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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 107 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
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great croissants and breads. We got croissants, cookies, a brownie, a baguette and a tshirt [ only $10, 100% cotton]. everything was great and completed our picnic needs.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I just came in to have a breakfast and was nicely surprised by the quality of the food. Nicely prepared, freshly prepared and well spiced. Soy latte was ok, too. Good place to have breakfast, with the only inconvenience of hardly finding a place to sit on a Saturday morning, which seems to be normal in Sonoma on weekends.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

No trip to the Sonoma Plaza would be complete without a stop by the Basque Bakery for great breads, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches. Everything is freshly baked in the back, inexpensive, and delicious. The only problem is seating, which is limited. Of course, right across the street are plenty of picnic tables in the Plaza. The main problem is deciding... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is the second time I've had bad coffee here. The first time I had a double espresso and it turned out to be very bitter and not enjoyable. The second time, we had americanos which were so watered down you could hardly taste much coffee. Even after they added another shot of espresso, they still seemed very weak. As... More 

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182 reviews 182 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had been driving to Sonoma and it was time for our coffee break. The bakery was gorgeous. They make all kinds of breads, muffins, croissants, etc. The Carrot Apple muffin was scrumptious We bought a loaf of sour dough whole wheat.

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Bokeelia, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had brunch at Basque Boulangerie in downtown Sonoma and enjoyed our meal so much we decided to route our return to San Jose through Sonoma so we could return the next day. It did not disappoint and we bought a pie to take back and enjoyed it later.

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Kenwood, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Friendly place with very good deli food but the real draw is the bakery with a nice selection of all the decadent treats you could want. Prices are a little high but I guess the answer to that is :you know you want it, and its good tasting stuff. Taste is consistent with top quality ingredients. I'm going back! Sitting... More 

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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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144 reviews 144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 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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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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