Some of these are touristy, most aren't.
  1. Texanita
    Mexican. Santa Rosa
  2. El Roy's
    Mexican, Petaluma
  3. Tea Room
    Brunch, Petaluma
  4. Central Market
    White Table Cloth Dinner, Petaluma
  5. El Dorado Kitchen
    White Table Cloth, good cocktails, Sonoma
  6. Hopmonk
    Beer and hipsters. Sebastopol, Sonoma.
  7. Taps
    39 Tap Handles and hot dogs, Petaluma
  8. Downtown Bakery
    Bakery, Brunch, Healdsburg. Sticky buns legendary, great bagels Friday-Monday.
  9. Taqueria Guadalajara
    Mexican, Healdsburg, al pastor game strong
  10. Russian River Brewing
    Not just for the IPAs. The sours. Good lord the sours. Santa Rosa
  11. Fremont Diner
    Southern breakfast, lunch, brunch. Milkshakes wavering into orgasmic territory. Real, legit fried chicken. Carneros. Tourists everywhere on weekends, expect a wait. Worth it.
  12. Flying Goat
    Coffee, Healdsburg and Santa Rosa, suck it, Intelligentsia
  13. Pho Vietnam
    self explanatory, Santa Rosa
  14. Sushi Tozai
    best sushi in county, I'm seriously elitist about sushi. Sebastopol.
  15. Grateful Bagel
    Bagels made by hippies. Sebastopol location substantially more crunchy (not literally) than plain Santa Rosa location.