The Taos News - Best of Taos 2020 : 2020-06-11

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2020 Best of Taos Results Best Brunch Best Coffee Shop Gutíz Coffee Apothecary 812-B Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-1226 616 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 779-8706 COVID-19 Update: Business operations may be affected due to ongoing precaution­ary measures; contact businesses directly for updated hours and availabili­ty. coffeeapot­ Gutíz has earned best brunch accolades for six years running, offering handmade chocolate truffles by Jennifer Loves Chocolate and a menu of fused Latin and French cuisines. Gutíz pastry chefs show off their skills in the kitchen with everything from the chocolate croissants to the eggs Benedict topped with homemade Hollandais­e and an impressive selection of sandwiches. The atmosphere in this well-regarded café is often described as “serene” and “pleasant.” An apothecary is a person who prepares and sells medicines. Coffee is one of humanity’s favorite remedies because it both stimulates and relaxes the mind and body. Since opening in 2017, this is its second Best of Taos blue ribbon. The Coffee Apothecary roasts in small batches, on-site from sustainabl­e and ethically sourced beans. The café works with local suppliers for the freshest, highest quality milk and teas, and provides multiple nondairy alternativ­es. It makes its own chocolate and syrups and offers a rotation of house-roasted, single-origin espresso, pour-overs and cold brews. food and drink Farmhouse Café and Bakery World Cup Café 1405 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado (575) 758-5683 102A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 737-5299 farmhousec­afeandbake­ Best Breakfast Best Breakfast Burrito Taos Diner Manté’s Chow Cart North side: 908 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos; (575) 758-2374 • South side: 216 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos; (575) 751-1989 Location 1: 402 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos; (575) 758-3632; Location 2: 1541 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos; (575) 758-4855 Find on Facebook Taos Diner consistent­ly ranks high in this annual survey for the best place for breakfast. The Charles Breakfast Burrito, the Copper John, homemade corned beef hash, large, house-made biscuits and daily specials are just a few of the mouth-watering reasons the first-place vote is true. And good coffee brings it all together. The “Diner” is no secret to locals (who many like to call “the Diner in-crowd”) when it comes to morning fare in this homey and casual favorite. Ah, the breakfast burrito – a much-loved New Mexico favorite traditiona­lly made with scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, cheese, potatoes and red or green chile, all rolled up in a big, warm tortilla. The survey says no one makes a better breakfast burrito in these parts than the folks at Manté’s Chow Cart. Many moons ago, this humble Taos favorite started out as a food truck, hence its name. In the first Best of Taos issue in 1999, Manté’s won this category. The love continues. Michael’s Kitchen 304-C Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos; (575) 758-4178 Abe’s Cantina y Cocina michaelski­ 489 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco (575) 776-8516 Coffee Apothecary Find on Facebook COURTESY PHOTO 6 BEST OF TAOS 2020 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS

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