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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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Napa, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stop at the Cafe for coffee and dessert after having lunch or dinner in Sonoma Square. It can get very busy on weekends, esp when the weather is good. Outside sitting is limited to sidewalk tables, but very nice if you can get a seat. Good coffee, but my favorites is a decadent cake called "The Hive" (as in... More 

Thank Hanna94558
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently purchased a Beehive Cake and several pastries from Basque Boulangerie. We drove over from Napa on a Friday night, after 5pm. It only took about 20 minutes which was a pleasant surprise. The main item on our list: a Beehive Cake for my son's birthday. Growing up, we would get a similar, Beesting cake which did not have... More 

1 Thank Suzg
Davie, Florida
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on Sonoma Square is a small bakery called Basque Boulangerie Cafe. You can sit at one of the few inside tables or at the window counter. Orders are taken at the cashier and assuming you can find a table, your order will be brought to you. Staff was friendly and our food was quickly prepared and brought to our... More 

Thank PackUpNGoNow
Moline, Illinois
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this little cafe/bakery on the Square. Sandwiches, soup, salads, bakery, and coffee drinks. Stopped for lunch today. My favorite, the tuna melt is served open faced and as usual I took half home for later as it's more than I can eat at lunch. The. Hi Ken salad is delicious, but the recipe changes daily so be sure... More 

1 Thank Corkysan
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for an espresso drink and croissant... such a great find. The croissant was flaky and buttery, seriously great. Double short latte was nice and strong, just as I requested. I must not be the only fan, it's 3:00 on a Saturday and it's full. Stop by if you're in town.

1 Thank Roger R
Sonoma, California
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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 19 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?