Jeffrey’s Hillside Café: Cooking With Sonoma County's Bounty
Tucked away at the Hillside Inn in Santa Rosa, Jeffrey’s Hillside Café was opened in September 2009 by Jeffrey and Diana Madura. After 20 years as the executive chef at John Ash & Co., Jeffrey decided it was time to take a leap and open his own restaurant, one that focused on the freshest ingredients sourced from Sonoma County growers and producers. On their extensive breakfast menu you’ll find the likes of sticky bun French toast, biscuits and gravy, and seasonal vegetable or corned duck hash, and for lunch a wonderful selection of salads, sandwiches, and burgers. As for coffee, the staff will make you a mean espresso beverage using TMF’s Sweetwater Espresso, or pour you a rich cup of Goat Rock Roast to start your meal off right. Located at 2901 Fourth Street, Jeffrey’s is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, 7am to 2pm. To peruse menus or learn more about the Maduras, go to www.jeffreyshillsidecafe.com.
Cafe Noto: Your Gathering Place on The Windsor Green
Nestled in the lovely Town Green neighborhood of Windsor, Café Noto is the perfect destination for that quick commuter cup, or for sitting back and enjoying the friendly service and cozy atmosphere of this community-oriented café. Delight in a beautifully hand-crafted espresso beverage paired with a breakfast sandwich, burrito, or quiche, or for those in the mood for something sweet, a pastry made by Cavaliere’s Bakery in Santa Rosa. Under the same ownership of Margaret and Steve McCabe, word has it that Cavaliere’s is getting a facelift, expanding into a combined bakery and coffee house, and that a third Café Noto location could be in the works soon! Café Noto is located at 630 McClelland Drive in Windsor; Cavaliere’s is at 2600 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa.
Dine In or Take Out From Santa Rosa's Pearson & Co.
Looking for a new dining experience in Santa Rosa? Look no more. Pearson & Co. have you covered for dining out, eating in, or catering an event of any size. Committed to the freshest ingredients, Pearson & Co. roast and slice their own meats daily along with baking fresh focaccia every morning. Their meatloaf, eggplant parmesan & grilled salmon are sure to please any palate, and don’t forget to try their astonishingly delicious Chocolate Pudding for dessert, paired with Taylor Maid Farms Sweetwater Espresso. Find them at 2759 4th St. or 2500 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa. Check their website for hours and prepared to be wowed by their menu.
Located in the historic Sonoma square since 1994, "The Basque" is a delightful hangout for locals and visitors alike. From 7am to 6pm you'll find tables inside and out filled with contented folks enjoying award-winning French inspired breads and Danish pastries, as well as light breakfast fare, soups, salads, and sandwiches. To go with, guests can enjoy Taylor Maid Farms coffee by the cup or as an espresso beverage, as well as wines by the glass. For local businesses, coffee may be purchased in airpots to go along with favorite morning pastries. And for those with a hankering for a sweet or sourdough loaf, but can't make it to the bakery, not to fret…Basque's breads are available in fine markets in Sonoma, Napa, Santa Rosa, and Sebastopol! For more info, go to www.basqueboulangerie.com.
Water Street Bistro
In the heart of downtown Petaluma you'll find Water Street Bistro, run by Stephanie Rastetter and her amazing crew. Their French-inspired cuisine is oh-so-good. From a beautiful piece of salmon to garden fresh veggies & delectable baked baked goodies, you won't be disappointed, as ALL of her regulars will attest! Let's be clear, Stephanie is a very hard worker and her food shows it. Nice wine? Good beer? Yes, and yes. But you can also pair your meals with a beautiful latte or a nice cup of Sonoma Roast. But, sshhhhhh: Water Street Bistro isn't big, or on the main street, so join in with the in-the-know Petalumans and get down there. Located at 100 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, closed on Tuesdays. See more at www.waterstreetbistro.net.
Fresh by Lisa Hemenway
French-inspired produce and specialty foods market? Gourmet deli and art gallery? Coffee bar with incredible house-made pastries? Yes, yes, and yes! Fresh by Lisa Hemenway is all of these things and more. Enjoy fresh pasta, salads, sushi, and entrees prepared to go, or dine in at the lovely seated restaurant or patio. We suggest a delectable morning pastry paired with a cup of TMF's Sonoma Roast, or an afternoon treat accompanied by Sweetwater espresso. You can also purchase our coffees in bulk or cans in the marketplace. Visit them at 5755 Mountain Hawk Way in Santa Rosa, or online at freshbylisahemenway.com where you can see menus, view upcoming events, find out about catering, or peruse some of their recipes!
