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Basque Boulangerie Cafe

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460 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
+1 707-935-7687
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
Description: The Basque Boulangerie Cafe opened on the historic square of Sonoma in...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 97
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So good went back a few times, a keeper

We can see why the locals frequent this place; very busy in the morning but they get to you quickly. Have tried the ham, egg & cheese crepes, veggie panini and French toast at different visits. They have tables, counter seating inside and tables outside so most times unless you just want to take it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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Chicago, IL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We can see why the locals frequent this place; very busy in the morning but they get to you quickly. Have tried the ham, egg & cheese crepes, veggie panini and French toast at different visits. They have tables, counter seating inside and tables outside so most times unless you just want to take it to go, should have a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had the coffee, almond pastry and fresh fruit bowl. A wonderful warm weather breakfast....Yummm! Went there every day we were there... try the espresso too if you're a fan...

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Sonoma, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the place to go and be seen in Sonoma! The locals meet here in the mornings before work. The pastries are wonderful, the French toast is amazing, and the daily specials varied and satisfying. The latte is the best on the planet. I meet a friend here for coffee at least once a week. The staff and locals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Wonderful bread and pastries. Don't miss the cheese sticks, they are to die for especially after a "hard night" in town. :) Coffee is "ok" by american standards but definitely nothing special - have the iced tea instead, it's really good.

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Mendocino
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everything I would hope for in a bakery!! Great products and more than pleasant staff. Must try the bee hive cake!! It's to die for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Coffee and pastries were very good. One of the baristas got our order wrong and then gave us attitude about it. But everyone has a bad day and it shouldn't dissuade you from trying their delicious pastries.

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Cerritos, California
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112 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Even on a rainy morning, this bakery draws a crowd. The sweet bakery offerings complemented our hot cup of joe. Eating outside, we enjoyed our breakfast in a relaxing setting and felt our selections were worth bragging about....see photos!

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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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Singen
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21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 460 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-935-7687

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Café, Dessert, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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.
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?