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Jun 6, 2009 07:33 PM

Pop Up Café: The Coffee Shop in Sebastopol’s Saint Rose

Thanks to a tip from Heather irwin’s BiteClub, yesterday morning I headed over to Sebastopol’s Saint Rose to check out the morning café action. From 7am to noon, Monday through Saturday, The Coffee Shop takes over Mark Malicki’s restaurant for a pop-up café.

Road signs

The woman who runs The Coffee Shop used to operate the Orange Café. Local favorite, Village Bakery supplies most of the breakfast pastries.

Coffee bar

Santa Rosa’s celebrated roaster, Ecco Caffe is the coffee of choice. I had a cappuccino, $2.50, and a refill from the self-serve coffee urn.

Right now, the only hot item is an egg and ham sandwich with a choice of cheddar or pepper jack cheese, $4. Fluffy and light scrambled eggs from a local farm topped with pepper jack was a little too “challenging” for me in the morning, and I think cheddar might be a better choice for me next time. I chuckled when my plate came with a French laguiole knife, this might be the only egg mcmuffin cut with a pedigreed implement.

When business picks up, more hot items for a breakfast menu are planned. For now, The Coffee Shop is a bright spot in this part of the west county for a good cuppa and some morning cheer.

Cafe Saint Rose
9890 Bodega Hwy, Sebastopol, CA 95472

The Coffee Shop
9890 Bodega Hwy, Sebastopol, CA

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  1. Thanks for the tip on this new spot. Great idea to share the space and lovely to have a good coffee place. I must try....

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    1. re: chowetta

      Pls keep us posted on how it evolves. It's quite a distance for me, so I'm not likely to return often. The patio and gardens are so lovely in daylight, I'm glad that customers have a chance to see them now. St Rose's sunday brunch has been discontinued for the time being.

      Village Bakery
      7225 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol, CA

    2. We took some visiting friends to Saint Rose, for a recent dinner. Although we had great hopes, it was a big disappointment. The waitress was ridiculously and intentionally rude to our guests, who are the sweetest family around. It's really too bad, because the chef/owner seems to be working hard, and is being undermined by a pompous, rude and arrogant waitress. We hope he takes some action soon, as we'd like to see his venture survive.

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      1. re: petaluma pete

        Sorry to hear that. How was the food?

        Note that this morning cafe is a separate operation from Saint Rose and just rents the premises.