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Lindy's Coffee Shop

500 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM - (505) 242-2582
Posted By Michael Stern on January 27, 2014 11:21 AM
Opened in 1929 and originally known as the Coney Island Café (for the chili-topped “Coney Island” hot dogs on the menu), Lindy’s Coffee Shop is a culinary relic of old Route 66 through the heart of Albuquerque. Although it is no longer open round-the-clock as it once was, it remains a slice-of-life diner where many regulars come to chat at the counter all morning long.

Lindy’s is an especially good place to know about if you are breezing through town in a hurry and are hungry for breakfast. In a crockpot near the gorgeous antique cash register is an assortment of hand-holdable breakfast burritos, which are tortillas wrapped around bacon, egg, and cheese with red or green chili. Excellent on-the-go eats!

It is said that Muhammad Ali once came to Lindy’s to eat a bowl of red chili which, while not of the sophisticated and high-priced Santa Fe style, is a hearty bowl of good, rib-sticking diner fare with a genuine New Mexico zest. The menu is a big and familiar, including all sorts of hamburgers, Greek salad, and blue plate specials. We are especially fond of Lindy’s meat loaf dinner: big, chunky slabs of moist loaf accompanied by smooth whipped potatoes and blanketed with brown gravy.

At the counter or in an upholstered booth in the front room affords a fine view of life on Central Avenue, coming and going as it has now for more than eighty years.
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