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Best Breakfast in Wine Country

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A few of Sonoma County and Wine Country’s favorite breakfast spots…

Santa Rosa

Jeffrey’s Hillside Cafe: Former John Ash & Co. chef does Wine Country dining for breakfast — with some Southern hints. Lemon blintzes, chicken fried steak, sticky bun french toast. MORE

Dierk’s Parkside :
A significant local chef turns his attention to breakfast, brunch and lunch, bringing his culinary chops and Slow Food ideals to the table. There’s always a line on weekends. Fresh donuts, poached egg salad, duck confit, Country Benedict. MORE

Carlos Country Kitchen
: It’s nothing fancy, but there’s some seriously good grub here, served up in mega portions. Biscuits and gravy, pancakes, scrambled eggs, Huevos rancheros.

Cookhouse: Tucked far out of focus, this tiny cafe is breakfast gold. Nothin’ fancy, but top-notch biscuits and gravy.

Bruno’s on Fourth: Great eats from a casual, neighborhood restaurant. Chef Rick Bruno is a solid local chef, and does breakfast Sonoma Style. Biscuits and gravy, Dungeness Crab Benedict, homefries.

Hank’s Creekside: Local mom and pop featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Don’t expect fancy, but do expect long weekend lines and terrific pancakes. Plus, a nice view of the creek, if you’re lucky enough to get a window seat.

Crepevine: Bay Area creperie opened in Santa Rosa featuring both sweet and savory crepes, omelets, salads, sandwiches. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Healdsburg/Windsor
Downtown Bakery and Creamery
Costeaux
Bovolo

Petaluma
Hallie’s, 25 Keller St., Petaluma, 773-1143.
Sonoma
Fremont Diner
Schellville Grill
Sunflower Caffe
Big 3 Diner

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2 Responses

  1. rdh November 2, 2008 at 8:22 pm #

    I love macs deli I only wish they were open on sundays! As far as omelette express, please stop judging the waitresses they’re just nice girls trying to make a living. I worked there for 4 years. The owner is a genuine creep who thinks that if he keeps putting his name on the SR city council ballot that eventually the odds will weigh in his favor.

