This new restaurant is finally open. We have eagerly awaited the day we would be able to stop in on the way to Taos from Angel Fire; this property has undergone a very long and extensive period of renovation and includes some gorgeous new condo rental units along with the new restaurant. When we saw the 'open' signs as we drove through Taos Cyn, it took me a moment to react, but we were so eager to try it out for breakfast that we made a u-turn and went back, and boy are we glad we did.
The decor and ambiance is 5-star Santa Fe style! Beautiful stone floors and viga and tongue and grove ceilings, along with many other beautiful architectural treatments make the Shady Brook cafe a wonderfully appealing place to eat. Everything was clean and neat. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly and provided excellent service.
We enjoyed our breakfast. Coffee was the right strength and my wife's juevos rancheros and my country style breakfast were prepared very pleasingly and was delicious.
In an area where it is not easy to find restaurants that offer attractive and clean environments and excellent food and service, Shady Brook Cafe is a very welcome addition.
If you're headed through Taos Canyon, stop by and have breakfast or lunch at this place, you'll be glad you did.