The love for warm, comforting food and mimosas is practically universal. I almost never say no to a brunch invitation because it’s the perfect meal: delicious, carb-loaded food in the middle of a Saturday? Yes please!
Sonoma County is notorious for expensive plates but I’m here to give you the scoop on where to find a good brunch – whether it’s splurging or keeping it affordable.
Best Budget Brunches
Crepevine – Santa Rosa
Yes, I know it’s a chain. But it’s also delicious. The sweet crepes are only $8.50 and come with a crepe, fillings and vanilla ice cream. It’s perfect for those with a sweet tooth. The savory crepes are a bit more expensive ($9.95 – $13.95) BUT they come with the crepe, potatoes and a salad, which can definitely be portioned out into two meals. Recommended item: Sienna sweet crepe ($8.50)
Sonoma Valley Bagel Co. – Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park
While going to a bagel shop isn’t the traditional idea of brunch, these bagels are definitely worth it. Fresh baked with dozens of flavors, these bagels make for a yummy meal. Recommended item: Bacon cheddar eggel ($3.99)
A’Roma Roasters Coffee & Tea – Santa Rosa
A’Roma’s is an adorable coffee shop right on Railroad Square. This spot is perfect to meet a friend for a delicious cup of coffee and one of their tasty sandwiches. Recommended items: Croissant BLT ($7.95) & a Valentino
Not too pricey, but not cheap either
Hallie’s – Petaluma
I have been going to Hallie’s for years. The food is homey and comforting. Because it’s such a small cafe, the wait times can be a bit long on the weekends, but it’s worth it! Recommended item: Eggs Petaluma ($9.50)
Mac’s Deli & Cafe – Santa Rosa
This is about the most traditional Kosher deli you’ll find in the North Bay. Family owned and operated, Mac’s is the spot my mom & frequent on the weekends. Recommended item: Eggs Benedict ($11.50) *Note: I’m super picky about Eggs Benedict because I make my own hollandaise sauce, so I would only recommend it if it’s that good!
Dierk’s Parkside Cafe – Santa Rosa
This little cafe is easy to miss among the craziness on Santa Rosa Ave. but is definitely worth the parking challenges. Tip: if the Santa Rosa Ave. location is busy, hop over to Dierk’s Midtown Cafe on 4th Street. Recommended item: Parkside Omelet with Fixings ($13.22) – I got the omlette with ham, cheddar and avocado and it was quite literally the best omlette I’ve ever had.
Bird & the Bottle – Santa Rosa
American Southern comfort food with an Asian twist sounds bizarre – and it is. But it’s so good, honestly. I love Bird & the Bottle for any meal, but brunch is especially tasty. Recommended item: Korean Steak & Eggs ($16)
Wishbone – Petaluma
Described as “Petaluma Ranch Food,” Wishbone delivers exactly what you would imagine farm-to-table brunch to be. Also, the mimosas are made with fresh squeezed orange juice, which mades it that much more tasty. Recommended items: Wishbenny ($14) & pint sized fresh fruit shaker mimosa ($7)
Della Fattoria – Petaluma
Honestly, if I saw $9 toast on any other menu, I would probably scoff. But this bread is worth it. Della Fattoria makes all of their bread fresh every morning, and the cafe always smells increible. There is limited seating and it’s mostly at communal tables, so make sure you are okay with getting a little cozy! Recommended item: Eggs Bennie ($14)
The Parish Cafe – Healdsburg
The Parish Cafe is a little slice of New Orleans here in Sonoma County. You walk into the most adorable little yellow building and immediately smell beignets frying up. A perfect place to stop for a hearty meal on the way to wine tasting! Recommended items: Beignets ($5 – but get at least 2 orders. Trust me.) & the Breakfast Po-Boy ($12)
Where is your favorite place to get brunch? Let me know in the comments!