  2. BiteClub October 27, 2008 at 10:20 am #

    Posted By: PJ (26/09/2008 12:00:42 PM)
    Comment: Carlos Country Kitchen: http://food.sonoma-county.org/FoodInspectionDetails.asp?FoodID=PR0000038
    Posted By: Jay (08/09/2008 10:01:39 PM)
    Comment: Everyone should check out Lita’s Cafe in the Long’s shopping center on Mendecino. She used to have Lita’s Coffee shop on Sebastapol rd and now she is back in business and better than ever! the custom omelette’s are amazing and you cant beat the serving sizes and to top it off its priced pretty cheap! The service is good and the owner is really cheery and attentive to all of her customers! Lita’s Cafe 1973 Mendocino Santa Rosa,ca Call for take out as well…7075751628!
    Posted By: best dishes!!! (29/08/2008 3:45:21 PM)
    Comment: Top ten..Queenies in Elk, Carlo’s on College Ave., Dierk’s Parkside, Hallies in Petaluma, Willowwood in Graton, Tea House/Room in Petaluma, Egghead’s in Ft.Bragg, Bruno’s on 4th, Mac’s on 4th, Madrona Manor for brunch
    Posted By: Breakfast Guy (26/08/2008 4:33:45 PM)
    Comment: Checked out Dierk’s this past Sunday for the first time. Loved it. Great atmosphere, service and the food was very good. The Huevos Rancheros were assembled differently than I’ve had before, with queso fresco etc sandwiched between two corn tortillas, the tomatillo sauce was great. We also had their corned beef hash, not cooked mixed with potatoes like Hank’s (which are also good). The potatoes were on top with the egg. Delicious. Had a fried bread thing, kind of like a burrito sized donut with cinnamon sugar on top. (I think they call it ‘pull apart pastry’). Made for a good appetizer while our orders were being prepared. Will definitely return.
    Posted By: Gimme Yummy Foods (08/07/2008 12:04:55 PM)
    Comment: Ya…went to Dierk’s once…NEVER again! The worst service EVER!! Wouldn’t know how the food is, since I never got any, thanks to the lack of service.
    Posted By: Tricia (07/07/2008 5:29:20 PM)
    Comment: I can’t believe that there hasn’t been anyone talking about Mac’s on 4th Street. They have the best Eggs Benedict!
    Posted By: Melissa and Julian (07/07/2008 3:41:03 PM)
    Comment: We’re completely obsessed with Dierks for breakfast, especially on weekdays when it’s not too packed… amazing food, and, if you can imagine it, even better staff… a slice of Santa Rosa to be proud of and to go back to over and over.
    Posted By: Ray (07/07/2008 2:41:25 PM)
    Comment: Love Hanks, Flavor and Sams 4 Play…but no one mentioned East West in Sebastapol…awesome fruit pancakes (fruit mixed in batter) and salmon benedict.
    Posted By: Milliner (07/07/2008 9:01:06 AM)
    Comment: There’s no place named “Howards” it’s called “Howard Station Cafe �”
    Posted By: Rose (06/07/2008 12:23:08 PM)
    Comment: If anyone remembers the Chili Bowl on Old Redwood Hwy., the old truck stop. had the best chili in the county and went well with breafast. Well, that recipe is now at Singletree in Healdsburg!! Also in Healdsburg, Flaky Cream Donut, has a breakfast to die for and the staff treats you like royalty.-Yum!!
    Posted By: wanderingsean (05/07/2008 12:25:03 PM)
    Comment: For service, as well as food, you are missing out on PINER CAFE!!!! My favorite. Also not too shabby is Flavor for breakfast
    Posted By: ric (05/07/2008 8:48:33 AM)
    Comment: I agree with another poster that Howards in Occidental is hands down the best. Try the smoked salmon florentine omlet with cream cheese, tomatoes, spinach, capers, topped with holindaise. Good coffee, potatoes, but gets crowded and noisey.
    Posted By: Diana love breakfast foods (04/07/2008 12:01:38 PM)
    Comment: Carlos’ Country Kitchen is the best place in to eat breakfast and lunch in this county! I take all of my out of town visitors there and everyone loves it! Carlos and Karen (sp?) are the best! They remember you every time and even ask about your families. And the food? Everything is SUPER fresh, filling, and just plain AWESOME! Go eat there. Now. =)
    Posted By: nelly (03/07/2008 8:36:34 PM)
    Comment: I have to say Tubby’s in Cotati!They’re always friendly, the food is always HOT and tastes great and they always keep me with a full cup! We try to go as often as we can!!
