The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Albuquerque

The OpenTable Team

The beautiful New Mexico city of Albuquerque stands out as one of America's fastest-growing cities, boasting a youthful and hip population, gorgeous natural views, and plenty of cultural attractions. The best breakfasts in Albuquerque take advantage of the mix of Southwest and Tex-Mex tastes to create a style all its own. But where are the in-the-know diners in Albuquerque headed out to when looking for an incredible meal to start off the day? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Here, we've gathered information from the most experienced Albuquerque diners to bring you a list of the best spots for breakfast in Albuquerque. From local joints serving up hearty breakfasts spiced with green chilies to ritzy downtown diners providing creative meals, the best breakfast in Albuquerque has something for everyone. Grab a table in the Land of Enchantment and start your day right!

Restaurants:Blades' Bistro, Indigo Crow, Church Street Cafe
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:International, Contemporary American, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Placitas, Albuquerque

Blades' Bistro

$$$$·International·
Placitas
1,226 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
The nearby city of Placitas is home to the upscale and welcoming Blades' Bistro, site of some of the best breakfast in Albuquerque. This sleek and engaging restaurant boasts a fullRead more
96% recommended

Indigo Crow

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
1,588 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Trek to the charming village of Corrales for a friendly brunch at the family-owned Indigo Crow restaurant. This authentic New Mexican spot is an excellent place for al fresco dininRead more
83% recommended
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Church Street Cafe

$$$$·Mexican·
Albuquerque
155 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
The all-day Church Street Cafe is the place to go for some of the best breakfast in Albuquerque. This cosmopolitan but historic Albuquerque institution has been a favorite of localRead more
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M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
336 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
M'tuccis is one of Albuquerque's standout destinations for Italian dishes. The weekend brunch has a creative, fusion flair. It brings together American brunch favorites with ItaliRead more
95% recommended

El Pinto

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Albuquerque
3,588 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
El Pinto is a family-owned city favorite that serves some of the best breakfast in Albuquerque. Stop into this restaurant a short walk from the Rio Grande to select from a menu of Read more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
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Farm & Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
3,525 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
This upscale hot spot offers locally-grown farm treats with an authentic Southwestern flair. It's a perfect spot for a group outing to get an authentic feel of a New Mexican farm mRead more
92% recommended
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Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,295 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Even if a diner is not staying at the Los Poblanos Inn, it's worth a visit for the views and the food. This 25-acre spot on Rio Grande Boulevard offers a taste and feel of the Old Read more
94% recommended
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Vernon's Speakeasy

$$$$·Steak·
Los Ranchos
3,808 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Vernon's Speakeasy is one of the most interesting dining experiences in Albuquerque. This ultra-cool spot hidden below the Village Shops at Los Ranchos is the perfect spot for a brRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Albuquerque - Uptown

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
543 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
Bravo brings the taste - and feel - of ancient Rome to the heart of New Mexico. The Albuquerque outpost of this national chain offers some of the best breakfast in town and a full Read more
89% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Mexico

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
1,009 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Zinc is an upscale hot spot with a superb wine selection and some of the best breakfast in New Mexico. On weekends, the Zinc Wine Bar transforms from a sleek night-out destination Read more
95% recommended
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MÁS Tapas y Vino

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Albuquerque
791 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The upscale and lush Andaluz hotel is the site of MAS Tapas y Vino, one of the top restaurants in Albuquerque. Along with its exceptional lunches and dinners, MAS is also the spot Read more
84% recommended
Great for Lunch in New Mexico

Forque

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
85 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Right in the heart of historic Albuquerque, Forque offers up some of the city's best breakfast dishes. Stop in bright and early for Southwestern-style breakfast specialties like thRead more
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The Standard Diner

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
The Standard Diner is anything but when it comes to cuisine. This historic city destination offers some of the best breakfast in Albuquerque out of its refurbished building adaptedRead more
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Slate Street Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
202 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Right in the middle of the thriving downtown, Slate Street Cafe is a cozy and warm spot with some of the best breakfast in Albuquerque. It’s an exceptional place to stop in with a Read more
88% recommended
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Cocina Azul

$$$$·Mexican·
Albuquerque
Authentic New Mexican cuisine is on the menu at Cocina Azul, a local favorite with a distinctly local feel. It serves up some of the best breakfast in Albuquerque. The Carne adovadRead more
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Cafe Lush

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
This sleek and lush upscale cafeteria mixes modern ingredients with traditional Southwestern and New Mexican style. The result is one of the more unique styles in the city. French Read more
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Conchita's Cafe

$$$$·Mexican·
Albuquerque
Conchita’s is a downtown hot spot with a breakfast menu heavy on Mexican favorites. A “Grande Breakfast Burrito” has four eggs, red chile dusted pepitas, bacon, and chile in a largRead more
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Weck's

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
This New Mexico chain favorite boasts a breakfast menu of local favorites and classic dishes. The old-time favorite omelet includes diced ham, cheddar, and jack cheeses - with red Read more
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