Light roasts, super-fast WiFi, an abundance of seating—what more do you want from a coffee shop/mobile office? Iconik Coffee Roasters in Santa Fe, New Mexico has two locations: one tucked inside Collected Works Bookstore downtown and a far roomier space on Lena Street. Seating at the latter is both indoors and out, with sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, high-tops, and Adirondacks tucked away in a semi-secret garden nook. Siblings Darren Berry and Natalie Slade opened the shop in May 2013 with pal Todd Spitzer; at the time, it was just the second coffeeshop in Santa Fe to roast its own beans. (Their weapon of choice: a circa-1927 Otto Swadlo roaster.) Espresso shots are pulled from a La Marzocca Strada; pour-over is V60. The café menu offers house-made pastries, bagel sandwiches, and salads. Whole beans are sold by the bag and coffee subscriptions start at $20 a month, with grinds customizable depending on your preferred method of brewing (Chemex, Syphon, etc.). And despite some rumblings to the contrary on social media, we found the baristas here to be miles friendlier and more service-oriented than at Iconik’s No. 1 competitor, a woefully outdated second-wave coffeeshop hardly worth mentioning by name.
1600 Lena St., Ste. A2, Santa Fe, NM; 505-428-0996.
202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM; 505-428-0996.