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

Melanie Wong Jun 6, 2009 07:33 PM

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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Cafe Saint Rose
9890 Bodega Hwy, Sebastopol, CA 95472

The Coffee Shop
9890 Bodega Hwy, Sebastopol, CA

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    chowetta Jun 9, 2009 11:49 AM

    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
      Melanie Wong Jun 9, 2009 01:57 PM

      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.

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      Village Bakery
      7225 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol, CA

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      petaluma pete Jun 13, 2009 01:02 PM

      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
        Melanie Wong Jun 13, 2009 01:04 PM

        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.

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