I think of Santa Fe’s Travel Bug as “The Map Store” and confound people when I say that’s where I’ll meet them for tea (or coffee if they must.) But there are more maps here than ever existed when cartography was middle-aged. Books too, travel guides yes, but books about the places as well. Flags. Phrase books in obscure languages. Travel gear like packable hats and useful gadgetry. All in home-owned quirkiness. And it’s my chosen coffee house because it’s prices are well below Starbucks; it has free WiFi (and great patience); serves homemade sandwiches, soups, salads and store-bought pastries; has indoor tables and two outdoors sitting areas; ample parking, and is never crowded. A best-kept secret and here I go babbling. At 839 Paseo de Peralta (walking distance from the Plaza.) 505-982-0418.
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