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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
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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NY State
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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
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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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Calgary, Alberta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a busy little bakery, right off of the square in Sonoma, with seats on the street. We had the Croque Madame for breakfast, and it was wonderful. Great coffee and pastries too.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you want fantastic French toast and beautiful breads - this is the place! Veggie options, good sandwiches, lots of tea options - people seemed to be coming in for coffee. The bread selection was amazing.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This popular bakery and cafe serves fresh breads, pastries and lunches. An unofficial "ambassador" (a local who loves this place) greeted everyone who went through the door, encouraging us to try the special Beehive cake. We took his suggestion and washed the tasty confection down with two perfectly prepared cappuccinos made with Sonoma County's Taylor Maid coffee -- definitely the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We used the Basque Boulangerie Café to cater my bridesmaids on the morning of our wedding. Delivery was prompt and courteous, and the selection was spot on. Everyone seemed to notice the freshness of the baked goods and the overall excellent quality. We ordered a variety of croissants, muffins, sandwiches, breads and quiche; all of which were delectable and would... More

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Mexico, DF
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great spot! The line up will tell you how popular it is, fortunately it mooves fast. I had the french toasts which were tender and tasty, the best I have eaton after the ones my mom makes! And their cafe late is also sensational! This place is a must if your are in Sonoma.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Excellent bakery! Small gem in Sonoma. Pastries are super flakey and taste wonderful. Great prices too.

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

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