locally inspired contemporary american cuisine.



The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own- populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness.


Food prepared simply, letting local ingredients speak for themselves. Steps from the year round Farmers Market, we strive to establish relationships with local ranchers, farmers, and foragers. We are committed to crafting a menu of locally driven contemporary American cuisine. 

To accompany our menu expect a frequently changing selection of artisan wines, seasonal house made aqua frescas and a curated draft and bottle beer list with a focus on local and craft brews, as well eclectic beers from around the world. 

Chef Jon Helquist

Jon relocated to Santa Fe in 2016 on the heels of a 27 year run at some of the San Francisco Bay Area's top restaurants.

At age 19 Jon was hired at the renowned Berkeley, California, restaurant Chez Panisse. He spent 7 years there learning his craft. Jon then joined Chef Paul Bertolli at Oliveto restaurant focusing on true rustic Italian cuisine.  Jon credits Paul with teaching him the importance of 'bottom up cooking,' which Jon describes as building layers of flavor with a minimum of embellishments, letting the ingredients shine. Most recently Jon has spent his time cooking in many of California's top Wine Country dining destinations. 

Our Mission 

At Cafe Sonder it is our honor and privilege to serve you as a customer. With that, we strive to ensure that each guest at our Cafe receives prompt, professional, and friendly service. Our goal is to provide you with a first class dining experience in a clean, comfortable, and well maintained Cafe. We believe that the price and nutritional value of our meals is of the utmost importance, therefore we utilize the finest in locally sourced ingredients served at a price which fits into our tradition of service, value, and quality. Finally, it is our mission to ensure that our staff and guests alike are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

We believe that through the employment of these principles we assist not only in creating a stellar dining experience, but also in contributing to the continuity within the local community that we love. 

Our Values

We value exemplary service, unwavering professionalism, and unmatched quality.



(505) 982-9170



326 S. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505



Breakfast Counter Service / Coffee Bar

7 am to 11 am Daily


Dining Area

Lunch 11 am to 2 pm Daily

Dinner 5 pm to 11 pm Daily


Bar Area

11 am to 11 pm Daily