Santa Fe: Modern General

Tags: breakfast

If you’re looking for something light and healthy for breakfast or lunch, and also like to do a little shopping while you’re at it, Modern General is your spot. We were looking for something small and easy for breakfast while we were in Santa Fe, and I’d heard of Modern General after asking around for some recommendations, so we decided to go check it out. Located a few minutes away from the downtown plaza made it a little more quiet and easy going, which I liked. When you walk in, you’re surrounded by wall to wall shelves of cute little home and garden gifts. I found so many things I wanted to take home with me, I especially loved those Brugi wood boards!

 

Modern General, whose slogan is “nothing you don’t need,” opened it’s doors in February of 2015.  A relative newcomer to the Santa Fe dining scene, it’s a delightful combination of cafe, grocery, and hardware store, with a few fun things in between. You can buy freshly ground flour (from an assortment of grains), seeds for your garden, specialty laundry detergent, or a fresh juice all in the same place, so great!

We were there for a late breakfast, so we decided to keep it light with some toasts and a smoothie. I ordered the Avocado with Cilantro, Lime and Olive Oil, and my husband ordered the Poached Egg with Butter and Salt, and the Cherry Vanilla Smoothie. I was very pleased with my avocado toast, they went heavy on the avocado and the cilantro and it was so good. Their wheat bread that they used for the toasts was a good pairing as well.

The Cherry Vanilla smoothie was more beet-y than cherry flavored but I loved it, and there were full cherries in it too! It was the perfect serving size to satiate us as a mid morning snack. Next time we go, I would definitely want to give the Kolaches a try, kind of bummed we didn’t try them on this visit.

Modern General (637 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM // 505.930.5462)

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