    Posted By: sandra (02/07/2008 10:36:09 PM)
    Comment: I like Redwood Cafe in Cotati. The ambience is very rustic but they have good ingredients and great coffee. Try the Redwood omelette with chicken sausage, loads of avocado and mushrooms and just enough cheese. My husband and I ate at Cafe Saint Rose on Bodega Hwy and we were very disappointed. The portions were small and there wasn’t even a basic egg and bacon/sausage on the menu. We use to eat there when it was Two Crows, which we miss. Sandra
    Posted By: Luda Fiske (02/07/2008 7:25:14 AM)
    Comment: Reds Recovery Room is simply the best place for breakfast! Just kidding. My favorite three places are Howards, Howards & Howards.
    Posted By: John (01/07/2008 7:57:23 PM)
    Comment: Ah, the predictable mostly Sonoma-centric world-view of everything, including “wine county” and breakfast. How quaint and amusing! I always thought of Hank’s as a really great Denny’s, with a longer wait and higher prices, but much more socioeconomically- advantaged patrons.
    Posted By: effervescent (30/06/2008 11:10:55 PM)
    Comment: HOWARDS in Occidental. Hands down the best breakfast around. Everything garden fresh and delicious, fantastic wooden building, and a true west county crowd that ranges from dreadlocks to biking lycra, to Sunday dresses. A breakfast experience to repeat!
    Posted By: missikie (30/06/2008 8:18:43 PM)
    Comment: To: xtinaznap I looked up Legends, as I was did not know where it was either. It is at the Bennett Valley Golf Course in Santa Rosa.
    Posted By: j.j. (30/06/2008 7:45:16 PM)
    Comment: I remember when I first discovered Hanks and Singletree and the others. Years later, where do I eat breakfast? Singletree.
    Posted By: bonzo (30/06/2008 7:42:06 PM)
    Comment: dierk’s parkside – great coffee, great food, simple place – what a cafe should be
    Posted By: Scott (30/06/2008 7:25:41 PM)
    Comment: Carlos Country Kitchen 90 W. College Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 569-9734
    Posted By: Scott (30/06/2008 7:21:57 PM)
    Comment: Carlos’ Country Kitchen is by far the best breakfast place in Sonoma County! You feel like you are in your families kitchen when you are in there. Carlos and Karyn (the owners) are there on a daily basis working and talking with every single person who enters. It is by far the most welcoming place around. They have practically no turnover of employees because the atmosphere is superb. I haven’t even touched on their food yet. Their food is what breakfast and lunch should be. It’s like home cookin’! When in season, a lot of their tomatoes and some veggies are straight from their home garden. They have by far the best Italian Sausage you will ever taste! I highly recommend the Italian Sausage and Cheese omlette! It is quite impressive. I have been a happy customer of theirs for years, and I put them up against anyone. -Scott
    Posted By: Denise (30/06/2008 12:54:28 PM)
    Comment: I agree that Hank’s is okay. The best breakfast for me is Willow Wood in Graton and The Garden Court Cafe in Glen Ellen is wonderful, great service and excellent food. Fresh, good quality homemade style food at both places.
    Posted By: Denise (30/06/2008 12:54:27 PM)
    Comment: I agree that Hank’s is okay. The best breakfast for me is Willow Wood in Graton and The Garden Court Cafe in Glen Ellen is wonderful, great service and excellent food. Fresh, good quality homemade style food at both places.
    Posted By: Loves Breakfast (30/06/2008 11:02:14 AM)
    Comment: The best breakfast by far is at Mini-Aker Ranch. From stuffed Crepe’s, Custom Omelettes, home made hash, french toast, country fried potatos or hash browns to the standards like steak, ham, bacon, sausage and eggs, Mini-Aker Ranch has it all. Only down side…It’s a home and not open to the public. But it is better than any of the places listed.
    Posted By: Breakfast Guy (26/06/2008 9:27:18 AM)
    Comment: Not sure about the Windsor location but the food at the Railroad Square Omelette express isn’t that good. Sure, some of the frantic servers are attractive (I’ve heard it referred to as the “Breakfast Hooters” in the past)and the place is well furnished, but there are many better places in the area.
