There are many things that bring tourists to Albuquerque and keep the locals around- from the hot air balloons rising as the temperatures fall, to the ambrosial aroma of chile roasting throughout the city and into homes- you’re bound to find an enchanting experience.
One experience you won’t want to miss, whether you find yourself in the NE Heights or the Art District of Albuquerque’s downtown streets, is the robust awakening of Albuquerque’s coffee scene. A diverse make-up of local roasters is sure to keep you grounded amidst the enchantments of the Southwest.
Take a stride through time as you’re immersed in the historic adobe architecture at Blackbird Coffee House. Nestled in a quaint corner of Albuquerque’s Old Town Plaza, you’ll be transcended as you sip on a Honey Bear latte in the patio gardens of this artisan coffee house. 206, 8 San Felipe St NW 2 Suite, Albuquerque, NM 87104, 505.944.6789, blackbirdcoffeehouse.com
Revitalize your imagination in this eclectic downtown coffee shop. Zendo Art and Coffee offers an environment basking in life, surrounded by natural light and a backdrop of greenery. You will find yourself amongst a gallery in an inviting space where artists come to replenish their creativity and display their work. 413 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505.926.1636, zendocoffee.com
Take a break from shopping or studying, get some peace and quiet, and slip away into caffeinated bliss in the neighborhoods of Nob Hill. Michael Thomas Coffee Roaster is a home away from home, offering an inviting space for anyone wanting to enjoy a silky-smooth cup of coffee. 298-200 Bryn Mawr Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, 505.504.7078, michaelthomascoffee.com