Best Bakeries in Napa/Sonoma/Healdsburg? Votes Please!
Going to Napa/Sonoma/Healdsburg area in a few weeks and I'm looking for suggestions for Bakeries/Pastry shops... The reviews on here as far as Bouchon seem so mixed, that is one stop I've been considering.
I appreciate everyone's input! Thanks!
I've enjoyed what I've had from Bouchon - the only thing that I didn't like was there signature chocolate thing (it's tiny). It's not cheap, but I always enjoy a stop when I'm up that way.
Della Fattoria in Petaluma has fantastic breads and good pastries, but I've never lunched there.
On the Napa side, there's Model bakery at the Oxbow Market. I've enjoyed their breads, but wasn't wild about the pastries.
The Model Bakery in St. Helena (1357 Main St.). The best croissants I've ever had -- so flaky they "shatter" when you bite into them. Cyberroo cited the the Model Bakery at the Oxbow Market; I'm not familiar with that location, but loved the original in St. Helena.
The Model Bakery - duplicate
1357 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
Don't know if they'll sell the bread to-go or not, but I have to say again that the ciabatta at Scopa in Healdsburg is unbelievably good. Besides Downtown, there's also Costeaux Bakery in Healdsburg. I just had some of the pull-apart sourdough today and was reminded of how good it is for picknicking, and many French pastries there too. Flying Goat in Healdsburg is a coffee house but makes it's own baked goods and they're quite good.
In Penngrove, the breads from master baker Giusti at Full Circle are excellent. Also in that tiny burg (basically a wide spot in the road), check out Humble Pie (dinner and brunch).
We have an excellent Portuguese bakery, Nine Islands in Rohnert Park. Patisserie Angelica in Sebastopol makes some lovely fancy cakes and pastries . . . much better than Bouchon Bakery. Angelica's are sold through Williams-Sonoma, but if you're here, worth checking out in person.
9 Island Bakery
1 Padre Pkwy, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Costeaux French Bakery Cafe
417 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
6821 Laguna Pkwy, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Flying Goat Coffee
419 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Full Circle Baking Co
10151 Main St, Penngrove, CA
Flying Goat Coffee
324 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
109 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
10045 Main St, Penngrove, CA