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Basque Boulangerie Cafe

460 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
+1 707-935-7687
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Ranked #14 of 106 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Dessert, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
Description: The Basque Boulangerie Cafe opened on the historic square of Sonoma in 1994 and offers two generations of baking excellence. "The Basque", as it is affectionately known by locals and return customers, specializes in lightcrumb, crisp sourdough breads and assorted sweet French or Parisian style breads, Danish pastries, morning rolls, cookies and cakes in its lively cafe, as well as delivering these fresh products daily to its wholesale customers. The Basque Cafe offers an extended cafe style menu available all day.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was glad to have read some other reviews and picked this as a quick stop for lunch before heading out to a winery tour. It was a great sandwich lunch. My husband and I both order the chicken salad sandwich, which was very filling. Our teenagers ordered the BLT and the Grilled Cheese. Both gave a thumbs up. There... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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278 reviews 278 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We always try to stop here when we're in town, and sometimes we're willing to just drive 2 hours to enjoy the place. You can sit inside or across in the park, enjoy espresso or sandwiches and just savor every bite of everything they make.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Saturday morning, 8AM, decided to get breakfast in Sonoma, one of the few places open around the square. WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE! We could have been in France or Italy. Friendly service, tables inside and out, great tasting egg and cheese croissants, good strong coffee, and all those baked goods. We enjoyed the local ambiance for about 45 minutes, then... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stopped by mid afternoon looking for a bite in between meals. The chicken salad wad good, but the Chicken painini was great! They also feature delicious baked goods.

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Tampa, Florida
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194 reviews 194 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What a great place we found by accident. I could not decide between the fresh basked goods and the breakfast so i had both!. The pecan rolls was excellent and fresh and my croissant breakfast sandwich with ham and eggs was excellent as well. Nice selection of coffee to choose from as well. You can get a mug if you... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The freshly cooked daily breads/cakes are a must. Very popular with the locals but worth the wait (no too long as staff work very hard)

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Baton Rouge
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When in Sonoma we always stop here for breakfast or lunch and even get pastries to go. The food is wonderful and the service is helpful beyond belief. The pastries, my mouth waters just typing this review. It does get quite crowded in the early morning, but it is all part of the experience. The reason for the crowds is... More

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Marmarth, North Dakota, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Best Cappuccino I had in Sonoma. Croissant breakfast sandwich was excellent. Gets pretty crowded in the mornings. Some outdoor seating.

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PALM SPRINGS, CA
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150 reviews 150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A young woman working behind the counter seemed as though she was stoned out of her mind- she was overly friendly and insisted knowing my name, where I was from and if I was married or not--she had clearly been hitting some sort of pipe. she was disheveled and disorganized as was the rest of the staff. Cheese on my... More

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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a wonderful spot to sit outside and watch the world go by with a great cup of coffee and a pastry. Very friendly staff. Tried the multigrain buns which were delicious but my favorite was a multigrain bread with sunflower seeds that they only bake on Saturday. The soup and sandwiches look wonderful; I'll have to try them... More

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