Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant
333 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
| +1 505-988-1809
Mon - Sat 7am - 4pm
The best boulangerie-breakfast in Santa FeHigh-elevation baking might not always (ahem) rise to the occasion...but at Clafoutis, the French family that owns and cooks at this bakery/restaurant has acclimated perfectly to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. While it might be hard to tear yourself away from red-and-geeen-chile-on-everything while in New Mexico, if you do want to take a break from capsaicin for your morning eats, this is the place.
Just to the northwest of the city's historic core, Clafoutis is one of Santa Fe's morning institutions. You can get things to go, but if you wait for a table, you'll be served café au lait in a bowl along with "Bonne Maman" jams to transform perfectly-textured baguettes into "tartines." "Bonjour" greets you as you walk in the door, and your eyes will feast on the piles of pâtisseries beckoning from the counter. My wife and I had one of the best chausson-aux-pommes--in or out of France--that we've ever tasted. And, in a nod to local tastes, they even offered green chile to go with les oeufs...
Be forewarned, though--parking is extremely limited, and weekend mornings are formidably popular. Un peu de patience: so worth the wait!
AFAR Local Expert
about 4 years ago
Robust Coffee, Affordable Breakfast and Lunch
The crowd-pleasing Clafoutis is a great spot for reasonably priced breakfast, brunch (delicious pastries, crepes, and quiches) and lunch dishes. You can eat in the cute, homey space and pretend you’re in a French cafe. For lunch, nab a few sandwiches and take them on the go (impromptu picnic anyone?). The delicious, freshly baked desserts, from cookies to éclairs to madeleines, are always perfect to bring home to someone.