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Cafe Des Artistes

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Historic District
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223 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2714
+1 505-820-2535
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Center Valley, PA
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213 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I had a late lunch (2:30pm) here on a Saturday in the last week of October. There was only one person working, so he was doing everything. That said, he was nice and handled things pretty well. There are a few seats inside and a few more outside; we sat outside. My wife and I split a... More 

3 Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
Atlanta, GA USA
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226 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is an ideal place to stop, relax and enjoy a bite and beverage. The French owner is friendly, interesting and a major Santa Fe enthusiast.

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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806 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

As with most of Canyon Rd., mid-day is probably the best time to cruise the galleries. Cafe Des Artistes is a good place for a sandwich and drink and to just sit and watch and listen. Charming owner, salads and sandwiches can be quite good.

3 Thank RickMIusa
Schaumburg, Illinois
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92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stopped here for a break while walking the Canyon Road. A one man operation. We ordered gelato, it was prepackaged. Not necessarily a bad thing unless you like it freshly made.

Thank peterglassman
Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by this cafe while touring Canyon Road as we were looking for a place to sit down and relax. Attracted by Jazz music , we walked into this cafe or maybe more like a cute convenience store where wine, drinks , snacks and gelato are available! The owner sat out on the patio with jazz music on the... More 

3 Thank OhYa
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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344 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a very small, sweet, unassuming restaurant toward the beginning of Canyon Rd on the south side of the street. Although curious, I had walked past the restaurant many times because it was set back from the road a bit and… well… it just never happened. While on a walk a couple of days ago, there was a sudden... More 

2 Thank Outofdodge_10
Traverse City, Michigan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Always always have lunch here wonderful fresh healthy food. Outside eating area makes one feel as though you are in a Paris bistro. The owner is not to be missed if you love French accents and charm.

2 Thank mered4u
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a great place to have a light lunch while visiting galleries on Canyon Road. For us, dinners in Santa Fe are the big meal, with lots of green chile. A sandwich or salad mid-day is perfect. I like the avocado and turkey sandwich here, and the salads are also excellent. You can sit under shady umbrellas and take... More 

4 Thank Christopher W
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

At the base of Canyon Rd, this is a surprisingly fresh, almost European feeling, out door cafe that is a fitting gateway to the famed artist's road. Received a personalized welcome from the owner. Sandwiches were very good, especially my roast beef; (I like it rare). Will want to return.

3 Thank leftmiller
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Stopped in after an afternoon of Santa Fe sightseeing - including the galleries on Canyon. Cafe Des Artistes is a wonderful place to stop for a great, reasonably priced, lunch. Peaceful outdoor seating, genial host, and creative menu...what more could you ask?

3 Thank Willwerks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2714
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Historic District
  • Neighbourhood: Historic District
  • Phone Number: +1 505-820-2535

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?