The 5 best espresso places in Albuquerque are hard to choose! Albuquerque has a vibrant and growing espresso scene. New coffee places open all the time. Each place has its own coffee flavor profile, specialty roasts, and blends. Why are these espresso places our favorites? They have really good espresso, as well as pastries and other treats.
We’re big fans of repurposed or unusual buildings. Our picks for the 5 best espresso places are because they’re also located in really cool spaces. Sometimes the appeal is in unique decor or inviting outdoor gardens with flowers and fountains.We hope you’ll try some of these and find out for yourself why we like them so much.
Little Bear is our go-to espresso place. The vibe is definitely urban and industrial, since it’s located in a former tire shop. You might want to try one of the goodies in the case to go with that coffee. Or maybe you’d rather get out of your coffee rut. Try one of their teas or specialty drinks. They’re located in Nob Hill on Central Avenue. Enjoy your drink in their comfortable indoor space or enjoy abundant New Mexico sunshine on the patio outside.
New last year is the addition of a wine bar after 4:00, when the atmosphere changes from dedicated coffee drinkers to an evening gathering place with friends. Little Bear has several locations. Our local–where everybody knows our name–is at 3123 Central NE.
Villa Myriam is just northeast of the downtown Albuquerque area in an industrial area. Their coffee beans are single-sourced from their grandfather’s coffee farm in Colombia. This amazing space in a converted building is sleek and modern. It’s a comfortable place to enjoy your espresso and meet friends, Watch the beans being roasted in their huge roaster on the upper level. Villa Myriam: 573 Commercial Street NE on the corner of Commercial and Roma Street.
Michael Thomas Coffee Roaster has a wide selection of various beans and roasts. Enjoy a delightful brew in their more European-inspired setting. This converted house is just south of Central Avenue between the University of New Mexico and Nob Hill. Their secluded brick courtyard is a peaceful location with lush plantings and a fountain. Michael Thomas Coffee Roaster: 202 Bryn Mawr Drive SE.
Zendo Coffee is a downtown staple. Zendo’s goal is to build community–above all through coffee! Try one of their locally roasted blends, specialty drinks or the daily pour. Zendo Coffee: 413 Second Street SW.
Cutbow Coffee is on Rio Grande Blvd. just north of Old Town. It’s a magical light-filled space with sleek surfaces, artful fishing decor, steel stools.and hardwood floors. The gleaming coffee roaster takes center stage behind the counter. Artisan roaster Paul Gallegos has been roasting coffee for over 25 years. “Coffee lives and breathes, especially while being roasted. Paul admits he seldom roasts the same coffee the exact same way twice. For consistency he relies on finesse, instinct, and the deft touch provided by decades of roasting in an old-school manual style.” Cutbow: 1208 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Return to the Bottger Mansion of Old Town
After exploring the 5 best espresso places in Albuquerque, you’ll want to relax in comfortable, peaceful accommodations. Stay with us at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, a historic bed and breakfast in the vibrant city of Albuquerque, NM. We provide lovely rooms, great coffee, and friendly hospitality. A warm, delicious breakfast will help you start your day. Experience the many attractions of Albuquerque or simply soak up the peace and quiet of our cozy inn. Our beautiful haven in New Mexico is waiting for you, so check our availability and book your stay today!