A Croque Madame from Le Garage
Start the day off on the right foot with some of the best breakfast sandwiches in the North Bay. These bites of deliciousness come from eateries that know what distinguishes a delectable, flavorful and satisfying sandwich from a bland and underwhelming sandwich. Some of the best places to sink your teeth into these fine morsels of heaven can be found in the North Bay.
85 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 109
Sausalito, CA 94965
“C’est magnifique” is how most would describe this delicious breakfast joint. The vibe is relaxed, but the food is gourmet. Choose from a variety of excellent breakfast sandwiches that will tantalize and tempt your taste buds into doing backflips for joy. From smoked fish to seven-hour house made ham sandwiches, the list is lengthy on which French-cuisine specialty breakfast sandwich you can delight in. This is a fusion American-French dining establishment and is located off the beaten path of most of the touristy locales in Sausalito.
4048 Sonoma Highway
Napa, CA 94559
B.E.L.T. is the acronym for the best breakfast sandwich this café serves. Made up of Applewood smoked bacon, two eggs any style, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on sourdough, this breakfast sandwich is a delightful plate full of deliciousness. The food is always fresh and made with high-quality ingredients. The Café is within Napa’s Carneros Inn, and is a ‘must-try’ for anyone who wants a melt-in-your-mouth sample of perfection in breakfast goodies. The sandwiches also go great with the café’s famous bacon bloody mary (made with a thick slab of bacon) and other creative morning libations. The traditional Napa farm-style ambience will also help make the experience all the better. Don’t leave Napa without trying this place out. Since the portions are huge, you won’t go home hungry either.
644 1st St.
Napa, CA 94581
Featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate,” The Model Bakery serves up fluffy, chewy, hot English muffins stuffed with eggs and bacon, melted cheeses, select meats, vegetarian, chipotle or even ‘The Skinny,’ which is made with egg whites, bell peppers and mushrooms. The bakery is located at Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa, but for those who cannot travel to this destination, or the other shop in St. Helena, shipments of these nibbles can be sent to non-local patrons overnight. For those who want to know just how to replicate such heavenly deliciousness, they can watch video on the Bakery’s website titled: ‘How to make your own English Muffin.’
900 Western Ave.
Petaluma, CA 94952
With bread that is brought in daily from Full Circle Baking Company, you can always be sure you’re getting a good piece of dough for your dough. Gourmet sandwiches galore will be in store for you when you order from the Ray’s Deli menu. The Deli sandwiches include many varieties of condiments, meats and cheeses. Extras include bacon, avocado, sauerkraut and sun-dried tomato. Monday through Friday, the restaurant is open at 8 a.m. and at 10 a.m. on weekends.
141 Petaluma Blvd. N.
Petaluma, CA 94952
First you Chop the Wood was the original name of what is now known as Della Fattoria. The owners wanted patrons to gather the sense that they were stepping back into time, tasting what ancestral breads might have tasted like in history’s past. However, a more fitting name to describe ‘good food, slow food, food that honors place and culture and culinary bounty’ became Della Fattoria (of the farm). Della Fattoria has been a gem in Petaluma and serves a bevy of fine pastries. At Della, meals are simple and decadent. Wholesome food is the Della commitment and every dish is always beautifully prepared and presented. Jumpstart your day with delicious poached ranch eggs on Della toast. Breakfast is served!
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