There aren’t many things as comforting as a warm loaf of bread, or a decadent piece of chocolate cake. Or flaky croissants. Or…Ok, we like all the baked goods! Luckily Santa Fe is blessed with some truly amazing places to get your favorite baked goods, from biscotti to sourdough. Check out some of our favorites below:
Santa Fe’s Best Bakeries
Coquette Cakes – Coquette is a new boutique bakery in Santa Fe specializing in the creation of elegant layered cakes in decorated 16-ounce mason jars for weddings and special events. Coquette uses local and organic ingredients and is committed to supporting local farmers and food producers.
Dulce Bakery & Coffee – Small batch and from Scratch, Dulce bakes everything from Danishes to monkey bread, with some delicious cakes, breads and biscotti in between. If sweet treats don’t fit your mood, they do quiches, as well.
Bread Shop – This little shop on Lena Street near Iconik has been getting rave reviews for its rustic breads. Order online and pick up.
Sage Bakehouse – Sage has been around since 1996, but their story began in the 1980s when went to Paris for a semester abroad and ended up spending three years learning the restaurant trade and her baking secrets. Pick up a loaf of bread or a tasty treat and some coffee.
Chocolate Maven – Their breakfasts are good, but their cakes are amazing. They use organic ingredients and, best of all, they have dozens of different cake styles to choose from.
Dolina – Dolina serves modern American brunch with European influences, but if it’s baked goods you’re after, they have the goods. Croissants, cinnamon buns, muffins, cookies, scones (bacon scone, anyone?) and a whole bunch of cakes and pies.
Clafoutis – If you’re looking for devine croissants, bread and other French goodies, Clafoutis has you covered. Their macarons are simply amazing. But make sure you get their early as they run out by late morning most days. The only way this gets more authentic is if you go to France.
Madame Matisse – Simply walk through the door of Madame Matisse, a new French bakery and restaurant, when you’re in search of petit dejeuner. Breathe in the enticing aroma of fresh-baked chocolate and almond croissants, brioche and other French pastries and you’ll find yourself believing that you’ve strolled into a patisserie in a Parisian neighborhood. Take a seat in this intimate room and continue your French experience by ordering one of the flaky pastries perfectly prepared by chef Eric De Margerie, a Parisian native with a pedigreed career as a French pastry chef.
Panaderia Zaragoza – if you haven’t tried a Mexican bakery, you really should. This little panaderia (“pan” is the Spanish word for bread) down Cerillos Road has tasty treats like churros, conchas, pan dulce, tres leches and more.
French Pastry Shop – This iconic Santa Fe pastry shop has been in business in the La Fonda Hotel for more than 40 years. If you’re in the mood for an eclair, strawberry tart or Napoleon, you’ll want to make your way here.
The New Baking Company – The owners of the New Baking Company left off right where the old owner’s left it — with delicious danishes, elephant ears, croissants and more. We’re partial to the danishes, ourselves, but if you’re in the mood for something else, they have a huge offering of baked goods.
Revolution Bakery – If gluten-free is your thing, Revolution is where you should be. The dark chocolate brownies (with fruit juice, coconut sugar, dates, currants, walnuts and more) on their FB page have us drooling. They do breads, muffins, cinnamon rolls and much more.
New York Deli – technically it’s a deli, but they make their own bagels fresh each morning.
Whoo’s Donuts – who doesn’t love a fresh donut?
Plaza Cafe Southside – you want to try their pies
Counter Culture – cinnamon rolls bigger than your head. Nuff said.
Did we miss your favorite Santa Fe Bakery? Let us know on our Facebook page!This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead