Last week’s blog post focused on a perfect day in Sonoma's Healdsburg and the Russian River Valley. We have come to the realization that one post on a perfect day in wine country wasn’t nearly enough. Sonoma County is an extremely large and diverse county - the size of Rhode Island and stretches from the Mayacama Mountains to the Sonoma Coast. There is much to see and do here (and we have so many perfect days).
This part of the California wine country has many great day-trip options; this week we’re heading to Sonoma Valley to visit our top three breakfast, hiking, and winery stops in Sonoma and Glen Ellen. If you missed last week’s post or are new to this blog click here to catch up.
A frequent question we hear from our guests here at Farmhouse Inn as they are headed out for the day is: "Where can I find a strong cup of coffee and/or a latte?" Fear not, we’ve done plenty of research on this topic. Next time you visit Sonoma or Glen Ellen make a stop of one of these favorites.
1. Open 7 days per week is the Sunflower Caffé right on the Sonoma Plaza just one door down from the El Dorado Hotel. Great coffee and espresso drinks are available as well as many breakfast basics. Sunflower also has some great additions like a spicy chicken slider.
2. For weekend travelers, the brunch at The Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen is a great place to start. Between the fig royale mimosa and breakfast pizza it is one of our favorite restaurants for breakfast (and dinner). Due to Glen Ellen’s small size The Fig Cafe is within walking distance of most hotels. The restaurant doesn’t accept reservations and it is strictly first come-first serve, so plan accordingly.