Chamber: Pig + Fig Cafe Owner Laura Crucet Announces Expansion To Downtown Los Alamos

Pig + Fig Cafe owner and Executive Chef Laura Crucet. Courtesy photo


Pig + Fig Café owner and Executive Chef Laura Crucet has announced that she will be expanding to downtown Los Alamos in the MainStreet district with a new restaurant concept. The new café will eventually occupy the corner property where Starbuck’s plans to vacate, but the popular Pig & Fig Café that specializes in gourmet comfort food and traditional French style desserts will remain in its flagship White Rock location. 

“I couldn’t be more excited to expand to downtown Los Alamos and offer a new concept. It will be different from Pig + Fig, with a different name and different menu, but some favorites will be there,” said Crucet. “This new location will be named The Cochon Café. Cochon is the French word for pig and Chon was my mom’s nickname, who has always been my partner in spirit in all my business decisions.”

Crucet, who was named “Best Chef, Greater New Mexico” by the New Mexico foodie magazine Edible, added that they will also offer their signature wine menu and serve one hot dish special each day, which they will prepare at their White Rock location.

“I have a deep commitment to this community and believe there is tremendous potential for our downtown district. I’m happy to be part of that growth. Thank you to property owner Joe Arellano, who cares deeply for small businesses.”

Los Alamos MainStreet Director Lauren McDaniel expressed enthusiasm for the expansion. 

“Laura and Pig + Fig are local treasures, and I’m thrilled this prime downtown location will house a popular local small business,” said McDaniel. “It’s my goal to bring more small businesses like this to our downtown and create a welcoming environment with more sidewalk seating — where people can connect with friends over a hot coffee and pastry or relax with a glass of wine. I think there is great demand for this type of atmosphere in Los Alamos and I congratulate Laura on her exciting expansion.”    

Crucet added that she will have a ribbon cutting through the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce when the new location opens.

“I look forward to celebrating another new local business expansion and congratulate Laura on her upcoming move to the center of downtown,” said Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann.

The Cochon Café move-in date is not yet determined, but those interested in staying updated may visit and sign up to receive newsletter updates on this expansion, and more.