A fortuitous trip to Healdsburg for an optical check-up (and the ensuing blurry vision that made driving hazardous at best for the next hour) led my sniffer to an oldy-but-goodie breakfast stop at Downtown Bakery and Creamery (308 Center St # A  Healdsburg, 431-2719).

If you haven’t stopped in lately for a sticky bun, there’s no doubt in my mind that the flaky, crispy, buns of goodness are the best in Sonoma County. If not the planet. While you’re there, check out the spiced donut muffin (part donut, part muffin, all delicious) and pick up some of their slice-and-bake refrigerator cookie dough for the holidays.

Downtown Bakery and Creamery: 308 Center St # A  Healdsburg, (707) 431-2719