It’s Sunday morning and you’re looking for a place to catch up with friends over some waffles and coffee. Luckily, Sonoma County is full of amazing brunch spots with small town charm. If you’re looking for a new cute brunch spot, look no further.
Howard Station Café, Occidental
Howard’s Café in Occidental is full of history. It was named after “Dutch Bill” Howard, who in 1870 granted the North Pacific Coast railroad the right to travel through his property. In exchange, he received a lifetime railroad pass. The café offers delicious dishes with many organic ingredients, and fast and friendly service. There is also a fresh juice menu and gluten free options.
Jeffrey’s Hillside Café, Santa Rosa
For amazing brunch cooked to perfection with only local ingredients, don’t miss Jeffrey’s Hillside Café. Owned by head chef Jeffrey Madura, it is a must-visit when in Santa Rosa. Go for a classic choice like Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs or one of the unique weekly specials.
Hank’s Creekside Restaurant, Santa Rosa
The rustic interior with pinecones hanging from the ceiling creates a cozy ambiance, while the classic breakfast options are delicious. Hank’s Creekside Restaurant is a lovely place to catch up with a friend over a cup of coffee and a short stack. Ask to be seated by the window so you can look out at the creek.
Sunflower Café, Sonoma
Sunflower Cafe keeps it real and simple, they are located on the historic Sonoma Plaza which makes their patio seating so perfect for people watching. Their menu focuses on fresh and simple ingredients – most, if not all, sourced from local vendors in the Bay Area. Do not miss the eggs benny and the waffles!
Willow Wood Market and Café, Graton
If you are up for a scenic drive, head to Willow Wood Café in Graton. This quaint café offers that simple life, no fuss atmosphere with all the brunch staples that are sure to satisfy your cravings. Opened in 1995, Willow Wood Café is definitely a favorite of locals and a recommended by the Michellin Guide.
If you’re looking for more brunch spots, check out our top diners here.