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“Not quite quaint, but still old” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Old Town Novato

Old Town Novato
Grant Avenue, Novato, CA
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Novato
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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“Not quite quaint, but still old”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Lots of boutiques, places to eat and plentiful, unmetered street parking. A couple antique shops in the mix, and a gigantic Whole Foods at the very end of Old Town juxtapose mom-and-pop vs. corporate America. Truthfully, the Whole Foods ruins the Old Town vibe.

Visited December 2012
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“Home of the best coffee and pastries in novato. Dr Insomniacs fine coffee and tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Try the coffee shop Dr. Insomniacs coffee 800 grant ave. Incredibly great coffee. They have this great pastry called a scuffin.

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“lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Absolutely lovely to see. Just what I imagined. Dont go before 10 am though shops wont be open. Go to the sweetie shop when your there mmmm

Visited September 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
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“Really nice shops and restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I like how there are many nice restaurants and shops in this area. I work nearby and it's great to go out to lunch with co-workers, but also to visit the banks nearby, and whole foods as well.

Visited September 2012
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Petaluma, CA
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“My old digs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

When I lived in Novato, almost everyone there was great. They were friendly, happy, and fun to be around. Maybe things have changed now that the economy has tanked. It may be a very long time before the economy gets much better, so look for real friends, (the kind you don't need to impress with new things).

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