It’s a Saturday morning and you’re coasting down Bodega Highway on your way to the beach when you notice multiple cars turning off the main road. It’s like something out of a fairytale– a cute little red and white building offset by open green fields and a backdrop of pine trees. You roll down your window, taking in the sweet smell of cinnamon and freshly baked bread. Should you stop?
Wild Flour Bread, established in 1998, is a must-try in Sonoma County. In fact, people travel from all over the Bay Area just to try the delicious breads and pastries, which are expertly baked in a traditional brick oven, resulting in thick flaky crust bursting with flavor.
Inside, it’s chaotic in the best kind of way. The room is colorful and eclectic, with murals of trees and wildlife covering the walls. Friday to Monday as soon as the doors open, the lines are out the door, the tables fill up, and the room is alive with people’s chatter, the clatter of pans, and the cash register drawer popping open and slamming shut.
There’s something for everyone here—a cheese fougasse for the comfort seeker, an Egyptian bread (pear, fig, and candied ginger) for the adventurous, and even gluten free and vegan options for those with special dietary needs.
With bread carefully crafted by and for people, Wild Flour Bread stands as a testament to the heart of Sonoma County, as a place where good food and people meet to form a community that takes and gives back inspiration and warmth.
Grab a pastry and a coffee, say hello to someone new, and maybe even take a moment to wander around the beautiful little garden lush with herbs, vegetables, and colorful flowers. Walk under a leafy green trellis dappled with sunlight and stop to smell the little orange flowers poking out from between the leaves before heading on your way to the Sonoma coast.