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Albuquerque's 5 best spots for affordable coffee

Albuquerque's 5 best spots for affordable coffee
Espresso Fino. | Photo: Nina F./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 18, 2019.

Craving coffee?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable coffee spots in Albuquerque, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.

1. Espresso Fino

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Topping the list is Espresso Fino. Located at 222 Gold Ave. SW in downtown, it is the highest-rated affordable coffee spot in Albuquerque, boasting five stars out of 314 reviews on Yelp. 

The site has lots more information on Espresso Fino.

"Espresso Fino serves the most amazing freshly ground espresso and coffees on this side of Italy, as well as a wide selection of teas," the business's Yelp profile states. "Showcasing local talent, Espresso Bar offers delicious food, including burritos from Cecelia's, pastries from Café Miché and treats from other bakeries and kitchens."

2. Central Grill and Coffee House

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Next up is West Park's Central Grill and Coffee House, situated at 2056 Central Ave. SW. With 4.5 stars out of 772 reviews on Yelp, the breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. 

In terms of signature items, the business writes on its Yelp page, "Breakfast served all day. Try our famous pancakes, specialty sandwiches, gourmet burgers, authentic New Mexican Southwest dishes, fresh baked desserts, full espresso coffee bar. We proudly serve Seattle's Best coffee." 

3. Tia Betty Blue's

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South San Pedro's Tia Betty Blue's, located at 1248 San Mateo Blvd. SE, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly breakfast, brunch and Mexican spot 4.5 stars out of 539 reviews. 

As to what the business is known for, "New Mexican staples such as breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, blue corn enchiladas are accompanied by whole bean pintos and grilled papas," it states on Yelp. "Blue corn waffles served sweet, with a variety of our house-flavored whipped creams, or savory with eggs and chile, are a top seller."

4. Golden Crown Panaderia

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Golden Crown Panaderia in Wells Park, is another much-loved, cheap go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 513 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1103 Mountain Road NW to see for yourself. 

The site has lots more information on Golden Crown Panaderia.

"We have had the honor of not only being on the Food Network once in 2004 with the show 'Food Finds,' we are now being featured on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' for our pizzas."

As to what the business is known for, "New Mexican pizza, breads, pastries, coffee, sandwiches, garden-fresh salads (yes, we have an indoor garden)," it states on Yelp.

5. Cutbow Coffee

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Last but not least, check out Cutbow Coffee, which has earned five stars out of 92 reviews on Yelp. Stop by 1208 Rio Grande Blvd. NW next time you're in the mood for a cup.

The site has lots more information about Cutbow Coffee.

"Cutbow Coffee was founded by one of the nation's most accomplished artisan coffee roasters, Albuquerque native Paul Gallegos," the business notes in its Yelp profile. "With over 25 years' of coffee roasting experience at Peet's Coffee, Paul's acumen is undeniable."


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