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Basque Boulangerie Cafe

460 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
+1 707-935-7687
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Ranked #9 of 106 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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
Charleston, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here by accident and what a delicious surprise. Pastries were great and so was the coffee. Bread was also really good. And everyone was friendly. The store was full, but it had a nice and warm environment. You will not be disappointed.

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Cape Town
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121 reviews 121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place does many things very well. We went in there to buy some bread...there was a large amount of choice. We also bought a Bronut and a Tiramisu slice. All this to take away. We'd already eaten and we regretted that we didn't stay for a sandwich and coffee. The menu looks really appetising and the place was full.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Very casual. Order at the counter for dine in or to go. We got to choose a roll from several different kinds, then choose sausage or bacon, then choose what kind of cheese, and the egg required no decisions. Delicious! Good mocha and latte too! While the place was packed, our order was taken and ready in no time. Prices... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Came here for lunch on my first day visiting Sonoma. Food was good and fast. It so busy though finding a place to sit in the small place was difficult. If it had not been raining there would've been spaces available. Anyway, I'd go back buy probably not if I wanted to sit and relax.

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I was hoping for a quality French bakery in the central plaza of Sonoma. The food and drinks were good, but it lacked the upscale feeling most people seek in a French cafe. Coffee was self serve from gas station style carafes. The pastries were good, as well as the croissant sandwiches. We were sitting outside waiting for our order... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We stopped here for a quick coffee and pastry prior to leaving for wine tasting and it was a great choice. There are a ton of choices when it comes to coffee, pastries and breakfast sandwiches that there is sure to be something for everyone you come with. Plus, you have the opportunity to sit inside or out, pending on... More 

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NY State
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Don't get me wrong. The food is tasty. But if you get here during the lunch rush or a busload of confused German senior citizens was just dropped off, be prepared for a chaotic scene. That's what happened to us--lunch rush and a busload of people inside. There is no "line". If you're ready and the person at the register... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Looking for a great place for breakfast while in the wine country? Visit the Basque Boulangerie Café. My husband and I were in the wine country celebrating our anniversary with two other couples. The first morning we bicycled here and were amazed by how good the pastries and coffee were. The second morning we brought the other two couples with... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My friends and I came here both mornings we were in Sonoma because it was so delicious. The bronut (brioche donut) was one of the best things I ever ate, and the service was great too. From the cheese sticks to the scones to the quiche to the bronuts--everything was outstanding!!

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McAllen, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a fantastic place for me to stop and get a coffee and pastry for breakfast. I sat outside and enjoyed the gorgeous Sonoma morning. I ended up getting a few things for our picnic as well. It was great!!

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Additional Information about Basque Boulangerie Cafe

Address: 460 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
Phone Number: +1 707-935-7687
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Dessert, Café

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