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“I'm so lucky this is my neighborhood cafe!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dierks Parkside Cafe

Dierks Parkside Cafe
Ranked #1 of 523 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sonoma County CA
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“I'm so lucky this is my neighborhood cafe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

If I were lucky enough to stumble on the Parkside when visiting from out of town I'd be very smug about finding the locals' favorite spot! The food is something special, really good fresh local ingredients and a range of items from the most basic '2 eggs and you're out of here' to my favorite, smoked salmon hash, a delectable stack of hashbrowns, incredible local wild salmon smoked by Santa Rosa Seafood just up the street, grilled tomatoes, eggs and topped with hollandaise. Wow! The staff is cheerful and skilled, and the coffee is really good. There's even a couple of tables crammed in between the front door and the parking lot- not much of a view but on nice days you're welcome to sit there with your dog.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, CA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Small Breakfast Cafe - Fast, Quality Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

We would have to give the credit to another review site that will not be named on here that brought us to this location. Not much to look at from the outside. It was very understated, and almost questionable when we first walked up. Once inside, it was a warm and friendly enviornment with great staff and a bustling feel.

The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food came out faster than most diners, and any adjustments made at our table were adhered too perfectly.

I ordered the Breakfast Sandwich. This was an Egg, Ham, Bacon, some greens and a Mayo Pesto mix that was wonderful and it came with a big green salad on the side. My wife went with the traditional Pancake and Ham breakfast, and our friend with the eggs bendict. Each dish was done simply and very well. No complaints at all. This one was a winner and an understated find!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank secondalrm
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Amsterdam
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“honest, welcoming, breakfast/lunch as it should be!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

Staying at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country. They have a list of 'recommended restaurants'. When asking the staff at the hotel (all three locals) they definitely suggested Dierks Parkside Cafe for a nice and good breakfast/lunch. Gosh, they were right!!!! :-)

First visit we had a classis "Two eggs any style", OJ and coffee. Second visit (within our 3 day visit to Sonoma) a delicious salad with advacado and tomato.

In essence: a honest and welcoming with more than good quality food for your dollar.

P.s. on our second visit we brought our dog. We sat outside and the staff and locals were very friendly to both us and the dog.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Raymond1981
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Redmond, Washington
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“For breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

Food nothing special poached eggs under cooked and pancakes were blaw. Service was on low end of average.

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Thank Happitutalk1
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Henderson, NV
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88 reviews
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“Outstanding breakfast/brunch in Santa Rosa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2011

My wife and I enjoyed it so much, we went back the next morning. The place looks like an absolute dive, but the food is as good as it gets. The Caggiano Chorizo Hash (kind of a Thai/Mex thing) was off the charts delicious. The French toast was excellent, as was the Benedict. Service was great too - this was a real find.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GVRBill
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