Tiny Town Cafe
Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden
In the often overlooked town of Alameda, CA lies a hidden gem. At Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden, located at 1223 Park Street, you’ll find not only great macchiatos, cafe con panna, and yummy fresh single origin coffees, but breakfast, pizza, vegan paté, daily soup and salad specials, beer and wine, oh yeah, and great tea! Tea goddess Julie Baron has been a part of the Taylor Maid family for quite some time, in fact some would even say she is why we are a coffee AND tea company! Julie has created wonderful ambiance with a relaxing back patio where you can enjoy your scone, tea, coffee, or glass of wine, and with lovely rotating art on the walls, community craft night, literary night, and live music, it's truly a spot worth seeking out in the East Bay. When you can't get out that way, check out Julie’s website AND etsy page at www.juliestea.com www.etsy.com/shop/juliestea.
Zazu Restaurant and Farm
Duskie Estes and John Stewart are the chef-owners of this truly “Farm to Table” diner with SoCo culinary flair. They have a “snout to tail” philosophy about their cooking, producing their own Black Pig salami and bacon, and they cultivate a good deal of their own produce on the restaurant farm, overseen by gardener Milo Mitchel. Don’t miss their “Better Butter,” a peanut butter ice cream sandwich paired with a Scharffen Berger Chocolate fondue dipping sauce, a house-made gelato, or an incredible maple bacon doughnut, and while you’re enjoying your dessert, be sure to order Taylor Maid Farms coffee in a French press, or experience a cappuccino, latte, or mocha made with one of our single origins pulled as espresso. Zazu Restaurant + Farm is bustling with good cheer and country charm, and is the winner of The Bohemian’s Best Restaurant of Sonoma County. Join them for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30pm, Monday night Farm Suppers from 5:30pm (Memorial Day through Halloween), or brunch on Sunday from 9am to 2pm. Located at 3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA. www.zazurestaurant.com
Nestled on the southern outskirts of the quaint town of Sonoma, Fremont Diner is a true throwback. Owner Chad Harris has created quite a gem. Basket of biscuits? Chicken and waffles? Grits? Oyster Po Boy? Whole hog? Oh yeah, we could continue but we won't be cruel! For Chad, this is a true labor of love, and you can tell it’s from the heart. They also make a nice smooth, strong cup of our almost-famous Goat Rock Roast! Open seven days a week, go early and often. You won’t be disappointed! 2660 Fremont Drive, Sonoma, CA. www.thefremontdiner.com
Oliver’s Markets is a local Sonoma County grocery chain, with three stores serving the local community. Oliver’s isn’t just any grocery store – the company prides itself on supporting Sonoma County growers and manufacturers, and all you have to do is walk into any of their markets to experience some true Sonoma County hospitality. Their staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to go that “extra mile” to help their customers. Oliver’s believes in natural groceries and great local organic produce, and their dairy, meat, and bulk foods are all sourced locally, not to mention Taylor Maid Farms coffee offered both in bulk and cans. During your next visit, make sure to stop by their fresh bakery and café. The staff behind the counter makes the tastiest muffins and cupcakes around, and to go with that pastry, be sure to order brewed coffee, an espresso drink, or freshly brewed tea, all from Taylor Maid Farms Coffee and Tea. Locations in Santa Rosa – on Montecito and Stony Point - and Cotati. www.oliversmarket.com
Here’s a photo of our friends Yulia Kolchanova and Karl Berta from Oz. Coffee with their gorgeous La Marzocco GS3, just arrived at our warehouse, still on its pallet! Oz. Coffee is a mobile coffee catering company, providing espresso service for events like banquets, weddings, exhibitions, trade shows, prom nights, and private parties in the San Francisco Bay Area. These “baristi” serve Taylor Maid Farms, presenting our coffee at its very best. A big “thumbs up” and thanks, Yulia and Karl! Check out their website at www.1ozcoffee.com
Wild Flour Bread
Working with a wood-fired oven and only the very best ingredients are just two of the many amazing things about Wild Flour Bread! Located in beautiful and scenic Freestone, they are just five miles west of Sebastopol. It is more than worth the short drive to enjoy their many beautiful hard crust breads, sticky buns, and whipping cream scones! Our dark and smooth Goat Rock Roast is a perfect match for all that Wild Flour has to offer. Wild Flour’s hours of operation are 8:30am to 6:00pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Check them out at www.wildflourbread.com