Start your day off right with a tasty meal that’ll keep you full for hours. From savory to sweet, you’ll find every type of breakfast available at these 15 outstanding New Mexico restaurants.
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1. Charlie’s Spic and Span (Las Vegas)
There’s a reason there are always cars outside of Charlie’s, especially first thing. Breakfasts here are gargantuan, from the green chile stew breakfast burrito to the H-Art Attack. The stuffed sopapillas are the stuff of legend and there’s an on-site bakery. This restaurant is located at 713 Douglas Avenue in Las Vegas.
2. Palacio Café (Santa Fe)
Breakfast tacos are a thing and you’d be crazy not to try them at Palacio Café. You don’t have to be an early riser to take advantage of breakfast here, since it’s served all day. It can be tricky to score a table at this small eatery, but it’s worth the wait. You’ll find this restaurant at 209 E Palace Avenue in Santa Fe.
3. Old Mesilla Pastry Café, a.k.a. The Shed, (Las Cruces)
The Shed is another all-day breakfast spot that’s usually packed. Swarms of diners are lured to this greasy spoon by the breakfast enchiladas with brisket and by the eggs Benedict, which comes with a chile hollandaise sauce. This restaurant is located at 810 S Valley Drive in Las Cruces.
4. The Egg and I (Albuquerque)
This restaurant offers all the egg dishes you could imagine: an array of Benedicts, omelets, scrambles, and frittatas. If you prefer a sweeter start to your day, you can’t go wrong with the waffles or French toast. The Egg and I is located at 6909 Menaul Boulevard NE. Building 1, Suite 300
5. Cowboy Café (Roswell)
This diner features downhome food, sourced as locally as possible. Dishes like the biscuits and gravy and alien omelet (pictured) are especially popular. You’ll find this cute and kitschy restaurant at 1120 E 2nd Street in Roswell.
6. Michael’s Kitchen Café & Bakery (Taos)
This café and bakery first opened in the 1970s. Today, patrons still appreciate the diverse breakfast menu that features both Spanish and American dishes, and the decadent pastry case, where cinnamon rolls drip with glaze. You’ll find Michael’s at 304 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Suite C, in Taos.
7. Don Maria’s (Clovis)
For an authentic New Mexican breakfast, head to Don Maria’s for huevos rancheros or a breakfast burrito that’ll easily keep you going until lunch. The restaurant is located at 2916 N Prince in Clovis.
8. Hannah and Nate’s Market Cafe (Corrales and Albuquerque)
If this restaurant were responsible for breakfast, no one would ever skip it! The menu is broad and New Mexico-inspired, with carne adovada enchiladas, breakfast quesidillas, and a decent selection of lighter breakfast entrees. The Corrales location is at 4512 Corrales Road and the Albuquerque location is at 6251 Riverside Plaza NW, Suite B-4.
9. Passion Pie Café (Truth or Consequences)
This coffee shop and bakery is known for its waffles, like the Fat Elvis (pictured) or the breakfast waffle, which has bacon cooked inside it! There’s also an extensive hot and cold coffee menu. The café is located at 406 Main Street in Truth or Consequences.
10. Blue House Bakery and Café (Carlsbad)
This quaint restaurant offers a scrumptious breakfast. Whether you opt for pastries or a breakfast burrito, your day will begin on a high note. The Blue House is located at 609 N Canyon Street in Carlsbad.
11. Jimmy’s Cafe On Jefferson (Albuquerque)
The breakfast enchiladas here will knock your socks off, especially because they’re paired with great hash browns. The biscuits and gravy is another standout on this menu. Jimmy’s is at 7007 Jefferson Street NE in Albuquerque.
12. Tia Sophia’s Restaurant (Santa Fe)
If you’re a fan of breakfast burritos, you have to try Tia Sophia’s. The restaurant is renowned for its oven-fired, smothered burrito – be sure to top it with an egg. Tia Sophia’s is at 210 W San Francisco Street in Santa Fe.
13. Cornerstone Bakery & Café Co, Ruidoso
Ah, the baked goods. You’re tummy will thank you if you dine at this bakery. If you prefer a savory breakfast, order the huevos rancheros. The restaurant is located at 359 Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.
14. Waffle and Pancake Shoppe (Alamogordo)
Expect ginormous servings at this family-run diner, especially if you order Big George’s Avalanche Breakfast, which is a party of meat, cheese, and potatoes. The restaurant first opened in 1987 and the quality of the waffles and pancakes keeps people coming back for more. Stop by
950 S White Sands Boulevard in Alamogordo and see for yourself.
15. Weck’s (multiple locations in Los Ranchos, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Santa Fe, Farmington, and Albuquerque)
At this New Mexico chain, bigger is better. Dig into a mound of papas (pictured), plow through “full belly” French toast, or attempt The Big Pig.