    Posted By: Jack and Mark (25/06/2008 8:01:13 PM)
    Comment: The Omelette Express is a 30-year-old institution on 4th Street in Railroad Square in Santa Rosa. The food is great—and has folks standing in a quick-moving line on weekends. The salads are as good as the omelettes which you can order with all whites, and any combo of ingredients you wish. The two convivial eating rooms are happy and buzzing with talk. The owner is gregarious and friendly and the waitresses are without question some of the totally nicest people who have ever walked up to a table to greet you. I hate to write this because it may add to the crowds, but the OmEx has been our breakfast/lunch of choice once or twice a week for the last ten years. We enjoy the welcoming chat with the servers and the owner. It’s our kitchen away from home.
    Posted By: Geo (25/06/2008 8:35:53 AM)
    Comment: Mac’s on 4th Street has been the best for 50 years!
    Posted By: Dave (24/06/2008 10:32:58 PM)
    Comment: Lita’s in Santa Rosa, near Video Droid should top the list. Try it, you’ll see what I’m talking about.
    Posted By: sue (24/06/2008 10:05:20 PM)
    Comment: In Petaluma, the Tea Room is great. Affordable, cozy and good! Halle’s is around the corner and good too. Mel is right – Fried plantain with Cuban style beans and eggs with the mango salsa!!!! yummy!
    Posted By: Sue (24/06/2008 10:03:13 PM)
    Comment: In Petaluma, the Tea Room is great! Halle’s is good – get the Maya eggs!
    Posted By: Johnny (24/06/2008 5:45:07 PM)
    Comment: Cute that so many think “wine country” just means “Sonoma County.” IF you get a little further from your front door, you really owe it to yourself to have the best breakfast at Eggheads in Fort Bragg. There’s plenty of wine country to be had after you’ve finally had a great breakfast!
    Posted By: Foodie (24/06/2008 12:16:30 PM)
    Comment: Oh, yes…the Bluebird!!! Yum, Yum. But my all time favorite is Club Calpella in Calpella (a little north of Ukiah). The service is friendly but be prepared to wait for your food. Worth the wait though. All the locals know about this place. It is always packed. Walter’s Cafe in Ukiah is also the bombdizzle for breakfast and The Maple Cafe. Mmmmm…I’m hungry now!
    Posted By: david garland (24/06/2008 8:55:28 AM)
    Comment: Bluebird Cafe. Hopland. Just Go.
    Posted By: brooke (24/06/2008 4:07:46 AM)
    Comment: hate to make it even more crowded for myself but I’d say Howard’s station in Occidental. Been going there for years and whenever I take a visitor there, it’s always where they want to go when they return to the area. They have an extensive menu with the old standbys, plus new specials and full on fresh fruit and vegetable juices. so weather your nursing a hangover or want to just chow down you’re covered.
    Posted By: Triple A (23/06/2008 5:18:54 PM)
    Comment: Dierk’s Parkside Cafe is hands down the best brunch in the county, with a close second going to East West Cafe.
    Posted By: Mark (23/06/2008 1:23:07 PM)
    Comment: The Machaca at Singletree Inn is the single best breakfast dish I’ve ever had!
    Posted By: West County (23/06/2008 12:24:09 PM)
    Comment: At the risk of letting the cat out of the bag..Howard’s Station in Occidental is best breakfast ever. Hank’s has good benedict, but their omelette’s are very mediocre in my opion. Howard’s has a little something for everyone.
    Posted By: crystal (23/06/2008 11:28:43 AM)
    Comment: Although technically just over the Sonoma border in Carnaros, Boon Fly Cafe on Sonoma Highway has the best benedict I’ve ever had. Served on thick-cut home-made bread with a jalapeno hollandaise- it’s off the charts! Although the heat has been toned down over the years to please a wider variety of spice-loving palates, you can order it with extra jalapeno puree on the side and get it just the way you like it. Home-made donuts are also to die for!
    Posted By: Janet (23/06/2008 11:20:40 AM)
