Cotati Plaza

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 Jazz 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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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.

Cafe Salsa Photo
8230 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Mexican American Grill located in beautiful downtown Cotati. Breakfast specials Mon- Fri 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.! Also enjoy our great Happy Hour Deals from 3 p.m- 6 p.m. during the week. We have 3 big screens…

Himalayan Organic Cafe Photo
572 E. Cotati Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931

Gourmet Vegan Organic Food of The Himalayas! Taste of Nepal, India & More… We prepare authentic & fragrant curries, delicately seasoned soups of our own original taste and much more. We support Local…

Acme Burger Photo
550 E. Cotati Avenue, 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…

Friar Tucks Pub Photo
8201 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Friar Tucks is a great place to come for lunch, dinner, and even a drink after work. Join us on Tues. for beer pong, Weds. for karaoke, Thurs. night is College Night, we have Flash Back Fridays with…

Tiny Thai fresh rolls Photo
8238 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Located in Downtown Cotati, Tiny Thai offers big flavor in traditional Thai cuisine. Our small size allows us to give our customers great prices.

Marvin's of Cotati Photo
7991 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Home cooked breakfast and lunch. Family owned and operated.

Redwood Cafe Photo
8240 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Redwood Cafe has been a dining destination for nearly 30 years. Serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner to happy patrons. Redwood Cafe was once one of Sonoma County’s best kept secrets but, now…