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500 Sandoval St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Cafe Cafe Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Cafe Cafe
Cafe Café is a casual Italian/Southwestern style restaurant. Our atmosphere is a warm and comfortable environment where friends and family can meet to enjoy the comforts of life. Both lunch and dinner are served in a friendly manner where you feel like family. A casual style at lunch and a table
cloth and candlelight atmosphere at dinner. With live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, Café Café is more then a place to eat it is a place where memories are made. When weather permits, we have a beautiful outdoor patio for dining.
Our cuisine is traditional Italian fare with hints of Southwestern influences. Our traditional Italian favorites are homestyle good and our Southwestern dishes are creative and unique. We use only the freshest ingredients from local sources when available and everything is made in house including our breads and delightful desserts.
Café Café combines great food made from scratch, warm and friendly service and an upscale and energetic atmosphe
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The food was tasty and innovative.
The service was friendly and attentive and informative. The decor was charming and casual. There is music on weekends, and customers feel free to dance!"
Dined on 2/28/2014
In my opinion the food was ok, not
wow. I can only recall one oyster that was amazing, all the rest were mediocre."
Dined on 2/14/2014
From the moment you walk into Café
Café you are made to feel as if you have come home. The ambience is warm and cozy and the staff are outstanding! Definitely try the one of the specials sometime -- they are always outstanding. For the early birds the pizza for two is a steal -- and the pizza is wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who hasn't tried it yet."
Dined on 1/26/2014
A nice wine list and great
specials each evening. I recommend the Green Chili Buffalo Lasagna for a touch of the southwest in a great Italian treat. So many great dishes to choose from -- you won't be disappointed."
Dined on 12/23/2013
My kids and I were visiting my dad
and I suggested we find a restaurant with Italian food. My dad had not tried Cafe Cafe yet so we gave it a shot. The staff was very friendly and service was great. We eat out regularly and the kids menu had a lot of unique options and the activities kept them entertained. The crust on the pizza the kids ordered was yummy and I loved the bison/green chile lasagna the server recommended - great flavor."
Dined on 1/5/2014
Its a little above average. No
atmosphere, huge portions of good, maybe even very good food."
Dined on 1/12/2014
best pizza deal w/salad, wine, and
pizza for two. if i want pizza, off to cafe cafe."
Dined on 1/4/2014
If you want the best Italian food
in Santa Fe, find this restaurant. Most of food is made from scratch with Old World emphasis on taste and quality. The wine list is satisfactory and completes the flavors of the entries. The service from the wait staff is impeccable. The place is small so reserve early."
Dined on 12/28/2013
I was dining alone while in town
for work. The staff made me feel very welcome, like family. The food was delicious. The focaccia was so good ! Fresh & warm served with an olive tapenade. The Chicken Piccata was wonderful. Fresh, tender chicken pieces with a light lemon caper sauce. The portion was generous. I ordered a side of homemade pasta to go, so I could have the Chicken Picatta the next day at work over the pasta. They also fixed a nice box of focaccia to go as well. There seemed to be only 3 people working but they treated each table like they were the only people in the room. I will definitely return when working in the area and also make the drive from Albuquerque when we have out of town visitors."
Dined on 12/7/2013
We were wanting something
different than Mexican or Turkey during the Thanksgiving weekend. We found this little Italian place that is amazing! Can't wait to return."
Dined on 12/1/2013
excellent food and service in a
neighborhood setting makes this spot.excellent chioces...i particularly like the lasagna on a cold night"
Dined on 11/14/2013
First trip to Santa Fe. Timidly
looking for excellent food. This exceeded our expectations. Friendly and fabulously delicious. There are so many restaurants to choose from...we were glad we chose Cafe Cafe for dinner."
Dined on 11/5/2013
cafe cafe has the best pizza in
town. the combo that plays on the weekends is wonderful."
Dined on 11/1/2013
Their pizza is outstanding. their
pizza specialty dinner w/salad, wine, and pizza is the best deal in town for $25 for two. sometimes the house caesar is really good…..other times they use too much of the cruddy (foodie term) tough lettuce of the romaine instead of the hearts. Really like the low key band on fri., sat and sun. overall….would highly recommend…..but i only go there for pizza special cuz i really like it."
Dined on 10/26/2013
They aren't stingy with the goat
cheese, or the tomatoes, or anything else that makes delicious food even better."
Dined on 10/20/2013
Had a lovely dinner for our group
of 6. Our waitress was delightful and the food was a nice departure from other Santa Fe fare. Had the linguini with white clam sauce. It was very good. I only order that dish when I'm sure about the place. I was not disappointed! Our group also enjoyed lasagne and a lovely pumpkin creme brûlée. Guitar player in background made for lovely ambiance. Go and enjoy!"
