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May 13, 2008 07:16 PM

Breakfast en route from SF to Sonoma?

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. 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. 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

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

        1. 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. 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! :)