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Sep 15, 2008 06:45 AM

Breakfast in Sonoma

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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  1. 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

    1. 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. 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.

        1. 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

            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

              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

                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.