Located in the heart of Albuquerque's Downtown, The Boiler Monkey is the hippest coffee spot and eatery east of the Rio Grande.
The Boiler Monkey began in a 1977 Crown school bus in 2011. Outfitted in steam-punk decor with owner/operator Matt at the crepe iron, it was Albuquerque’s first food truck bustaurant. We rocked the local mobile eatery scene and earned national recognition for the custom design, but after two years on the road The Boiler Monkey set down roots; now permanently located within an industrial modern space right downtown. We are as passionate about our community and neighborhood as we are about the food and coffee we serve. Matt has expanded the menu with many more food options, and beer and wine in addition to our famous crepe and coffee selection.
Our bean selection focuses on single origin coffee because we believe it promotes wage equality and symbiotic relationships between farms and roasters. All our coffee is provided by Prosum Roasters, the only female-run roaster in New Mexico. Our espresso roast is a custom-made blend, specific to the Boiler Monkey. Our house roast rotates between single-origin farms world-wide, from Mexico to Nicaragua to Ethiopia and more. We feature our own house-made chai, a recipe past down by the Ayurvedic gurus of the southwest, and an earth-shaking Colombian hot cocoa. Trained himself by renowned Italian barista Sauro Dall’algio, Matt mentors all our Boiler Monkey baristas in the artisanship of fine coffee brewing.
Contact us for private events & work lunches
600 Central Ave SW
First Fridays 4-7 PM live music & new art