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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: Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh baked bread

One night after dinner we walked past this place and there were baking bread for the next day. Boy did it smell good and we knew we had to come back. The next afternoon we stopped in and bought a loaf of sourdough bread. It was delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Jennifer D
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Lodi, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Lodi, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

One night after dinner we walked past this place and there were baking bread for the next day. Boy did it smell good and we knew we had to come back. The next afternoon we stopped in and bought a loaf of sourdough bread. It was delicious!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We couldn't resist the call of the pastries in the morning but were pleasantly surprised by the piping hot and plentiful ham/cheese/egg croissant that greeted us! It was huge (we could have split one) and super fresh. Great way to start a day before hiking and wine tasting. Quaint but bustling place. Love the outdoor eating area too. Definitely make... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Awesome selection of stuff and it seems to be where locals prefer so that's always a great sign. We went there 3/4 days in Sonoma.

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Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stumbled on this cozy café while waiting to start our winery bike tour in Sonoma. It is a bustling café with everything from flaky cinnamon buns to breakfast specials. The staff are friendly and efficient.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Staying in Sonoma and stopped in here early in the morning for coffee. They have delicious scones and pastries and ended up here 2-3 times over the course of my stay in the area. Highly recommend a purchase here and then sit in the square to enjoy

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Petaluma, CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We've only purchased simple bakery items here like croissants and muffins. All tasty. I enjoyed by Chai Latte as well. They have other 'lunchy' items on the menu but we haven't tried these as of yet. Get yourself a treat and head across the way to the grassy lawns of the Sonoma Square. Sit on a bench. Watch the kids... More 

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Philipsburg, Montana
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43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We parked in the heart of Sonoma, picked this place by chance. I had a great breakfast panini - their bread, eggs, meat and crispy hot from the panini press. Bought one of their

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stopped in on a Sunday morning so it was busy but we were helped right away and found a table. There is not much seating but the pastries are incredible. We really enjoyed this casual breakfast spot.

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Vancouver, Canada
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306 reviews 306 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This place is AWESOME! We arrived in the morning and got the egg, cheese, ham on a croissant breakfast sandwich for $6.25 and lattes. The placed was packed, which was a good sign...the food was fabulous, there was so much delicious looking items to chose from and we could see why it is such a popular place. We loved it... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This bakery/restaurant is in the heart of downtown Sonoma, CA. There are 4 tables out front where you can sit sipping your coffee and have an excellent pastry or sandwich. People-watching is at its finest. All baking is done on the premise. .My favorite in the rolls are the Dutch Crunch, they are usually snapped up early in the morning.... 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: French, American, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?