Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast/Brunch restaurants in Santa Fe and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at French Pastry Shop thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Café Pasqual's, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast/Brunch.

10 Café Pasqual's
Although Pasqual's serves great lunches and dinners, breakfast is the specialty. This place is known for its freshly baked breads and chile sauces. Breakfast specialties include the chorizo sausage burritos, and the morning quesadillas. The walls are papered with numerous magazine and newspaper articles on Pasqual's. (505-983-9340, 800-722-7672)

9 Guadalupe Café
This charming and friendly place serves a wide variety of dishes from traditional northern New Mexican food to traditional American standards. Is the hacienda feel your thing? Try fireplace or patio seating for a bona fide Santa Fe experience. Recognized locally for reasonably priced entrees and generous portions. Try the chalupa plate or the sopapillas. Save room for Guadalupe's famous Adobe Pie and a steaming cup of coffee. (505-982-9762)

8 Celebrations Village West
Having moved from their Canyon Road location, this renowned eatery now has a renovated space formerly occupied by Bert's La Taqueria. Dine al fresco in the large, walled garden patio or inside amidst plenty of comfortable booths in a light, bright setting with warm colors, wooden furnishings, original art and plenty of plants. Featuring New American and Southwest cuisine, the restaurant is perfect for an early morning breakfast. Also serving lunch and dinner on the weekend. (505-989-8904)

7 Tecolote Café
Food critics agree that Tecolote Café is one of the best restaurants in which to enjoy breakfast or brunch. The Santa Fe omelet is bursting with all of the wonderful ingredients that flavor the Southwest. Enjoy with complimentary sweetbread. Huevos Rancheros and a variety of breakfast burritos will start your day in true Sante Fe style. Closed on Mondays. (505-988-1362)

6 Plaza Café
As the oldest restaurant in Santa Fe, Plaza Café is a gathering place for those who enjoy great Southwestern food, reasonable prices, and historical folklore. A balanced mix of New Mexican, American, and Greek dishes, with boxed lunches available for takeout. A Santa Fe tradition for more than 50 years. (505-982-1664)

5 French Pastry Shop
Can you believe it? A real French patisserie and café in the heart of Santa Fe! Serving Santa Fe's international community since 1974, this intimate café is where to find fresh, authentic croissants, tarts and crepes bursting with colorful fruits, and rich café au lait. You'll want to come early to choose pastries right out of the oven. (505-983-6697)

4 Santa Fe Baking Company
Long before the sun rises in Santa Fe, flaky pastries, rich turnovers, and mouth watering breads are baking at the Santa Fe Baking Company. Rich, steaming mugs of "the best coffee in Santa Fe" make this an event to savor. You may also order up a variety of breakfast dishes. (505-988-4292)

3 Bagelmania
Some of the best bagels, muffins, and pies in Santa Fe are served here. Other specialties on the menu are traditional omelets, deli sandwiches and smoked fish platters. A taste of the deli in the desert. In addition to breakfast, Bagelmania also serves lunch. (505-982-8900)

2 Aztec Street Cafe
This European-style café in Santa Fe is popular with students, new agers, business people and a variety of others looking for a good cup of coffee. In addition to the coffee, diners munch scones, breakfast burritos, pastries, homemade soups and sandwiches. Free refills on coffee. (505-820-0025)

1 Cafe Fina
Cafe Fina offers made from scratch food sourced locally whenever possible. The light airy contemporary space is a haven for locals from the Eldorado as well as Santa Feans and tourists, Brunch is served all day from opening to 3pm.. Linger over coffee and house-made baked goods while plugged into their Wi-Fi, ((505) 466-3886)

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Café Pasqual's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Latin, Mexican, Southwestern
Dining Options: Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $$
Guadalupe Café 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Latin, Mexican, Southwestern
Dining Options: Family Friendly
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
Celebrations Village West 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, New American, Southwestern
Neighborhood: MIDTOWN
Tecolote Café 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Southwestern
Neighborhood: MIDTOWN
Plaza Café 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Southwestern
Dining Options: Counter Seating, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Take Out
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
French Pastry Shop 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, European, French
Dining Options: Take Out
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
Santa Fe Baking Company 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Local Specialty
Dining Options: Counter Seating, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: MIDTOWN
Bagelmania 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Take Out
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
Aztec Street Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Continental
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
Cafe Fina 10Best List Arrow
Neighborhood: Eldorado
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