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Breakfast en route from SF to Sonoma?

jsgjewels May 13, 2008 07:16 PM

Anything noteworthy on the drive from San Francisco to Sonoma without making any serious detours? Not looking for anything too exotic, eggs, pancakes and other usual suspects will do just fine. Thanks!

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  1. Sarah RE: jsgjewels May 13, 2008 07:34 PM

    Trying to keep you on the right side of 101, off the E Francisco turnoff there's Le Croissant on Bellam and Pier 15 on Harbor off E Francisco. If you can hold off until Novato, IHOP (not noteworthy) in the Vintage something mall where Costco is (Rowland Bl turnoff). These first come to mind for Marin w/o any laborious detour or searches. Bet there's more!

    1. Husky RE: jsgjewels May 13, 2008 07:39 PM

      In Sausalito there is Lighthouse which is excellent. Take the Sausalito exit off the GGB and go through town. Lighthouse is on Bridgeway and then you can just continue north on Bridgeway to 101 North. My favorite breakfast spot in Marin.

      Lighthouse Cafe
      1311 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

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        TToneTT RE: jsgjewels May 14, 2008 06:39 PM

        Here are my suggestions, Mama's (a must) or Bette's Diner (in berkley).

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          annabana RE: jsgjewels May 16, 2008 01:17 AM

          If you want a nice view (including outdoor creekside dining) and hearty plates of pretty good food (not the pancakes but the chorizo scramble and lox plate are quite good) try the Dipsea Cafe just off 101 on route one in Mill Valley/Tam Junction. Going further off the freeway downtown MV's Toast is also good and I like the blueberry pancakes better.

          1. VanessaItalyinSF RE: jsgjewels May 16, 2008 02:18 PM

            If you have a sweet tooth and are open to an Italian-style breakfast, I would suggest Emporio Rulli in Larkspur. If you're there somewhat early during the weekend, you can enjoy bomboloni (fried pastries with custard filling) with a cappuccino. The way real Italians will have it! :)

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              OldTimer RE: jsgjewels May 16, 2008 04:30 PM

              Your best bet is Pier 15 in San Rafael, just off 101. Great eggs benedict, served all day.

              1. WCchopper RE: jsgjewels May 17, 2008 01:30 PM

                Boulange de Strawberry Village is close to Hwy 101.


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                  jsgjewels RE: WCchopper May 19, 2008 03:30 PM

                  Cool, good to know for future trips. We ended up going to Boulange on Hayes because we got a later start than planned.

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