    Comment: Singletree Cafe in Healdsburg gets my vote. They serve a real “farmhouse” breakfast with some “gourmet” selections as well. Portions are generous, service is prompt, prices are ridiculously reasonable, staff is friendly and most important – the food is scrumptious.
    Posted By: chatnoir1 (23/06/2008 11:11:40 AM)
    Comment: Arrigoni’s Cafe is downtown SR has the best French Toast and really great omelets
    Posted By: Wojamo (23/06/2008 10:49:11 AM)
    Comment: Thanks for the suggestions! I went with my sister to Bruno’s for brunch yesterday. What a charming place! Great service, amazing food. Really, the best biscuits and gravy I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to try it for lunch or dinner. Oh- I like Willowood in Graton, too.
    Posted By: xtinaznap (22/06/2008 6:04:17 PM)
    Comment: I decided to try Flavors for brunch for the first time, after reading this blog. I have to say, the service was top rate – friendly, efficient, and very fast. Our waiter was on TOP of it. I was very impressed, esp after reading comments on this blog. The food was excellent, and so was the coffee (served in a french press so totally fresh). I do wish they served eggs florentine in addition to the standard eggs benedict though! Also – what is Legends@bcgc?
    Posted By: Lori (22/06/2008 1:39:32 PM)
    Comment: Singletree Cafe in Healdsburg is hard to beat. The food is fantastic and so is the staff. Chef Nancy has a way with beef and makes a machaca to die for! And her Hollandaise is just the best.
    Posted By: FoodGUY (22/06/2008 11:41:15 AM)
    Comment: Hank’s is over rated! try the HILLSIDE,LEGENDS@BCGC,FLAVORS IS THE BOMB like BRUNOS, MAC’S … & that’s just in SR. PETALUMA? COTATI? RP? just ask me!
    Posted By: Nikki (21/06/2008 8:16:37 PM)
    Comment: Singletree Cafe in Healdsburg is wonderful! The best chili omelet I ever had! Fresh crabmeat benedict the best ever! The servers forfill your every need. Breakfast served all day.
    Posted By: xtinaznap (21/06/2008 10:54:20 AM)
    Comment: I concur about Brunos – it has consistently delicious food and the best eggs benedict I’ve ever had. It is a lovely spot with style. I’ve also recently had two very enjoyable breakfasts at the Colibri Grill Cafe, they have a great menu with lots of options.
    Posted By: rAs (21/06/2008 6:52:33 AM)
    Comment: Another vote for the Willow Wood in Graton. The Market Breakfast is stupid…as in good stupid.
    Posted By: Tracey (20/06/2008 9:29:06 AM)
    Comment: I love Dierks, very creative and always fresh altho I don’t care for the Bisquits and Gravy, not my kind of gravy. The Double D (omlette express) rocks there omellettes and the eggs rancheros are the dieters dream. Coffee is better at Dierks! Looking forward to trying all these brought up here! Thanks for the good insight and ideas!
    Posted By: Sarah (20/06/2008 9:09:15 AM)
    Comment: Sam’s 4-play Cafe on Sebastopol Rd. in S.R. has the best Biscuits and Gravy–just like mom’s! The staff is super friendly, too. I just love it!
    Posted By: Eat (19/06/2008 8:12:12 PM)
    Comment: I would not go back to Dierk’s Parkside Cafe if I was paid. I was there with my disabled son and was asked to leave because he was too noisy. We were told people were complaining and leaving which did not seem likely to me since I was facing the door and did not see any exodus after my son’s one outburst.
    Posted By: mary (19/06/2008 7:15:54 PM)
    Comment: Do yourself a favor and hit Northlight Bookstore in Cotati for their french toast. They are amazingly full of rich, vanilla flavor and the best I’ve ever tasted.
    Posted By: Crissy (19/06/2008 4:06:19 PM)
    Comment: Best chicken fried steak as well as biscuits and gravy can be found at the Cookhouse.
    Posted By: ChuckSars (19/06/2008 1:10:23 PM)
    Comment: HOWARDS. There really isn’t any question about it. I have been going since I was a small lad, and am always pleased. The Corned Beef Hash is amazing. Parkside is also a winner, as well as Willowood.
    Posted By: Foodie (19/06/2008 12:29:03 PM)
    Comment: Try the open faced egg sandwich for breakfast at Willowood. The Monte cristo is to die for too. In my opinion, the Omelet Express is a dunp AND I didn’t like the waitresses.
    Posted By: Dr. Twilight (19/06/2008 11:37:59 AM)
