The cathedral-ceilinged spot at the entrance of the Pacheco Street Lofts
reminds me of cafés in Napa, where healthful and mindful living feel
bright, spare and fresh-faced instead of funky, Boho-cluttered and
Pampered Santa Fe pooches can now join the afterschool crowd that gathers daily at Ellie’s Yoberri Park. While their owners indulge in the classic tart frozen yogurt, canine snackers get to lap up two-buck cups of probiotic goodness made especially for dogs.
The brand-new academy—brainchild of native son turned British food
sensation Rocky Durham and former Santa Fe Community College culinary
instructor and pastry expert Tanya Story—offers a new kind of food
education for Santa Fe locals.
Inside the bright space, Murphy and Annamaria O’Brien, with their two
adorable children skipping in, out and around their legs, serve a simple
daytime menu, heavy on comfortable egg-based dishes that best define
the café as a brunch spot.