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Basque Boulangerie Cafe

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460 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
+1 707-935-7687
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 18:00
Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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San Francisco, CA
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had "lunch" at 12:11pm on 11/16/16. As others have said, the place is small and there is very limited seating, but people were almost out the door waiting to order. With that and all the positive reviews on yelp, we looked forward to good food. We were wrong!! I ordered a tuna sandwich and my wife... More 

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Thank SFtraveler49
Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the bakery 3 times during a 4 night stay in Sonoma - this place was very busy in the morning and obviously popular for a reason! We loved the chocolate chewy cookies and angel cookies. On our last visit we were offered free bread - presumably what needed to be let go after the day's sales. We were... More 

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1 Thank travelbug132
Sonoma, California
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278 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stop by a few times a week, usually for bread. Every employee pumps right along helping to select a bakery or food item. Most items are very good and day old items on the front row are good value. You can walk down the side alley to view through the window bakers in action. Impressive. It would be more... More 

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Sonoma, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venerable spot on the square has gone seriously down hill since the most recent purchase and change of ownership. What used to be vey reliable albeit simple food is still simple but not reliable. The croissants are inedible. No way are they butter croissants. The almond croissants are dry and taste like they are made from lard. So sad... More 

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Thank FranceAvignon
Southlake, Texas
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235 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bakery that also makes sandwiches. Located on the sonoma square, you can grab a sandwich and eat it there, in the park across the street or on the go.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Susan at Basque Boulangerie Café helped me setup excellent "Grab and Go" meals for two groups that I was sending off on excursions for the day. The quality of the food was amazing. A fantastic Breakfast and a perfect lunch. The prices are just as amazing as the food. They had all the food ready to go for our transportation... More 

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Miami, Florida
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151 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The café is located by Sonoma Plaza, great place to take a coffee break or even to have lunch. Place is full of locals which is always a good sign. Great cappuccino, fresh bread and an amazing Napoleon.

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Sonoma, California
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Staying in Sonoma, heard a lot about this bakery from our hotel concierge. Went there for coffee and breakfast in the morning, it was wonderful. The breakfast panini and ham, egg croissants were to die for. My wife had morning bun, awesome. On our way back home, we stopped by for some sandwiches to go and them on the road,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went there Sunday morning for breakfast. Fantastic bakery, and the egg, bacon and cheese sandwhich was awesome. Fun listening to lady call out orders. White Mocha coffee was wonderful. Good local place to relax and enjoy Sunday paper.

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new hampshire
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In my Tripadvisor searches before our visit to Sonoma, I was most excited about this place! I love bakery stuff and one of my favorites in sourdough bread. This was supposedly one of their "specialties." Well, I bought a cheese croissant and a bank oaf of sourdough. The croissant was so STALE, it was almost unedible. The bread did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 18:00
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-935-7687
Description
The Basque Boulangerie Cafe opened on the historic square of Sonoma in 1994 and offers two generations of baking excellence. "The Basque", as it is affectionately known by locals and return customers, specializes in lightcrumb, crisp sourdough breads and assorted sweet French or Parisian style breads, Danish pastries, morning rolls, cookies and cakes in its lively cafe, as well as delivering these fresh products daily to its wholesale customers. The Basque Cafe offers an extended cafe style menu available all day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?