    Comment: So, where would y’all go in SR or Healdsburg for some good whole grain, healthy style breakfast food?
    Posted By: Newby (19/06/2008 11:13:47 AM)
    Comment: Try SoCo Cafe in Windsor. It’s where Chubby’s used to be.
    Posted By: ALynn (19/06/2008 10:31:03 AM)
    Comment: After a looonnnnnggg days work, you can’t beat Pete’s Henny Penny for breakfast at midnight. The only buttermilk pancakes I have found so far that do not sit like rocks for the next two hours. Great prices and large portions.
    Posted By: Doriantake (19/06/2008 10:29:58 AM)
    Comment: In Petaluma: Aram’s is my favorite, Hallie’s is good but loud and a long wait, Water Street Bistro is wonderful for warm summer mornings, T cafe is very nice for a lazy group breakfast.
    Posted By: Jay (19/06/2008 10:16:46 AM)
    Comment: Who besides Bruno’s (listed below) has the best “Biscuits and gravy” and has anyone been to Marvins in Petaluma lately ? use to be real good years ago.. How about 3 cooks in Petaluma ?
    Posted By: Volkl Skier (19/06/2008 10:01:31 AM)
    Comment: Hillside in Santa Rosa! YUMMY!
    Posted By: Jack (19/06/2008 9:29:54 AM)
    Comment: I’ve been in serch of the finest Biscuits and Gravy for over a year now. There is only one number one. Bruno’s on 4th St. Not a looks bad, taste good kind of place. This is a small looks good, taste better. From the linen napkins to the exceptional Servers this place is a prize. I hate to let everybody in on this Santa Rosa secret and perhaps lose my place in line. But I’ve got to say Ricks breakfast is the absolute best in the city or county. Only drawback is that he is only open on Sunday morning.
    Posted By: Peanuts Hucko (19/06/2008 9:28:15 AM)
    Comment: I think the best breakfast around is the Monte Cristo at Willowood in Graton. I also like Hallie’s and Della Fattoria in Petaluma. I wish there were better breakfast places in Santa Rosa, I’ve never taken to the quite popular Omlette Express, Hank’s Creekside or Flavors. Wish ‘Rosa had something with a little more style.
    Posted By: rockysizzle (19/06/2008 8:46:08 AM)
    Comment: Love Tubby’s in Cotati. I thought Hank’s had great home-made corned beef & hash. Thanks for the great ideas. Breakfast food is my favorite!!
    Posted By: Vince (19/06/2008 8:23:41 AM)
    Comment: I love the omelettes at Omelette Express. I also really like their potatoes and salsa and mimosas! And I have to admit, I like their waitresses too. I also like Parkside, they have great food and they’re close to where I live. For a good diner-type breakfast also try Tubby’s in Cotati. I’ll definitely be checking out Willow Wood and I didn’t even know Arrigoni’s served breakfast, I love their lunches.
    Posted By: mimi (19/06/2008 8:08:29 AM)
    Comment: Carlos COuntry Kitchen on West College is awesome and the portions are huge. Try to finish his 2 lb burger and he gives you a shirt. Makes great enchilada omelette specials
    Posted By: sonoma county native (19/06/2008 6:34:44 AM)
    Comment: it’s a tie….Schellville Grill in Sonoma (the’Four Corners’ ROCKS) or Three Cooks in Petaluma (Eggs Bene can’t be beat)
    Posted By: Mel (18/06/2008 10:51:31 PM)
    Comment: Hallie’s Diner in Petaluma!!! Fried plantain with Cuban style beans and eggs – OMG!
    Posted By: breakfast please (18/06/2008 8:58:01 PM)
    Comment: I love the parkside…we go almost every other sunday, and the place is always packed. They do a GREAT job of managing the service and seating tho, so our wait has never been more than 10 minutes…they really know how to manage a crowd. Great breakfast faves, plus interesting items on the menu for those who don’t want the usual. And, I know that its something that people have strong opinions about, but we love the coffee. Parking is iffy, but pull around the side and check out whats behind SR avenue – cool old SR neighborhood with real people preserving real houses and yards, a nice walk to and from to burn off the excellent biscuits and gravy (hope you don’t mind us parking in front of your house, locals)
    Posted By: peter (18/06/2008 5:42:05 PM)
    Comment: bovolo breakfast can’t be beat. Who else raises and slaughters the hogs that the bacon comes from? john and duskie rawk
