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Basque Boulangerie Cafe

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460 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
+1 707-935-7687
06:00 - 19:00
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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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Sonoma, California
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This bakery makes both breads and pastries. Both are very good but the Dutch Crunch bread (round loaves or personal sized bun) is the best I've ever had. It is not to be missed. One must get there early though as this bread goes very quickly.

2 Thank Susan G
Austin, Texas
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Basque was a very short walk from our rental and we made it a Go To place for breakfast pasteries, bread and even lunch a couple of times. Very Busy. Very Good.

2 Thank MBtexasfoodie
Sonoma, California
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches to eat in or out overlooking Sonoma Plaza. Great coffee. You can order something to take with you on a hike or to sit and enjoy people watching.

1 Thank geminidancing1849
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Susan helped me put together some meals for some tours that i had setup for some of my groups. Whether it was a chocolate tour or zip lining, Basque Boulangerie Cafe was able to accommodate both of them. They setup a breakfast and two lunches. They made it so easy for my group and the food was excellent. It is... More 

2 Thank Donna C
Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here in the summer during our 3 day stay in Sonoma. By far the best place we stopped at for breakfast. We made sure we got there early - after seeing how popular it was on TA with the locals! The turnover of tables is speedy and plenty of customers stopped by for take outs. Coffees were served... More 

2 Thank livelife692016
Rochester NY
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a real bakery/cafe, not a touristy establishment. Locals come here for coffee (had a few great conversations). As odd as this sounds, you can even get a bowl of slow-cooked oatmeal here. (Sometimes when traveling, it's a relief to eat goo, ordinary food.) Open all day. I'd go back!

2 Thank bjdRochesterNY
San Francisco, CA
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

1 Thank SFtraveler49
Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 

2 Thank travelbug132
Sonoma, California
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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 

Thank BoulderNut
Sonoma, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 19:00
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
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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