Dined on 10/20/2013
We eat here every time we are in
Santa Fe. It's my 7 year old daughters favorite place. I have tried almost every pizza joint in town, and this one is the best yet. We sit outside when it's nice, and enjoy live music with our dinner. Try the homemade Italian cream sodas- they're the real deal, and outstanding."
Dined on 10/14/2013
enjoyed our time at café
café......excellent service......very relaxing enjoyable dinner evening....."
Dined on 10/6/2013
We wanted to try Italian food and
wanted to stay close to our hotel so we thought we'd try Cafe Cafe. The only plate that we felt was good was the special, buffalo (I think it was bison) lasagna. My husband raved about it so I rated the food with a "fair" otherwise I think I would have given it a "poor". The desserts were also very good. The food was priced fairly, maybe if the food was a little better we wouldn't have minded paying what we did. I'm not sure I would try it again but maybe I would just in case the chef was having a bad day."
Dined on 9/28/2013
Cafe Cafe is a wonderful
restaurant. Friendly, good food, reasonably priced, a great patio, nice live music (the evening we were there), and an appropriately-attentive staff. Highly recommended."
Dined on 9/1/2013
Interesting and diverse menu makes
this an easy choice for out of town guests. Our party of 6 enjoyed good food, and no-rush atmosphere made it easy to catch up with one another."
Dined on 8/16/2013
Food was excellent and the live
music was great as well. Dont order wine unless you want to pay 8 dollars for a shot glass sized wine glass >.< I would still recommend the place!!"
Dined on 7/28/2013
If I live in this town this would
be my favorite place to go, good food all around, great people and a comfortable place to plop down and have a wonderful pizza. The wine is reasonable and priced right, the patio is nice and friendly. I wish they were in my town. Oh well just hae to come more often!"
Dined on 7/24/2013
This restaurant is a gem of a
place in foodie starved Santa Fe. We were so happy to find a decent restaurant that was very good and reasonably priced. The wine menu was balanced and also not over priced."
Dined on 7/17/2013
It was nice to find a neighborhood
friendly place that offered other options than the typical Northern Mexico cuisine found in so many other restaurants. The pizza was good, and staff were friendly. Worth a trip if looking for something more casual and quiet outside the activity of the plaza area . . ."
Dined on 7/19/2013
Wow did we enjoy the pizza and
pasta. This place is our new go to place. Casual dining with great food. Thanks guys for a great place to unwind."
Dined on 7/16/2013
We picked Cafe Cafe because we are
vegetarians and they had several items on the menu that appealed to us. The Sauteed Forest Mushroom Penne was very good, but the Baked Summer Pasta was only so-so. The house salad was quite tasty, as was the Tiramisu. Next time I might try the pizza, since it appears to be a specialty, and several other diners looked like they were enjoying theirs. The excellent live music from the Cuban flavored band on Saturday night was a real bonus."
Dined on 7/14/2013
Great food; smoked mushroom with
penne pasta, veal cannelloni. Wine list not extensive, but good selections at moderate price. Would go again in an instant."
Dined on 6/14/2013
We always enjoy going to Cafe
Cafe, and we go a lot. Consistent good food at a very reasonable price. Pizza is the best in town."
Dined on 5/30/2013
For my friend and I, Café Café has
been our weekly lunch meeting spot since 2006. Stu and the staff feel like family and we look forward to seeing them every week as well as for the food. They have one of my favorite salads and are happy to work with our special dietary needs. I have never had a disappointing or mediocre meal--I feel that Café Café is one of the top dining spots in Santa Fe for anyone with discerning tastebuds on a budget."
Dined on 5/14/2013
Greeted by the owners, wonderful
spanish guitar music, this is a great casual dinner spot. Family/kid friendly, and a nice outdoor patio."
Dined on 5/12/2013
This was our first time at Cafe
Cafe and it was for a fundraiser. The place was packed and very vibrant. The staff was very a attentive and focused on not letting the chaos take away from the experience. The food was excellent and well prepared. The green chili, buffalo lasagna was of special note. The flavors were wonderfully blended, yet individual and balanced. The spumoni too was equally decadent. We will eagerly return and fully expect another wonderful dinner and inviting environment."
Dined on 4/17/2013
The accompanying Caesar Salad was
good, but the Chicken Pesto Penne was not. My companion said Monte Cristo Sandwich was OK -- therefore, I gave a 'Fair' rating rather than 'Poor'. They graciously comped my food when they noticed I didn't eat it. There are too many really good restaurants in Santa Fe to settle for mediocrity."
Dined on 4/13/2013
Great service. First time there
and will be back. Had the pizza at the recommendation of wait staff and was not disappointed. Will want to try other menu items for sure!"
Dined on 4/4/2013
Food is good, staff is terrific,
have good, non intrusive music on occasions. A good place for a good meal. Have been back a number of times."
Dined on 3/29/2013
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