Breakfast & Lunch Spots

Most restaurants in Sonoma, Glen Ellen, and Kenwood do offer nice breakfast and lunch menus, but he following places are at their best for lunch. Reservations are not necessary.

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El Dorado Corner Cafe

SNIPPET: Subtly elegant corner cafe right on the Sonoma Plaza that leverages the kitchen of the upscale El Dorado Kitchen.    

BEST FOR: Best sit down breakfast in town! Where else might you find duck confit hash for breakfast? Nice lunch selections as well.

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Fremont Diner

SNIPPET: Farm-to-table roadside diner featuring Southern comfort food. Wildly popular!

BEST FOR: Refuel on your way to and from Napa Valley. Try Southern fried chicken, oyster Po'Boys, French Press coffee, salted caramel milkshakes, shrimp and cheese grits, and hush puppies.

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Sunflower Cafe

SNIPPET: A local favorite for a quick, locally sourced, mostly organic breakfast or lunch in a relaxed atmosphere. Ringside seat directly on the Sonoma Plaza. Dogs welcome.

BEST FOR: Expresso and cafe fare. Good brunch options. Smoked duck sandwich a favorite. Daily happy hour 3-4 p.m. featuring many local wines.


Basque Boulangerie

SNIPPET: Well-loved and inexpensive local hangout for early morning breakfasts and lunches. It's billed as a bakery but it's really also a small deli cafe.

BEST FOR: An early morning coffee and pastry at a curb-side table. Or grab a sandwich to eat in the plaza.

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Sonoma’s Best

SNIPPET: Quaint country deli, wine store and shop 1.5 miles east from Sonoma Plaza.

BEST FOR: Pick up a sandwich or picnic supplies on the way to or from Napa. Or make it a lunch stop on your self-guided bike tour. Nice patios that are quiet enough to hear the birds.

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