Thursday, September 18, 2014

Some of My Favorite Places in Healdsburg

Keep meaning to post this - my neighbor and I decided to come up with a list to give to friends when they come visit. Here you go!

Tips for Healdsburg

Very nice for a drink on Friday and Saturday nights they have live music if you want to relax.

Funky and Fabulous – no California wines served so lots of fun other world wines and local beers. Music sometimes on weekends. Great local hangout.

Best cocktails by mixologists – not merely bartenders! Sit at the bar and indulge! 

A MUST for breakfast! Especially the scones and cappuccino – best in the world! Charming Europeanesk setting with fabulous outdoor seating and organic everything!  Not to mention Kitchen Eye Candy! Great shopping for a cook. Also great space upstairs for events

If you want a decadent breakfast but fun casual place go here. Right on the plaza but don’t drink the coffee – go down the street and get Flying Goat.

Great simple breakfast – but on the weekends they have Eggs Benedict to die for and cinnamon bread without raisins!  skip coffee get it first from the Shed

Parish CafĂ© – n’orleans lunch
Great lunch – off the plaza but best shrimp po’boys this side of the Mississippi! Leave your diet at the door. 

Campo Fina  - Italian restaurant
Must go to the back garden.  Play Bacci Ball, have a glass of wine and nibbles by the bar.  Charming!  

Barndiva California cuisine
Charming outdoor lunch or dinner.  The setting is hard to beat both indoors and out! Dinner is pricy – lunch or brunch is better. And you must have a reservation – it’s a small place. Then wander to their shop a couple doors down to look at local art.

Bravas Tapas restaurant
Great also in the back garden.  Fab drinks and small dishes.

Great casual burgers and fries outdoor seating. They smoke all their own meats. Full bar.

Adorable movie theater that serves wine of course!

Shopping – Walk the plaza! Lot’s of great places.

Outside of “town”

Jimtown store – along Alexander Valley Road on the way to
Calistoga great lunch - if they have homemade soup that day get it! Always great.

Great hangout on Alexander valley road by Medlock Ames winery – sip a cocktail and wander the veggie garden and watch the sunset over the vineyards.

Diavola – Italian restaurant in Geyserville – worth the 6 mile drive. Innovative Italian plus great pizza.

Just happened to get Eggs Benedict at Costeaux with Rich this weekend -Look at that smoked ham! and Bacon!

Of course this is by no means the only places we go, just a good list to start on! See you around! 
One of my favorites at Campo -Burrata with prosciutto and toast


  1. Don't for get Bistro Ralph on the square for Chicken Paillard & Frites!

    1. You are right! I do love that dish! Although there was a bit of a scare recently that it was sold - so that's why I didn't mention since I thought it was going to be gone - but good news for us (bad for Ralph) is that the deal didn't go through