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For a pretty laid-back state, New Mexicans are surprisingly into coffee. We’re not as snobby about it as some other places, but we know a well-brewed cup when we sip one. Readers highlighted coffee shops all over the state, so many that we’ll never need to ask Siri for the closest Starbucks.


Iconik Coffee Roasters 

The Lena Street location is a cool, cozy-industrial space to sip a pour-over and get some work done; the downtown shop is a great place to pop in for a bagel and recharge with a “bullet-proof” cup.

The drive-up window on St. Francis is a lifesaver on a busy morning, while the newer location on Cerrillos near Paseo de Peralta is conveniently located near Sage Bakehouse.

This popular downtown espresso shop and gelateria recently moved across Marcy Street to a new spot next to Cheesemongers of Santa Fe.

Also in Santa Fe, Java Joe’s serves a hot cup with gorgeous pastries in a newish space on Siler Road; there’s also a smaller location and drive-up window on Rodeo Road. The Teahouse serves a full espresso menu, beer, wine, and great food all day. Betterday Coffee Shop & Kitchen serves Stumptown coffee next to La Montañita Co-op. Downtown Subscription is a popular spot behind Canyon Road to loiter over a latte and the newspaper.



This hip coffee shop serves super-high-octane brews in mason jars and dramatically increases the cool factor of its immediate neighborhood.

Humble Coffee
A loyal following makes it hard for this popular shop to be too humble. Look for the flash of orange along an otherwise unremarkable stretch of Lomas Boulevard.

Deep Space
This is serious hipster habitat downtown, but the cool kids are onto something: exceptional espresso.

Old Town Farm Bike-in Coffee
The city’s hardest-to-find coffee shop is beloved by cyclists who know exactly where to duck off the Río Grande bike path for this hidden treasure.

Michael Thomas makes artisan coffee accessible with classes on beans and brewing methods. Espresso Fino is a gourmet coffee micro-bar on Gold Street. NM Piñon Coffee Company’s popular piñon-flavored coffee is available at two coffee shops in Albuquerque’s North Valley.



Head to Elevation after lunch for a gelato and a shot of espresso—but bring cash. World Cup is smack-dab in the center of town where it’s easy to dash in for a quick, cash-only mocha. Wired has a quirky cabin/treehouse/garden vibe and plenty of private nooks to flip open your laptop. Coffee Cats offers a huge menu of flavored coffees with feline names; the “hair ball” is four shots of espresso. The Coffee Spot serves vegan tacos to a loving crowd of mesa rats.



Near NMSU, Milagro is a fun place to relax over an espresso, milkshakes, and an almond croissant—or hit the drive-through for an Americano and green chile bagel.  At Beck’s, you can grab a cup to go from this cool stone-faced coffee shop and then take the kids across the street to the playground at Klein Park.



302 Main Espresso is one of the coolest spaces in Farmington—a historic building with Artifacts Gallery. Javalina, Jumping Cactus, and Yankie Creek are our readers’ favorite spots in Silver City. In Gallup, Silver Stallion and Gallup 
Coffee Co. are tops. 
Sacred Grounds gets the nod in Ruidoso. Circa is the hippest espresso bar in Tucumcari. People are cuckoo for Coco Bean Café in Grants. Mock’s Crossroads Coffee Mill keeps Clayton awake. Highway 4 is the hot spot in Jemez Springs. Jahva House packs ’em in during downtown block parties in Artesia. When you’re in Clovis, hit up the Java Loft. In Hobbs, try Undergrounds Coffee. And look for Traveler’s Café in Las Vegas.

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