    Posted By: Nancy (18/06/2008 3:40:28 PM)
    Comment: yes, the service is slow.. but it’s worth the wait.. the food at Flavors is outstanding… breakfast, brunch, dinner if I could I’d eat there everyday. Try the eggs benedict WOW!!
    Posted By: MsSteak (18/06/2008 2:06:50 PM)
    Comment: Mmmmmm …. Willow Wood !!! Great breakfast and brunch. Also delicious omlettes and waffles at the Sunflower Caffe in Sonoma. They use REAL maple syrup too! AKA Liquid Gold.
    Posted By: sonomanoma (18/06/2008 1:42:08 PM)
    Comment: I can’t eat eggs for breakfast and most of the places listed are either egg or pancakes. Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen Breakfast Pizza a winner, but I’m still looking for someplace as creative as Morning Glory in Ashland. (Ummm sweet potato hash) Always feel like I’m “perching” at Dierk’s, just too crowded.
    Posted By: Elcee (18/06/2008 1:19:50 PM)
    Comment: Wow! Turns out food is a lot like art. Everyone’s got an opinion. My two faves are Dierk’s & Garden Court in Glen Ellen. I’ve had great breakfasts at Dierk’s Parkside at least twice a month for the past 1 1/2 years. Great huevos rancheros, the baquette w/eggs & stuff, duck confit w/eggs, and the pull-apart coffee cakes. Yum. Service has always been hip & friendly. Garden Court’s pancakes smothered in fresh fruit or a compote are fantastic! Benedicts too! I love Willow Wood but NOT for breakfast! Flavor is good too. Hank’s is just okay.
    Posted By: North County (18/06/2008 12:59:16 PM)
    Comment: Our favorite breakfast is Fitch Mountain Eddie’s in Healdsburg. Lots of menu choices, specials on the weekends, great spuds and excellent coffee.
    Posted By: d gleck (18/06/2008 12:35:45 PM)
    Comment: Dierk’s parkside gave me a lousy breakfast and when I inquired about it they tried to tell that is how it is done in France. What a joke- I learned to cook in France. Won’t go back. Poor coffee to boot.
    Posted By: Renie (18/06/2008 12:14:03 PM)
    Comment: So when y’all say, “Sam’s”, are you referring to Sam’s for Play there on Cleveland?
    Posted By: Rachel (18/06/2008 12:13:34 PM)
    Comment: Everyone must try Willowood Market and Cafe in Graton! Their brunch is amazing! If you are curious about what West County food is like, there is no better Cafe to showcase it.
    Posted By: Breakfast Guy (18/06/2008 12:03:41 PM)
    Comment: The foremost breakfast in Sonoma county: (very good lunch too) is the Willow Wood Cafe in Graton. Experience outdoor dining in the small, winsome patio for a welcome treat. 2nd choice: Hank’s
    Posted By: KJ (18/06/2008 11:47:39 AM)
    Comment: Arrigoni’s! Best french toast anywhere, yummy omelets, and a couple of great scrambles (linguini, for one) , not to mention the opportunity to get an update on the A’s and some minor abuse from Debbie. Only downside: they are closed on Sundays.
    Posted By: Megan (18/06/2008 11:46:26 AM)
    Comment: I am still searching for the best breakfast in Sonoma County. Haven’t found it yet. I tried Parkside because their menu looked great (not just your usual bacon and eggs), but the service was HORRIBLE and the food underwhelming. Definitely would not go back there. Honestly, if I really wanted breakfast and didn’t want to make it myself, I’d make the trek to Sarafornia in Calistoga. Best breakfast around by FAR.
    Posted By: fun foodie (18/06/2008 11:44:24 AM)
    Comment: My last comment was regarding Flavor
    Posted By: fun foodie (18/06/2008 11:42:15 AM)
    Comment: I’ve been twice and just cant get past the terrible service
    Posted By: Sky (18/06/2008 11:39:32 AM)
    Comment: Of the three on your short list I’ve tried plus Hank’s I prefer Sam’s, Parkside, Piner Cafe, and particularly Howard Station by a great deal.
    Posted By: Hazy Fon (18/06/2008 11:31:42 AM)
    Comment: My vote is for Flavor. I went twice last weekend, just for their crab tostada. It is the perfect breakfast meal; filling but not too rich, slightly spicy, fresh, and delicious. Diner breakfasts can be great, but Flavor is where it’s at. Too bad the service can’t be more consistent…

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