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Santa Fe:Plaza Cafe Update

AzDumpling Jul 7, 2011 02:34 PM

Any date been sent for reopening? Planning on being in town for Thanksgiving and love going there for breakfast.

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  1. finlero RE: AzDumpling Jul 8, 2011 09:29 AM

    I haven't heard any updates, but just a heads-up that they do have a South Side location with the same menu and quality. As you'd expect, it's missing some of the original's charm, but the food is still outstanding, and the prices reasonable.

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    1. re: finlero
      AzDumpling RE: finlero Jul 8, 2011 10:39 AM

      Thank you. I knew about their other location but since we are staying within walking distance of the Plaza location it would have been a great start to the day without a lot of effort. I imagine, since it sounds like a lot of work, that if it isn’t well underway by now it is not likely to be finished that soon. Guess I will just keep hoping.

      1. re: AzDumpling
        fyfas RE: AzDumpling Jul 11, 2011 10:52 AM

        Walked by there last evening with you and your question in mind.

        Absolutely no evidence of work going on inside. The space was rented out to a film crew for a week or so about a month ago.

        There have been rumors around town that the place would not reopen. I asked the owners who are ever-present at the southside location and they were adamant that the Plaza location would reopen.

        Note, too that they have opened a Cafe inside the New Mexico History Museum just north of the Plaza. It IS accessible from the outside without Museum admission from Washington Street. The Museum hours, however, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. so I think breakfast is less likely.

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          AzDumpling RE: fyfas Jul 12, 2011 07:37 PM

          Thank you very much. That is the kind of first hand observation I was hoping for. Guess I will stop hoping and accept it for what it is. Won't dampen my enthusiasm as our trip approaches as there is far too much to enjoy in Santa Fe for one restaurant to spoil a trip there in the slightest.

          1. re: fyfas
            fyfas RE: fyfas Jul 19, 2011 05:42 AM

            A further update from this morning's Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper re the cafe inside the New Mexico History Museum...

            The café in the New Mexico History Museum has reopened.

            A Santa Fe catering company, Someone's in the Kitchen, has begun serving light breakfasts and lunches at Cowden Café on the second floor of the downtown museum.

            The eatery closed April 1 when its previous operators, the owners of the Plaza Restaurant, decided to focus on repairing their fire-damaged restaurant.

            A news release said a request for proposals resulted in a contract for Someone's in the Kitchen through October, giving caterer Richard Derwostyp "an opportunity to see how well his current operation adjusts to the space."

            The café, which has free wireless, is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and drinks, cookies and pastries until 4:30 p.m. Diners don't need to pay museum admission.

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