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Howard's Cafe Bakery & Juice Bar

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3611 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465
+1 707-874-2838
7:00 am - 2:30 am
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Elk Grove, California
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying in Occidental and were told Howard's was the place to go for breakfast. We went on the March 16 and the 18th. On the first visit the food arrived stone cold and my BF sent it back. I was so hungry I ate mine, nothing to rave about. The apple chicken sausage I ordered was a skimpy... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch when we were in Occidental and just loved the old Howard's RR Station building where it is located. Enjoyed a good meal and very friendly service here.

Thank Peggy625
Encinitas, California
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Howard's was a great choice. It's hard to get in so go early. The place is always packed. Good food, and a lot of it.

Thank Pris N
Occidental, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

only breakfast restaurant. good and varied. used to have best bisquits and gravy in area but changed recipe.my loss since I live here

Thank jaypoppins
Anderson, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Had two wonderful breakfasts while I was in Occidental, CA. The coffee was great and so was each breakfast.

Thank elgaycia
South San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Stopped here for a snack. Had delicious coffee, muffin & scone. Sat out on the deck with our dog. Found out they also have a menu for the dogs. Wish we had gone earlier for breakfast, sure looked and smelled good! Making sure we eat here on our next visit!

Thank Jackie B
San Francisco, California
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

There may be more breakfast choices earlier in the day in this small village of Occidental, but when we arrived around 2pm, I think this was the only choice for all day breakfast. It is all cash, which is good to know. They probably have an ATM nearby if not in there, we happened to have cash. I really enjoyed... More 

Thank David S
Kansas City, Missouri
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This place is charming and so good! My daughters and I picked this restaurant for lunch on our girls' day out day. We were in the Russian River area for the week and were focused on having a healthy, tasty lunch after a few days of richer foods. We were all happy with Howard's and loved the food. It was... More 

Thank trishkc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This very old building has housed the same breakfast/lunch resturaunt for many decades. It's the only breakfast place in Occidental. Good omelets, and eggs benedict, pretty fair gringo version of huevos rancheros. Good home fries ( grilled potatos). Pancakes are ok. I think they have real maple syrup..if you ask. Expensive Nutcake juice bar if that's your thing. Expect any... More 

Thank lawrencer782
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A great find in the small town of Occidental. We stopped in for lunch after zip lining. A wide menu of breakfast, brunch and sandwich options. Very fresh food and friendly staff. Cash only!

Thank ddsmith7182

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3611 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Occidental
  • Phone Number: +1 707-874-2838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?