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Cotati

Located in the center of Sonoma County on the Highway 101 corridor, Cotati (pop. 7,275) is a modern community with strong historic roots, particularly in agriculture and music.

Because of a gap in the coastal mountains to the west, coastal fog often reaches Cotati in the summer, creating a milder and somewhat cooler climate than in neighboring communities such as Santa Rosa or Sebastopol. Laid out in the 1890s and covering less than two square miles, Cotati is one of only two towns nationwide (the other is Detroit) with a hexagon street pattern instead of the standard grid.

The heart of Cotati is La Plaza Park, a California Historic Landmark. Each year it comes alive with Cajun beats, music with a Spanish flair and much, much more during the Cotati Accordion Festival, the largest event of its type in California.

Accordion lovers worldwide travel to Cotati for a weekend of fun, food, and squeezebox music. A statue of renowned accordion player Jim Boggio, a co-founder of the festival who died in 1996, occupies a place of honor in the plaza.

The park also hosts a weekly farmers market from June to September, offering locally grown produce and flowers, crafts, specialty foods, live entertainment, and children’s activities. Annual events based in La Plaza Park include the Kids’ Day Parade and Festival, the Cotati Music Festival, Oktoberfest, and a holiday tree lighting ceremony.

A restaurant district near the plaza offers diverse dining options, from classic American cuisine to Mexican, Japanese, Italian, and more.  

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Acme Burger Photo
550 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati, CA 94931

Acme Burger is a casual restaurant focusing on community togetherness and simple, local, and exceptionally good food and drink at an affordable price. We feature Sonoma Mountain Beef burgers (locally…

Cotati Farmers Market Photo
La Plaza Park, Cotati, CA 94926

Weekly Certified Farmers Market Wednesday afternoons, June through September, in Cotati's La Plaza Park. Featuring farm-fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, nursery stock, flowers, specialty…

Jewels To Junk Photo
8025 Gravenstein Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Jewels to Junk is a small store in Cotati that deals in New and Used merchandise. We are constantly purchasing from auctions, closeout sales, and overstock sales to find items that we can pass on to…

New Times Pizza Photo
7582 Commerce Blvd., Cotati, CA 94931

We serve artisan pizza, pasta and salad. We source our ingredients locally and all natural. We also have a boutique market with handmade local packaged foods prepared by Sonoma County craftspeople.…

Flagship Taproom Photo
8099 La Plaza, Suite B Cotati, CA 94931

20 Taps and a delicious menu. Five local guys serving local craft beer, wine & cider including tap takeovers and bottles for sale to go! All ages welcome.

Sweet Pea Children's Boutique Photo
70 W. Cotati Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931

Sweet Pea is your ultimate "local" store. We have 1000's of recycled items from our community as well as locally handmade items - perfect for that special gift. We'll look at your items by appointment…

Jam's Joy Photo
101 E Cotati Ave, Cotati, CA 94931

Jam’s Joy Bungalow offers vibrant food for spirited people. Specializing in California influenced SE Asian cuisine, our dishes build layers of flavor + texture in order create a unique dining…