Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Comfort Food at Cafe Cafe

Last night the twins (for whom the inns are named:  Hacienda Nicholas and The Madeleine) and I enjoyed a pizza night at Cafe Cafe, conveniently located in the vicinity of the Santa Fe Railyard.  We were graciously welcomed into this warm and unpretentious restaurant after a long day of work and school.  While our initial idea had been to just grab a pizza and fly on home, we found the appetizers to be so tantalizing that we opted for a larger repast. 

First came a brushetta brushed with olive oil and garlic, piled with mounds of fresh tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese.  The children devoured this, and didn't seem to notice they were eating a lot of healthy veggies.  Next we sampled a generous serving of flash-fried calamari with two dipping sauces.  I preferred the herb aioli, though the marinara was also very tasty.  Next came the pizza, which was both delicious and nutritious.  Chef Kristen Griffin manages a crust that is just the right thickness with a satisfying crispy bottom.  Our simple Pizza Margeurita was made with delicious homemade tomato sauce, actual slices of fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and strips of fresh mozzarella. 

The prices are very moderate, with a filling dinner for three coming in at just under $40.  We look forward to going back for some of the other tantalizing offerings on the menu:  Rosemary Polenta Fries, Toasted Ravioli, Parmesan Herb Crusted Veal Cutlet and Eggplant Parmesan looking especially yummy. The menu also features a number of classic pasta dishes, again, all homemade and prepared using the freshest ingredients available.

Save some room for dessert too - their gelato is also homemade!

Monday through Saturday, Café Café serves lunch from 11am to 5pm and dinner from 5pm to 9pm. Sundays Cafe Cafe offers an inspired brunch from 11-3 and dinner 5:30-8:30. Reservations are accepted. Please call Café Café at 505-466-1391 or 505-989-1730.

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