Where to Eat Breakfast in Sonoma County

Coast Kitchen at Timber Cove Resort

Sonoma County – home of Michelin- and Zagat-rated restaurants – also lays claim to some of the best breakfast diners anywhere.

And, yes, those are Sonoma-fresh eggs lying next to the local sausage, and the toast comes from any number of locally owned bakeries. Whether you’re sampling fresh fruit or nibbling on a more exotic Dungeness crab omelet, chances are the ingredients come from Sonoma County.

Here are just a few of the many places to find an amazing array of food in the morning:

Northern Sonoma County

Image of an eggs and avocado breakfast at Costeaux in Healsburg
Costeaux French Bakery
  • Costeaux French Bakery is celebrated for its legendary artisan breads (including the Sonoma County Harvest Fair best of show ciabatta) and open-air bakery cafe.
  • Dierk’s Parkside Café owner-chef Mark Dierkhising believes enjoying well-prepared food is a shared experience – shared with those growing it, those preparing it, those serving it, and those eating it.
  • Hank’s Creekside Restaurant is an old-time favorite “greasy-spoon” that’s been dishing up breakfast for more than 20 years. It was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
  • Jeffrey’s Hillside Café was opened by acclaimed chef Jeffrey Madura, who created quite a following as head chef at John Ash & Co.
  • Omelette Express has been a breakfast staple in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square since 1977. You’ll find a second location in the town of Windsor, serving loyal customers who live in northern Sonoma County.

Eastern Sonoma County

Image of a breakfast of quinoa, cauliflower, and greens at Sunflower Caffe in the town of Sonoma
Sunflower Caffe
  • Sunflower Caffe serves up some of Sonoma’s freshest and most local ingredients in unique and creative dishes. Try the Vegan Tostada or Summer Scramble for an innovative Wine Country breakfast.
  • Basque Boulangerie Cafe, home of Sonoma’s original sourdough and sweet French breads, serves up a taste of Paris on the Sonoma Square.
  • Santé Restaurant at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is known for its breakfasts, especially the lemon and cottage cheese pancakes with crème fraîche. Add a side of Caggiano chicken apple sausage links and there’ll be no need to stop for lunch later.

Western Sonoma County

Image of fresh seeded loaf of bread at Wild Flour Bakery in Sonoma County
Wild Flour Bakery
  • Coast Kitchen at Timber Cove Resort offers stunning ocean views and fresh seasonal fare.
  • Hole in the Wall serves California comfort food in a cozy setting with an open kitchen where you can watch the chef work magic behind the line.
  • Howard Station Café serves healthy organic ingredients and provides a place of comfort through delicious food.
  • Rocker Oysterfeller’s celebrates the bounty of Sonoma County’s farms, ranches, and ocean. Primarily a popular dinner restaurant, it also serves a popular Sunday brunch.
  • Wild Flour Bread is such a popular bakery, people come from miles around to sample their hot-from-the-wood-fired-oven fresh breads, scones, sticky buns, and more.

Southern Sonoma County

  • Tea Room Cafe in Petaluma is renowned for its French toast, as well as its pancakes, omelets, scrambles, and more (including daily lunch and a Sunday brunch), all made with fresh local ingredients.
  • Water Street Bistro, sitting right on the banks of the Petaluma River, is run by a talented mother-daughter team and exudes all the cheer and flavor of a Parisienne bistro.

For more choices, check our listings of Sonoma County Restaurants and click on “breakfast.” Find more info about things to do, wineries and hotels in Sonoma County. 

You Might Also Like

Comstock Wines, Healdsburg

As you plan your upcoming Sonoma County excursion, you imagine that your Wine Country ramble will unfold in a certain…

Hamel Family Wines, wine tasting and non-alcoholic tasting

With a massive flood of zero-proof beverages recently hitting the market, it’s become fairly easy to find nonalcoholic alternatives on…

Girls Getaway in Sonoma County
Food & Wine

Winter might be considered the off-season for many of the world’s hottest travel destinations, but a Wine Country visit between…

Farmhouse Inn exterior
Food & Wine

From Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow to Justin and Hailey Bieber, you may bump into a few celebrities at Sonoma…

The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival (Julie Vader/For Sonoma Index-Tribune)
Events & Festivals

The finest of Sonoma County’s art and agriculture will be on full display this autumn in a myriad of both…

Couple at beach with dog
Outdoor Activities

Find hidden gems, outdoor adventures and more with tips from those who know the coast better than anyone: The locals….

Buena Vista Winery barrels

The term “ghost wineries” may conjure images of restless spirits wandering winery corridors, but it doesn’t refer to haunted vineyard…

Dishes from Farmhouse in Sonoma County

Underground pop-ups, food-centric wine bars, and farm-to-table favorites are gathering all kinds of momentum in Sonoma County. For this list,…

Goose and Fern Fish and Chips

Sonoma County has a growing number of restaurants that are staying open later. If you find yourself out after 9…


One of the satisfying perks of the 21st century is being able to order just about anything and have it…

See What’s Happening

Share your experience using #SonomaCounty or #LifeOpensUp