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“Delicious Baked Goods” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basque Boulangerie Cafe

Basque Boulangerie Cafe
460 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
+1 707-935-7687
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Ranked #10 of 107 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
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.
Vancouver
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delicious Baked Goods”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great coffee, 3 types to chose from. They could use more seating and could advertise foods on offer better. A printed newspaper type menu instead of the overhead blackboards which can be hard to read.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good selection”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Sunday afternoon and still a good selection of baked goods to be had. Choose a few things to go and was happy with all. Cookies, tart, pastry item. A bit more than average since it seemed that all items had been made that day but not over the top taste to make it "very good". A place I would return to and would try a sandwich on the fresh bread next time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I was expecting an excellent lunch based on previous reviews and was surprised by the so-so fare. I had a turkey sandwich, a friend had the prosciutto and brie, and they were both okay but not great. Everything was acceptable. They have a few outdoor tables which face a park across the street, the environment is pleasant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Busy and crowded but the staff remained friendly under pressure. My croque monsieur was delicious and was served with a pickle and a couple olives on the side which were also quite tasty. My kids' hot dogs were massive. Only down side was I didn't feel full after; for what I paid, I should have had more (maybe the sandwich should have come with chips or something). But all in all a pleasant lunch.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Omaha, Nebraska
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152 reviews 152 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Made me wish I lived in Sonoma!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stopped at this cafe while on a wine tour. We were so impressed with the bakery and really, the whole cafe! The staff was so friendly and helpful. We chose a small red velvet cake for a friends birthday and they were so helpful putting it in a box to make sure nothing would get "smashed" during our way back to San Francisco. We wished we lived in Sonoma jiust to go to the cafe every day!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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