You can't live on wine alone in Sonoma. Sometimes you need a good cup of coffee to get you ready for the day of adventures, or for an afternoon break before getting back out there.
Here some good spots to find a good cup of coffee in Sonoma Valley - and espresso, cafe au lait and a latte, too.
Taub Family Outpost
On the Sonoma Plaza
They might be known for their amazing meals and the chic bar upstairs, but Taub Family Outpost also has a great selection of espresso drinks and coffees. They are right on the corner of the see-and-be-seen part of the Plaza as well, so you can check out the action as people come and go.
Secret: They get some of fresh pastries from SweetPea Bakeshop down the street. Yum.
Cochon Tasting Bar
531 First Street East
Sonoma CA, 95476
Yes it's a winery. Yes it's an espresso bar. Yes it's a great place to while away an afternoon on the patio tucked behind Vine Alley. Carlo knows how to pull the perfect espresso and Jay's americanos hit the spot. When you are ready for wine try their selection of Pinot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Zinfandels.
Recommendation: come for the espresso, stay for the wine. Or the other way around.
13758 Arnold Drive
Glen Ellen CA, 95442
A fabulous bakery in it's own right but also they have great coffee and it's a gathering spot for most of Glen Ellen. At the front is Pascal, in the bakery is Pascale. Together they are Les Pascales, the wife and husband duo who hold down the cafe and greet everyone in the morning with a hearty "Bon jour!"
Recommendation: Small latte, avec un pain au chocolat.
Secret: The patio out back is in the shade of a beautiful oak tree and makes for the perfect morning break.
Did you find a good cup out there? Be sure to let us know so we can check it out!