Lightwave Coffee and Kitchen features international baked goods
Fresh and delicious is the focus at the new Lightwave Coffee and Kitchen next to the skatepark in Monte Rio, in Sonoma County’s beautiful Russian River Valley.
Owners Ori and Gal Ginzburg draw on their Israeli and American heritage as well as time spent in New York and California to create a cozy, comfortable spot for coffee, chai, pastries, soup, and more, with scenic views of the mountains and redwoods. A display of old radios contributes to the homey, welcoming setting.
The menu is a little bit Californian, a little bit Middle Eastern, and a little bit Sonoma County farm-to-table freshness. All the pastries are baked fresh in-house, from the cookies, scones, and mini apple pies, to the Burekas (savory Turkish breakfast pastries) and house-made pita bread.
Other options include bagels with house-cured lox, and Shakshuka, an Israeli breakfast dish with roasted vegetables and a poached egg. The evolving menu includes a soup of the day, stew, and rice bowls. Vegan choices are available, plus they make their own chai, and pickle everything themselves.