For coffee and pastries in Sonoma, check out Artisan Bakers, the most chowish of the Sonoma bakeries, says Sam B. You’ll find real fruit in the Danish, good quality chocolate in the pain au chocolat, and strong, good coffee. The only place in town to order an espresso drink is Barking Dog Coffee–they roast their own, and it’s pretty good.
Across the street is Fiorini, which features some good Italian specialties, like torta di riso and torta della nonna. The regular pastries and the coffee are weak. Homegrown Bagels serves great, totally respectable bagels and coffee flavored with cinnamon, which is kind of a local acquired taste. Basque Boulangerie has the widest selection of lame pastry, featuring canned filling. They also serve miserable coffee.
Homegrown Bagels [Sonoma County]
201 W. Napa St., Sonoma
Basque Boulangerie Cafe [Sonoma County]
460 1st St., Santa Rosa