("eat half and take the rest with you," the owner advised but I ignored her and ate it all). It was great. Really great. Really really great!
And in addition to the coffee being smooth, too -- yes, best coffee award! -- the other customers are smooth! Fun, friendly, excited about the raw and gluten free desserts; talkative, warm...
I like the uplifting, local art on the walls, and best of all, the staff remember me. How lovely to walk in and get a sincere smile and "Great to see you!" greeting. I love this place.