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Sunflower Caffe Espresso & Wine Bar

421 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
+1 707-996-6645
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Ranked #3 of 108 restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Californian, Healthy, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Description: breakfast, lunch, espresso, wine, patio seating, front sidewalk seating, happy hour
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235 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Two days in Sonoma and had a breakfast and a lunch at this establishment. The fact that it is always busy is a testament to the quality. Excellent choices with great variety. Breakfast served until 11:30 AM. Great choice of muffins, pastries, eggs, etc. very innovative choice of sandwiches. All fresh. Coffee excellent. When looking for a quick or leisurely... More

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had heard about the Sunflower Caffe viaa the Food Network so decided we just had to go there while in the Sonoma area. My husband and I had lunch in their peaceful garden courtyard--what a nice oasis from the hustle of traffic, The staff was very pleasant and helpful and WOW was the food ever great. My husband had... More

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Oakland, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My family of 3 had lunch here, and enjoyed it. The one thing to be wary of is the miserable wait - the service is agonizingly slow, and one orders at the counter where there is a slow moving line out the door. If they put one more person on the register they could change from poor service to good... More

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Germantown, MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Six of us ate here for lunch today. All of our sandwiches were fabulous form the signature duck, tuna melt, tuna with avacado to the chicken salad. The tuna salad was fresh and light with a slight lemon taste, not mayonnaise tasting. Bread was fresh, side salads were very fresh and we loved the vinaigrette. Spinach salad was good but... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Even though it was busy the lines moved fast and table turned over fast. Had the toast with egg and avocado drizzled with olive oil and it was fabulous. Could have eaten twice as much. Everything is fresh ingredients. Good to sit outside on a nice

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Napa, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Exciting, Eclectic, Reasonable, busy, busy, busy... A sprawling place to meet & greet, people watch, takes a few visits to learn the tricks; which vary with the season. Sometimes, one is ushered into the pleasant outdoor garden area, at other times, one has to Queue Up at the front bar. If you sit down somewhere, someone will find you and... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

One of my favorite places to go on The Plaza in the spring and summer. I always have the cheese platter and one of their unique beers. We grab a table outside and watch people enjoy our beautiful city.

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Sonoma, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant has some wonderful items in their menu. I especially enjoyed the piquillo peppers stuffed with Chèvre! There is a nice mix of salads, sandwiches done with artisanal breads and even some pastas. They offer dining outside in a lovely courtyard with the enchanting sounds of a fountain which is located in the middle of the courtyard. Charming!

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Napa, California, United States
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187 reviews 187 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were looking for a place to have lunch with a 2 year old. The Sunflower Caffe has tables on the sidewalk but we decided for the backyard which seemed nicer and more private. Since it was Saturday there was a line and for good reason - it's very good. My wife had the open face tuna melt and I... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a perfect morning with spa treatments at MacArthur Place. We wondered to downtown Sonoma and wanted to get something to eat before enjoying the area's wines. Multiple people suggested the Sunflower Cafe. It was the perfect place for a late lunch. There were salads, sandwiches, cheeses, breads, fruits and various other items to choose from. We each ordered... More

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