Every once in a while, you come across something in Los Alamos that deserves to be recognized as truly special. I believe it’s called a “shout-out” in modern management-speak.
When the Fusion Cafe closed its doors a month ago, I lost my favorite place in Los Alamos to have my usual afternoon addiction of a cup of espresso. On a whim, I dropped into the newly opened Rosebud Cafe in White Rock, next door to the Del Norte Credit Union.
I was blown away ─ easily the best espresso I’ve ever had in Los Alamos ─ maybe even better than Peet’s in San Francisco. High praise, indeed.
Rosebud has a rotating selection of baked goods, mostly gluten-free. Everything I’ve tried has been absolutely delicious. Their baker truly knows what she’s doing. Her French Macarons (not Macaroons) are as good as any my son has treated me to in New York City. They also do light lunches of soup, salads and sandwiches that I’ve not tried but look to be very good, and a daily selection of interesting popsicles.
Anyway, Rosebud Cafe is truly an unsung gem and deserves to be better known. It’s worth a trip down from up on the Hill.