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Costeaux French Bakery

417 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Ranked #4 of 81 restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $13
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Description: A Healdsburg establishment since 1923, Costeaux French Bakery serves as a destination for residents, wine country enthusiasts & international visitors. Visit the open-air cafe for breakfast, lunch, or stop in for world class fresh-baked breads. Over the years, Costeaux has been honored with Sonoma County Harvest Fair Best of Show Professional French & Specialty Bread awards. Come visit our French-inspired cafe bakery & consider us for your next event. Inquire about special event catering, check out our breakfast & lunch menus. We also have a private meeting room for up to six guests. Be sure to eye our famous dessert case or browse our wedding cake book.
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English first
Mahwah, New Jersey
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176 reviews 176 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

So clearly this is mainly a French bakery/cafe on the main thoroughfare of Healdsburg. We sat with a friend at an outdoor table in the covered entrance area to the cafe. It was pleasant sitting there, watching the world go by, which is the correct attitude here as the pace of service is fairly relaxed. My hubby liked his duck... More

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was there around holiday season, so maybe they just had a lot more goodies on display, but I don't think I have ever seen so much wonderful baked goods, maybe in Europe. Their signature bread is superb.

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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

One of the best lunches I've had in a while. The bread has to be experienced to be believed. You really can't describe it, they do it very, very well. I had a French dip. Meat was perfect and I found I like it better without dipping it. It was perfect just the way it was. Wife got the PB&J,... More

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I love this place! It makes me feel like I am eating in a French bistro. They bake all of their own croissants, pastries and artisan breads using the freshest of ingredients. The cakes in the case remind me of the beautiful culinary creations in Paris. This is the perfect place to go for a nice breakfast or lunch. The... More

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Shamong, New Jersey, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

our wine-a-bago guide from Healdsburg tours picked us up boxed lunches from Costeaux Bakery. They were delicious! Inside was a huge sandwich, chips, pickle, potato salad and a French pastry lemon bar or brownie. We had a picnic lunch at a winery in Sonoma.

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Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You cannot leave Healdsburg without stopping by here. There are an overwhelming number of choices that are just mind numbing good. Feast on site and take a lot home. The breads and granola are exceptional. The pastries were mouth watering. Service folk were friendly, just not on point. But it truly didn't matter, as the offerings at Costeaux are THAT... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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572 reviews 572 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came early for breakfast, and glad that we did, as this restaurant fills up fast. Very nice ambiance. The bread is special. We enjoyed our breakfast. Intuitive service

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Did a bit of research on where to have breakfast in Healdsburg and was so glad to have found Costeaux French Bakery. My husband and I opted to share the French toast and yogurt and granola bowl. The French toast was easily shareable due to it's size and richness. For me, the best french toast ever! You can't beat the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Healdsburg is a small town. We were at the Sonoma balloon festival in Windsor today and wanted a nice breakfast. We're visiting from Salt Lake City and just took a chance, and it's clean, cute, nice atmosphere, friendly service, and most important- breakfast wasn't greasy! (How many diner places have those shiny, greasy breakfast potatoes as an afterthought?) I had... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were referred to Costeaux from the staff at the Murphy Goode tasting room (which was also a fabulous experience) Costeaux feels like an old family bakery but the food is gourmet. The breakfasts were decadent and the homemade breads were unbelievable. The decor is charming and overall just a great experience.Eggs Benedict was one of the best I've every... More

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