A sunny, colorful place next to REI in the Railyard, the Flying Star is part coffee shop, part diner, with big windows and lots of oranges, blues, and purples in the décor. It's one of nine branches in northern New Mexico, but the only one not in or around Albuquerque. The café is known for its desserts, baked goods, and for breakfast served all day (try the eggs Florentine), but it also does salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more substantial plates like Thai steak tacos. There's even a magazine rack for extended stays. Service can be spotty sometimes—you order at the counter and they bring it to you, eventually—but at least the menu uses locally sourced organic produce as much as possible, and includes a number of gluten-free choices.