The Short Order
Santa Fe has plenty of places like
The French Pastry Shop & Crêperie — ones that serve good food; that offer fast, mostly friendly service; but that locals avoid or forget about because of tourist throngs. Step in off San Francisco Street or from the lobby of La Fonda, and if you’re not distracted by the artful pastries in the case — everything from croissants and éclairs to Napoleons — choose a seat. About half the menu is devoted to sweet and savory crêpes, but there’s also a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, a phenomenal French onion soup, a Niçoise salad, and quiches. Recommended: French onion soup, spinach and cheese crêpe, Niçoise salad, Nutella crêpe, pain au chocolat, and palmier.