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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 107 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
Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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192 reviews 192 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Lakeville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stopped and had breakfast paninis and coffee in the morning. Also grabbed some sourdough. All were very tasty. Highly recommend.

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Eagle, Idaho
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Used to live in Sonoma. Use to be the French Bakery. Was back and made the stop. Still good but somehow not quite the same. Coffee was fresh and good. Went back for lunch and it was good. Maybe I just wanted to see some of the old faces? It has been sold.

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