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Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

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821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505-4145
+1 505-984-1980
09:00 - 15:00
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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
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

How i love my Green Chile Cheese Burger and the one I had here was quite good. BUT, the Dark Chocolate torte was so good it really brought me to my happy place. Every meal that I saw looked good with quiches and salads. They have a High Tea Time as well with little sample munchies that looked like fun.... More 

Thank LocalgirlSantaFe
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160 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good soup..good selection of lunch dishes and specials...BUT most definitely overpriced imo...brownie was 5 bucks and cookies that crumble were 2 bucks a piece..for a bakery that has so much selection...the cakes looked good and yummy starting at 19 bucks for a small cake...hmmm..a bit much for my checkbook.. Will try them again but avoid cookies that were dry and... More 

Thank srfyogi
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small wonderful restaurant inside a working commercial bakery! What fun! From the time you enter the retail side of the bakery your senses are entertained. The assortment of pies, cakes, torts, cookies and breads available is staggering. Your eyes and nose are tickled by the assortment there plus you will be intrigued by what they are baking in the... More 

1 Thank bppiatek
Las Vegas, New Mexico
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We've bought celebration cakes and pastries from the Chocolate Maven for years Their Belgian chocolate cake is a particular favorite of the chocoholics in our family. Normally, I avoid bakery croissants because they don't come within shouting distance of the European product, but I will say the Maven's croissants are good. Since they've won many awards for brunch, I decided... More 

Thank 403Lyn_E
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017

There for brunch. Out of six people, three orders had to be sent back. Two of the orders were eggs benedict. One was overcooked, one looked like the eggs were fried instead of poached. Pancake order totally wrong. No nuts in the banana nut pancake. I thought it was expensive for what we got. Now as far as the bakery... More 

Thank Peggie87505
Saint Louis, Missouri
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were expecting a great spot for breakfast. However the food and service were just average. We had a group of four and we all had the same thoughts about this place. The bakery looked and smelled great.

Thank Formans
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place delivers over and over, from their excellent selection of pastries to their beautiful brunch menu. Try the migas! Also, we reserved the top room for a Sunday post-wedding brunch farewell, and the service and efficiency were wonderful. It's great to get out of downtown, especially to this area, because there are so many great finds with better prices.

Thank Sheena N
Bon Air, Virginia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I don't even know what to say...it's just that good. Seriously just eat here...you will not regret it. My husband and I ate here for brunch one morning and it was out of this world. I ordered the homemade granola and my husband ordered some kind of biscuit. The interior is just beautiful and there's a huge glass window that... More 

2 Thank Aimee H
Stillwater OK
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I love this hidden gem in Santa Fe! I had heard about how good it was and how it was in an odd place. Both were true. My first visit during my spring break trip was alone and for take out items. The crust on the tart was the best I have had anywhere and the orange chocolate chip cookies... More 

1 Thank chart57
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

High Tea served daily is a lovely treat. While they also serve lunch and dinner, they are really a sweets place with to die to cookies and such.

Thank 629ninja

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 87505-4145
  • 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?