Hippity Hop to Easter Brunch in Sonoma County 2018

The county's best spots to celebrate Easter brunch -- and the return of outdoor seating!

With sunny weather and warm temperatures predicted for Easter, brunch is on the menu for the hoppiest of holidays.

Here are some favorite breakfast, brunch and dinner spots for your Easter celebrations.


Rocker Oysterfellers Kitchen + Saloon: Two-course brunch for $32 per person with their special Bloody Mary Bar that includes pickled veggies, bacon, peppers, salami, flavored salts and hot sauces. Egg hunt around the patio and a chalk art area for kids. Reservations highly encouraged. 14415 Shoreline Highway, Valley Ford, 707-876-1983, rockeroysterfellers.com.

Spoonbar: Lineup includes buttermilk pancakes, spring vegetable quiche and orange and honey glazed baby back ribs, and a dessert bar. The brunch will also feature small pancakes and a “build-your-own ice cream cookie sandwiches” station for the kids. Diners can also toast with a Bergamot Blossom, a Bloody Mary or acclaimed “farm-to-bar” cocktails. $39 per person, $15 for kids under 12. 219 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, 707- 433-7222, spoonbar.com.

Botiffara at Mateo's Cocina Latina in Healdsburg. Courtesy
Botiffara at Mateo’s Cocina Latina in Healdsburg. Courtesy

Mateo’s: Open at 9 a.m. serving breakfast and lunch (11:30 a.m to 3 p.m.) with specialties including Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles, sangria, mimosas, pork carnitas quesadillas, cochinita pibil, ceviche and more. What’s especially fun is that they’ll be selling a limited supply of their housemade Botifarra, an ancient recipe for a regional type of sausage. Try something new! 214 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, 707-433-1520, mateoscocinalatina.com.

Barndiva: Brunch in the gardens, with a 3-course $55 brunch including chilled asparagus soup, baby kale caesar, yellowfin tuna crudo, Dungeness crab BLT, steak and eggs, lobster huevos rancheros, Meyer lemon tart. Barndiva is also offering French Country dinners each Sunday throughout April in the Gallery, with homey dishes like herb roasted leg of lamb, soupe au pistou, salmon croquette, smoked pork and more. 231 Center St, Healdsburg, 707-431-0100, barndiva.com.

Dry Creek Kitchen: Three-course brunch featuring warm crab and asparagus, Bellwether ricotta pancakes, Mary’s chicken pot pie, German chocolate pie, carrot cake, key lime millefeuille.$55 per person, 11 a.m to 2 p.m., 317 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, 707-431-0330, drycreekkitchen.com.

Chicken Pharm
: Gather your flock at Chicken Pharm for Easter Brunch. Easter Bunny photos from 9am-11am, brunch from 9am-2pm, including $17 bottomless mimosas for the adults. There will also be Easter eggs and other festive favors for the chicklets. The brunch menu includes Chick n’ Waffles; Stack Attack (buckwheat hotcakes, roasted bananas, Marshall Farms honey); Breakfast Tacos (Petaluma eggs, Black Pig bacon, black beans, avocado, pico de gallo) and giant blueberry muffins. 132 Keller St, Petaluma, 707-543-1278, chickenpharm.com.

Santa Rosa
Walter Hansel Wine Bistro:
A la carte Easter menu with crab cocktail, Coquille St. Jacques, Veal Cordon Bleu, spring lamb shanks, fruit tart. Open for dinner 4 to 8:30p.m., 3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, 707-546-6462, walterhanselbistro.com.

Franchetti’s: A la carte menu includes a Bennie Balooza with a Caprese bennie, ham, and pineapple, chilaquiles, frozen blackberry lemon chiffon pie or prix fixe featuring biscuits and honey butter, arancini, bennies and dessert. 1229 N. Dutton, Santa Rosa, 707-526-1229, franchettis.com.


Breakaway Café
: Spring vegetable toast with sauteed favas, oyster mushrooms, eggs and Hollandaise, braised lamb shank with lemon risotto, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 19101 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma, 707-9965949, breakawaycafe.com.


Patisserie Angelica: Passover and Easter sweets include Lemon Lavender Egg cake with flowers and piped flowers, and eye-popping chocolate raspberry eggs with chocolate truffle mousse, raspberry preserved and fresh raspberries glazed with dark chocolate. Order ahead for pickup. 6821 Laguna Park Way, Sebastopol, 707-827-7998, patisserieangelica.com.

Zazu Kitchen and Farm: Prix-fixe, $29 per person includes Nutella French toast sandwich with strawberries, asparagus risotto, housemade bagel with smoked McFarland springs trout, Corned beef Rueben on rye, rabbit tinga tostadas, plus Black Pig bacon, grilled asparagus with tarragon Hollandaise, kale caesar, fried green tomatoes.  6770 McKinley #150, Sebastopol, 707-523-4814, zazukitchen.com.

Gravenstein Grill
Brunch specials from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes Dungeness Crab Benedict and Sonoma Spring vegetable quiche. Plus Willie Bird Turkey Burger and Liberty duck confit. 8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, 707-34-6142, gravensteingrill.com.