1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965 (See Map Below)
Neighborhood: Caledonia St. (New Town). Website is here. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Small parking lot (free) in back, metered street parking nearby, city lots nearby and free street parking a few blocks north.
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.
Taste of Rome
Some locals see Taste of Rome as a coffee place, others as a sandwich place, and still others love the full breakfast menu and especially-delicious (albeit expensive) pastries. Whatever you call it, this is one of Sausalito’s most active street scene spots.
Both inside and sidewalk seating, and this is one of the better places in town to sit and watch the world go by. You order from the counter and then they bring your food.
Right on the border between the downtown Sausalito area visitors frequent and the Caledonia Street neighborhood where local people eat and shop, Taste of Rome serves both constituencies well. They have free wi-fi, and their tables are actually big enough (barely) to hold your meal and your laptop at the same time. Seems obvious, but how many places offer free wi-fi and then give you postage-stamp tables?
Salads and sandwiches are good here, and hand made after you order them. They have a full breakfast menu, and a warm breakfast on a foggy winter morning with a good cup of coffee will cure a lot of things that ail you. Their pastries are expensive, but so good that our editors have been known to buy them without complaining — one of the best apple strudels I’ve eaten outside of Germany. We’re big on the value-for-money equation, so getting us to ignore high prices is hard to do!
Something else that people should know about Taste of Rome? Should someone open another place in town called Feel of Florence or Aroma from Verona? Disagree with any of our suggestions? Please let us know!