Best Free Wi-Fi

Iconik Coffee Roasters
Your butt on a banco, your mouth on a warm cup of not-just-any-pourover, your mind fixed on staying connected. Slip in on a Sunday morning for bluegrass or on any afternoon for a buzz.
1600 Lena St., Ste. A2, 428-0996

530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222

The Betterday
Solana Center, 905 W Alameda St., 780-8059

Best Public Servant

United States Sen. Tom Udall
Before he was Senator Udall, Tom was New Mexico attorney general and served in the other hall of Congress. He’s currently sitting on five Senate committees and is kind of a big deal.
120 South Federal Place, 988-6511

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales
200 Lincoln Ave., 955-6590

Best Nonprofit Program

The Food Depot
Collecting and distributing 5 million pounds of food in Northern New Mexico every year and holding the best soup-based charity fundraiser of the winter are just two reasons why the trains are on time at this depot.
1222 Siler Road, Ste. A, 471-1633

Kitchen Angels
1222 Siler Road, 471-7780

Best Nonprofit for Animals

Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
We love the beasts more than we love most people. The shelter off Highway 599 is a prime example of the caring community. Its mission statement says it all: “To support animals, save lives and spread compassion.”
100 Caja Del Rio Road,

Española Valley Humane Society
108 Hamm Pkwy., Española, 753-8662, 

Assistance Dogs of the West
1590 San Mateo Lane,

Best Environmental Group

Santa Fe Watershed Association
Advocacy, education, stewardship and restoration for the Santa Fe River celebrates 20 years in the flow. Student field trips to the watershed help kids fall in love with nature.
1413 Second St., Ste. 3, 820-1696

Sierra Club
1807 Second St., Ste. 45, 983-2703

New Mexico Environmental Law Center
1405 Luisa St., Ste. 5, 989-9022

Best Youth Program

National Dance Institute
We’re lucky to have NDI’s inclusive, energetic presence in the community and schools. Performances at the dance barns are some of the best entertainment value in the city.
1140 Alto St., 983-7646, 

Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe
301 Hillside Ave., 982-2042

Best Business in the Railyard/Guadalupe District

Violet Crown Cinema
Violet Crown Cinema | Mark Woodward


Violet Crown Cinema
A sure sign of success is that people go here even when they’re not seeing a movie. The extensive beer list, menu, room to stretch and view of the Railyard are just some of the reasons why.
1606 Alcaldesa St., 216-5678

Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute
1607 Paseo de Peralta, 983-7726

500 S Guadalupe St., 983-5721

Best Business on St. Michael’s Drive

We love how excited this computer repair and IT service business gets about the Best of Santa Fe poll. Located very near to second-place winner Tecolote, maybe you can combine breakfast and a tech fest.
1711 Llano St. Ste E, 428-6351

Tecolote Café
1616 St. Michael’s Drive, 988-1362

Loyal Hound
730 St. Michael’s Drive, 471-0440

Best Business in the Siler Road District

Meow Wolf
It’s not just a funhouse of art, lights, sound and imagination for all ages! Meow Wolf has also positioned itself as a popular music venue and food truck lunch spot, adding life to part of town that’s picking up.
1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369

Big Jo True Value Hardware
1311 Siler Road, 473-2255

Java Joe’s
1248 Siler Road, 930-5763

Best Business on the Southside

Plaza Café Southside
Get an eyeful of chrome and a belly full of pie at this mainstay that doesn’t want any of your PC dining trends. The chicken fried steak isn’t sustainable or local and they’re not hiding it. You will eat it and you will like it.
3466 Zafarano Drive, 424-0755

The Ranch House
2571 Cristo’s Road, 424-8900

Look What the Cat Dragged In
2570 Camino Entrada, 474-6300

Best Business on Cerillos Road

Jambo Café
Sure, it’s wedged into a strip mall, near a pet store and an Office Depot. But the tastes take you across the ocean. The restaurant is fully reopened after some car-crash drama and is a great spot for lunch or casual dinner.
2010 Cerrillos Road, 473-1269

The Pantry
1820 Cerrillos Road, 986-0022

Dr. Field Goods Kitchen
2860 Cerrillos Road, 471-0043

Best School Nursery

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences
Children as young as age 3 get started with nature play and social growth on what the Southside private school touts as a “multicultural art and science enriched curriculum.”
5912 Jaguar Drive, 438-8585

Desert Montessori
316 Camino Delora, 983-8212

Santa Fe Waldorf
26 Puesta Del Sol, 983-9727

Best Elementary School

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences
Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences | Liliana Dillingham


Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences
And apparently the parents, teachers and students of the school with about 130 pupils love their institution so much, they got organized to participate in the Best of Santa Fe readers choice voting!
5912 Jaguar Drive, 438-8585

Santa Fe Waldorf School
26 Puesta Del Sol, 983-9727

Best Middle School

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences
Students who leave this private school at the end of eighth grade take away creative values that educators hope will guide them toward success. Their hands-on learning at the Santa Fe River and an international study trip can’t hurt.
5912 Jaguar Drive, 438-8585

Santa Fe Preparatory School
1101 Camino de Cruz Blanca, 982-1829

Best High School

New Mexico School for the Arts
Musicians, actors, dancers and visual artists from this charter school have enriched the downtown area since it opened in 2010. A move to the former Sanbusco Center in the Railyard is in the works.
275 E Alameda St., 310-4194

Santa Fe High School
2100 Yucca St., 467-2400

St. Michael’s High School
100 Siringo Road, 983-7353

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