Santa Fe Breakfast Battle – With Myself

One of the absolute best things about Santa Fe is the eating. I agree that it’s not the only thing worthwhile about visiting -there’s the Opera and the Lensic and the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and the Plaza and the Railyard and the hiking and the skiing and Ten Thousand Waves and music at El Farol on a Saturday night. . . There are a lot of good reasons to visit Santa Fe. But the food. . . just thinking about the amazing and varied food you can find here makes my mouth water. In fact, I’m hungry now.

I love a great breakfast. In fact one of the most difficult things I used to face each time I visited Santa Fe was that IF I was going to branch out and try a new breakfast place, I would have to give up one of my old favorites.

Trying something new meant I wouldn’t get to taste the incredibly delicious red chile sauce or the bakery basket and the huevos yucatecos at the Tecolote Cafe or the griddled polenta with chorizo and red sauce at Pasqual’s. But sometimes you have to make a great sacrifice in order to feed your soul. Or at least your panza.

Now that I live here, there’s less angst about where to eat, as I can always try an alternative next week. Or tomorrow. Once I finally got here, I momentarily put away my hankering for the goat cheese and green chile on the eggs at Atrisco, promised myself a visit there soon, and then checked the web for the addresses of my two new potential eateries: Tia Sophia’s and The Pantry.

I love them both equally now, and I’m lucky enough to have the Pantry Dos within a 7 minute drive from my house. Where is your favorite place to get breakfast in Santa Fe? Have you been to the Pantry or Tia Sophia’s? Let me know what you thought or your recommendations in the comments!

Bunny Terry 505.504.1101

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