Fodor's Expert Review Clafoutis

$ West of the Plaza Café

Undeniably French, this bustling café serves authentic, delicious food. Walk through the door of this bright, open space and you'll almost certainly be greeted with a cheery "bonjour" from Anne-Laure, who owns it with her husband, Philippe. Start your day with a crepe, one of the fluffy omelets, or les gauffres (large waffles). Lunch offers quiches with perfectly flaky crusts, an enticing selection of large salads (the salade de la maison has pears, pine nuts, blue cheese, Spanish chorizo, tomatoes, and cucumbers atop mixed greens), and savory sandwiches, like the classic croque madame (grilled ham, egg, and cheese) on homemade bread. The classic onion soup is comforting on a cold day. The café's namesake dessert, clafoutis, is worth saving room for. The baguettes and pastries are perfectly prepared—no small feat at this elevation.

Café Breakfast Lunch Brunch Dessert $ Lively

Quick Facts

333 W. Cordova Rd.
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87505, USA

505-988–1809

Known For:
  • Bounteous salads
  • French omelets
  • Clafoutis dessert
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No dinner., Closed Sun. No dinner

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