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Breakfast in Sonoma

estarae Sep 15, 2008 06:45 AM

We're off to Sonoma and dinner reservations are all set (thanks to all for great info). We don't usually eat breakfast but research has dictated breakfast before winery visits so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for breakfast places. We are staying in Sonoma but will be driving to wineries in the Napa area too. Any suggestions for interesting breakfasts would be much appreciated. (I have searched the board but haven't found anything other than Boon Fly Cafe-and we'll be in Sonoma for a week.) Thanks again to all out there for your help!

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    Mick Ruthven Sep 15, 2008 11:40 AM

    Garden Court Cafe & Bakery in Glen Ellen, a short drive north of the town of Sonoma and just off Hwy 12. They are known for their breakfasts including excellent scones (they sell out) and biscuits and “Granny’s sausage and gravy”, the best biscuits and gravy I've ever had. Also, note that Healdsburg is not a short drive from the town of Sonoma.


    Garden Court Cafe
    13647 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

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    1. re: Mick Ruthven
      wolfe Sep 15, 2008 12:02 PM

      Also, note that Healdsburg is not a short drive from the town of Sonoma.
      About 40+ miles but they could winery hop on the way back to home base.

      1. re: Mick Ruthven
        kresge86 Sep 15, 2008 02:08 PM

        Just curious - Is "Granny's sausage and gravy" made with white, red or brown gravy? Pepper? I am always looking for places with B&G as I am a HUGE fan of biscuits and gravy, but only if they use a white gravy, and I prefer a heavily peppered gravy.

        1. re: kresge86
          Mick Ruthven Sep 15, 2008 03:12 PM

          It's been a while, but it's certainly not red gravy . I'd call it a white gravy, but don't remember the state of the pepper.

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        cyberroo Sep 15, 2008 11:09 AM

        In the town of Sonoma, I like the El Dorado Kitchenette for coffee and pastries if you're looking for something light. Sunflower Cafe is a favorite around town, as well.

        Out and about, I'd really recommend bovolo in Healdsburg (any day except Wednesday). Bacon to die for. It's not fancy, but the food is really really good.

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          kresge86 Sep 15, 2008 09:29 AM

          I don't know if this is too far out of your way or not, but I recently enjoyed a wonderful, lazy breakfast at BarnDiva in Healdsburg. We sat outside on a beautiful morning, ordered a breakfast cocktail, and had some fantastic beignets (not your classic type - these are long and thin like breadsticks). I believe they only serve brunch Friday - Sunday.

          1. wolfe Sep 15, 2008 08:59 AM

            I found a nice review of the diner in the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, not on CH, but you might check it out. Thank you for "A Little Cafe". My kids are in Lansdowne and they might enjoy it. Caveat, there were also some not great reviews but there is almost no universally loved restaurant on this board.

            Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
            100 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma, CA 95476

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