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The days are getting colder here in Sonoma County. While we may not have to shovel snow from our driveways to get to work, a cup filled with warmth is still a welcome way to start the day. From caffeinated to sweet beverages, click through the gallery for the 12 hottest warm drinks in Sonoma County this winter.
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Wishbone in Petaluma has a creative brunch menu that changes with each season. However, their morning drink menu stays consistent, and customers couldn’t be happier; the El Toro Rojo Spicy Mexican Mocha and Beekeeper Latte with lavender + salt + honey are two fan-favorites (Image via itslaceystanley).
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The Sunflower Caffe in downtown Sonoma makes a Dirty Chai Latte—a chai tea latte with a shot of espresso—that has a mix of sweet and spicy to wake up your taste buds in the morning (Image via sunflowercaffe).
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Looking for a healthy drink to warm you up? Try a Golden Mylk Latte from The Nectary in The Barlow and downtown Healdsburg. The tonic has honey, turmeric, ginger, vanilla bean, pink salt, cinnamon, and cardamom with homemade cashew mylk, topped with a dash of cayenne (Image by @cookbookish).
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Flying Goat Coffee has three locations in Sonoma County: one in Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, and two in downtown Healdsburg (their main location and one down the street, dubbed “The Baby Goat” by locals). Bring home a Bangkok Latte, made with sweetened condensed milk like a Thai Iced Tea. The milk helps cut the spice if you happen to put too much hot sauce on your eggs (Image by @flyinggoatcoffee).
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If you’re more of a tea person, try a London Fog at Criminal Baking Company in the SOFA District of Santa Rosa. The Earl Grey Latte has the right touch of sweetness when made with almond milk (Image by @sharayray).
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Plank Coffee in Cloverdale is a small coffee shop that roasts their own beans and specializes in vegan and gluten-free options. Their Aztec Mocha has people coming back again and again (Image by @rrrrosi).
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Brew Coffee & Beer House in downtown Santa Rosa makes an Eggnog Latte (and Eggnog Chai) for those in the holiday spirit (Image by @brew_coffeeandbeer).
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Need something without the caffeine? The Warm Puppy Café inside Snoopy's Home Ice Skating Arena is a fun place to visit with your kids. Grab a Peppermint Patty Hot Chocolate with whipped cream and warm up next to their cozy fireplace (Image by @honor.guard).
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For those seeking something a bit stronger to wake them up, try a Hot Toddy from Underwood Bistro in Graton or Jack & Tony’s in Santa Rosa. If you’re looking for a caffeinated gift, Acre Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur is available at Griffo Distillery in Petaluma (made with Acre Coffee beans and hand-distilled vodka via @AcreCoffee).
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