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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
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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El Paso, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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153 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We have continued to frequent the Chocolate Maven over the past few months and continue to enjoy the food. I decided to take my mother-in-law (who is 89 years old) and my daughter (10 years old) to experience the '"high tea" offering at the restaurant. The restaurant offers this experience most weekdays starting at 3.00 and also on Saturdays. It... More 

Thank Janet F
Burr Ridge, Illinois
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit here. We enjoy watching the bakers in the open kitchen. This place is off the beaten path and Santa Fe but well worth looking it up. We came for a very reasonably priced cream tea you, but high tea is also an option. They serve breakfast until 6 PM. Fancy coffees and a wide selection... More 

Thank Margaret M
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The restaurant is out of the way. You wouldn't know it was there if someone hadn't told you about it. The sandwich I ordered was delicious & the bread pudding was wonderful for dessert. You can watch them making the bakery products from the small dining room. There is a large glassed area that looks into the bakery. Very quaint... More 

Thank Brenda46
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When we arrived, the parking lot was packed and hoped the place was not completely filled. Upon entering, we were greeted fairly soon which was great noticing how busy it was. Since it was just my husband and I, we were offered a table for two but it was near a walkway. We declined and mentioned we would wait for... More 

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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 87505-4145
  • 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?