It’s fairly safe to say that there are very few movies that can claim that its remake is just as good as the original. Yet, Sabrina (old and new) manage to remain among my favorites.** Whether it’s cooking or photography, I must admit that I too have often dreamed of “finding myself in Paris.” Sadly, even with my head in the clouds, my feet often find themselves firmly planted on the ground. Nevertheless, despite the dismal lack of travel, I was able to have a taste of Paris that I dare Sabrina herself to conjure up.

The Basque Boulangerie in Sonoma provides coffee, breakfast, and lunch with a lovely view of the square. It’s almost always packed, but if you can’t find a place to sit inside, right across the street is a park with plenty of benches. Oh, and just in case you were thinking this was just your run-of-the-mill cute cafe, I would encourage you to consider purchasing your bread for the week here as well (great prices for artisan baking). Just like their employee shirts suggest, I believe we should all take this opportunity to “eat bread.”

460 First St. East
Sonoma, CA 95476
707-935-7687

5 Stars
$-$$ (of $$$$)
Food to try:

  • Whole Wheat croissant (although it doesn’t really make up for all the butter, the nutty flavor the whole wheat gives is great)
  • Morning Bun
  • Prosciutto and Brie Sandwich
  • Whatever the daily special is


**I’ve always thought of us as alike: “amber dropping hair,”
awkward, and a book-lovin’ nerd. (Where else are you going to find a literary reference to Comus?!?!?!)

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