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Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

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821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1 505-984-1980
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast with my wife. We ordered a hot chocolate, tea and some French toast. The service was fine but the food was of the low quality that one has come to expect from US fast food chain. The almond milk that went into the hot chocolate was the usual stuff with 10 ingredients and it was sweet... More 

Thank ninequeens1549
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat here a few times a year when in Santa Fe. Wonderful food and charm. A little difficult to find. Looks like you are driving up an alley off the main street.

Thank RattlesnakeCharlie
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away off the beaten path in an industrial warehouse is Chocolate Maven. Hidden baked delights great you when you enter, freshly made pies, cakes, cookies and other sweets. The interior is anything but industrial. White tablecloths adorn the tables and the service was impeccable. My guests and I came for lunch. Their green chili quiche was delicious. Salads, soups,... More 

Thank ddow40
Kettle Falls, Washington, United States
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chocolate croissant is really REALLY good. Eggs Benedict and pancakes very good. Service is a bit slow and unconcerned. Very worth the stop, the excellent food makes up for the sub-par service.

Thank Dustin W
El Paso, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the Chocolate MavenBakery while on vacation over the Christmas holiday with our granddaughter, what a treat! We were seated by the window where our granddaughter could watch the bakers in action during our breakfast, she was intrigued throughout breakfast! I had the breakfast burrito which was full of flavor, my husband had the eggs Benedict and loved it,... More 

Thank Cindy M
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171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Flourless chocolate cake? No, just something like fudge. Really not worth it. Really bad. Choc Maven needs backing lessons.

Thank AptosAmy
Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Christmas special - Eggnog French Toast. Wonderful! We went back a day or two later and got their French Toast with Peach compote. Equally good. A definite must place to eat in Santa Fe.

Thank kt1405
Memphis, Tennessee
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This unique place is a bit of a hole-in-the-wall, but the breakfast was amazing. The dining room was very small (intimate), but the neat thing is that it overlooks the bakery. So while you're waiting for your food, you can watch the workers in the bakery preparing dough, cutting it into shapes, and getting it ready to be baked. When... More 

Thank KDumlao
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The baked goods are extraordinary at Chocolate Maven. It seems like it was a bakery that one day decided to cram a seating area for a restaurant into the bakery. So, the bakery is great, the restaurant is so-so. Sort of a Quonset Hut feel to the outside and a make shift restaurant feel if you are dining in.

Thank vizslatraveler
Santa Fe, NM
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I heard so many good things about this place, perhaps it ruined my experience. I had brunch here and it was seriously lacking. The tofu scramble was way too spicy, overwhelming all other flavors in the dish. I am down with spice but it has to be well done, they seriously missed the mark here. Also, the dining room was... More 

Thank Karen L S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-984-1980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?