We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sam's For Play Cafe & Catering

2630 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2747
+1 707-528-2929
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
$$ - $$$
2630 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2747
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (70)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

31 - 40 of 69 reviews

Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a group of nine. The were efficient and friendly. Willing to do separate checks. Food was very good with plenty of choices. Pie was outstanding.

Thank dianarose2452
Reviewed September 20, 2014

We did not have great expectations as we were staying next door at the Vagabond but their continental breakfast did not look like something we wanted to eat. We were very pleasantly surprised by Sam's! Firstly, they were able to accommodate our group of nine...More

Thank Monte D
Reviewed September 14, 2014

The food was great and at a great price. I loved all the antiques that the place has throughout the whole restaurant. They brought back many memories

Thank tippervs
Reviewed August 16, 2014

Family members took us to this restaurant for breakfast on a Saturday morning. The place was packed for all the right reasons, but our wait was short and worth the while. If you like home style cooking at a reasonable price, and served with a...More

Thank 1952Bruce
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had breakfast here on the holiday weekend. The menu is nice, the prices are good, the food was tasty, and we had a great server. This place is close to the freeway, too. If you are near the Steele St exit in Santa Rosa,...More

1  Thank handtalker
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Hubby and I had a doctor's appointment very early this morning that required us to be fasting since yesterday. We'd already decided on having breakfast-for-dinner tonight, so by 8:45am we're done with our appointment and thinking about lunch. Not wanting to drive through a burger-doodle,...More

Thank helmerphud
Reviewed September 3, 2013

In a few words; comfort food that's really good! We enjoyed everything we ordered and we hit it hard to see what this kitchen was made of. Fresh squeezed OJ; yes FRESH, was a hit. i loved the hot salsa that came to the table....More

Thank Perry R
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Next to the Motel 6 North in Santa Rosa, the cafe is well laid out - lots of room. Oldies playing and a great, simple menu! Waitstaff are courteous and efficient. Good food! A good stop on your way into the City.

Thank Douglas A
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This diner was founded by a food server of many years. She wanted comfort food served with a home like atmosphere. She accomplished this with her diner. We visited the Santa Rosa location although she has another location in a neighboring city. We had the...More

Thank sewkitty
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Staff are always friendly but not intrusive, casual dining but good solid home cooked comfort food. The BEST Chicken Fried Steak ever! Good homemade salsa at your table as well!

Thank Carolie A
Nearby HotelsSee all 25 hotels in Santa Rosa
Hotel Santa Rosa
99 reviews
.04 miles away
Motel 6 Santa Rosa South
53 reviews
.07 miles away
Motel 6 Santa Rosa North
98 reviews
.51 miles away
Golden Coin Motel
2 reviews
.55 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
In-N-Out Burger
73 reviews
.23 miles away
Sea Noodle Bar
77 reviews
.34 miles away
Hang Ah Dim Sum
48 reviews
.32 miles away
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
101 reviews
.34 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Charles M. Schulz Museum
927 reviews
.46 miles away
Children's Museum of Sonoma County
44 reviews
.52 miles away
Redwood Empire Ice Arena
69 reviews
.37 miles away
Siduri Wines
19 reviews
.92 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sam's For Play Cafe & Catering staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2630 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2747
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-528-2929
Sam’s For Play Cafe & Catering serves delicious American Home Style food in a casual comfortable atmosphere. The intention since creating Sam’s in 1985 has always been to have a place where everyone can have a good time and enjoy a good meal.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing