1311 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 (See Map Below)
Neighborhood: Caledonia St. (New Town). Website with menu links is here. Open for breakfast and lunch. Free street parking nearby, plus city lots.
Insiders Tip: Check out our special page on Parking Near Caledonia St. Without Getting a Ticket. It explains how to avoid the no-parking zones that catch some visitors by surprise.
Lighthouse Cafe (Lighthouse Breakfast & Lunch)
Every fishing village needs a lighthouse, and we’re lucky to have this one. Lighthouse Cafe (previously called Lighthouse Breakfast and Lunch) proudly positions itself as a Danish cafe, which is a pretty good start since an entire class of breakfast items in our culture are referred to as “Danish.” This place has been here for generations, and feels very much the same as it did back in the 1970s, apart from the pandemic-inspired expansion in its outdoor dining area. In recent years they have also opened other Lighthouse Cafe restaurants elsewhere in Marin.
We think of the Lighthouse Cafe as a great breakfast spot, but they have one of the best burgers in Sausalito, and two great club sandwiches. Part of the eternal Sausalito debate about “what’s the best local breakfast spot?” If you’re looking for an authentic Danish breakfast or lunch… or a traditional American one, Lighthouse Cafe is a great choice.
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