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Cafe Hours
Mon:6:00AM – 3:00PM
Tue:6:00AM – 3:00PM
Wed:6:00AM – 3:00PM
Thu:6:00AM – 3:00PM
Fri:6:00AM – 3:00PM
Sat:7:00AM – 2:00PM
Sun:7:00AM – 12:00PM

December 15, 2020

In conforming to Sonoma County’s latest shelter in place order, Crooks Coffee will remain OPEN for TAKEOUT ONLY until further notice. Our hours remain unchanged.

There’s nothing like enjoying a cold beer, some wine, or a sweet mimosa to make your day more comfortable. Crooks Coffee is now serving wonderful beer from both Barrel Brothers, and Seismic Brewing Companies. We also have a diversity of wine to caress your pallate.

Discover Us At 404 C Mendocino Avenue in Downtown Santa Rosa, CA!

Yelp Loves Us!

  •   Walking in, I love the vibe! Immediately I was greeted with a smile and, "what can I get you" which I loved.  I opted for the Avocado toast and breve latte. The Avocado toast was made,  on a fresh piece of perfectly toasted Sourdough with a  generous portion of avocado . Sprinkled with the usual chili and salt and pepper. A little garlic and it would have been perfection.  The breve latte was 5 stars when it came to flavor. But lacking the usual barista,  foam flair. The only complaints I would  have, is having to use the shared (by other businesses) restroom and the lack of friendliness of the barista.

    thumb Diana T.

      I have been here a few times and enjoy the coffee and the staff, but this last visit made me rather unhappy. I arrived at 11:45 with a friend for a coffee and snack, we both picked the bacon breakfast burrito. We knew the place was closing since we got informed form a gentlemen outside but was not expecting the person at the counter to tell us the oven was shut down and we could pick up a sandwich two doors down if we wanted something hot. Would have given a higher rating, but to be detoured, and then see 4 people walk in after me was very surprising. I get you want to close down at noon, but if you have paying customers it seems like you would heat the food up over missing out on the sales. Just a thought

    thumb sebastian thomas j.

      Amazing coffee, great service, good food and lots of seating with free WiFi, what more could you ask for?

    thumb Lauren T.

      Crooks is a very cozy place to come and enjoy a book or meet up with a friend.   I don't live around here but I like to visit every time I'm in Santa Rosa especially since it's in a prime downtown location close to the mall and main street.  I love their Rose Lavender Latte which I pretty much always get and enjoy sitting in the comfy chairs up front by the windows.

    thumb Joan W.

      Had the Lavender Latte and man was it amazingly delicious! It was the perfect balance of lavender and coffee. I will most definitely be coming back! The service was amazing as well!

    thumb Chelito S.

      Organic fair-trade coffee and tea.
    Great house-made scones, etc.
    Good ambience! Friendly staff and
    clientèle from all walks of life.

    thumb Paul M.
  •   Hands down the best place around.  Despite the coffee being top shelf the family and ambiance are even better.  Special made my weird request for me happily only to have my wonderful, albeit clumsy, daughter spill the entire thing before I could even have a sip.  I mean, this thing Manhattan Projected ALL over the place!  We felt awful but the staff all rushed to assist us in cleaning the mess while another whipped up another large cup.  I insisted on paying for the second cup as well, and they flatly insisted that there was no way they were going to take it!  Beautiful shop, beautiful people!  Wish that we were local as I would make this my daily spot.  Thanks again Crooks Crew!

    thumb Jesse R.

      I really liked the coffee from this place. Everyone who I talked to that works here was really nice too. It's been a minute since I went to I can't remember how it was priced, but they had neat options like a lavender latte!

    thumb Calli G.

      One of the best coffee places I've encountered! Went in for the first time and the place has an amazing vibe, great options of drinks, it's well maintained, and the people are super friendly. I got an iced mocha and it's one of the best ones I've had!

    thumb Jaime M.

      Convinced by the quality of friendliness of this place. Good creme brûlée latte and pastries.

    thumb HopHop P.

      The people the food the coffee  what's not to love these guys are amazing !
    I can't wait till they open this morning I'm badly in need of a hot cup of coffee to get my mind off this Kincaid fire .
    Thanks for letting us charge our phones  so we can continue to get news, stay in touch with loved ones or work remotely as I need to .

    thumb Christina M.

      Great service, great coffee, and great toast. They are Very attentive to being cleanly and are taking COVID as serious as it should be taken. Best spot in town!

    thumb Jimmy J.
  •   Customer service is on point here! They are so friendly and helpful. When I came in they welcomed me like I was family and invited us to sit down and relax. So sweet.
    My son and I love coming here. We love their coffee and their Italian sodas. The chocolate chip cookies are so big and really good. I always grab the tomato & mozzarella sammie on a Ciabatta roll and they cook it up for me! So delicious. Even my son was begging me for a bite.
    I love their frappes- my favorite is a medium caramel with 2 add shots & no whipped cream. They always make it perfect. I can't stand whipped cream And they always remember to leave it off. Thank you.
    Great coffee, great food, great service and so conveniently located downtown. Support Local Businesses!

    thumb Jennifer H.

      This is quickly becoming one of our favorite spots for an early morning cup o joe and a great pastry or breakfast sandwich.

    The staff is always beyond nice and very helpful, always making my wife and I feel welcomed and happy. They have a few chairs and tables outside that are perfect for a nice misty, cool morning in Santa Rosa while enjoying a great cup of coffee.

    Their golden latte with tumeric is exceptional and we highly recommend it.

    Thank you Crooks, for not being crooks and always making us feel at home in our living room (with much better java than we can do ourselves). We will continue to support this great local business and wish you the best of luck in the years to come. Keep up the great work!

    We will be back again soon. Cheers!

    thumb Elliot K.

      Awesome people, thoughtful atmosphere, and wonderful menu! The drinks were as delicious as the food. The personal discussion from one of the owners and the extent that one of the employees went to to make sure my party and I were comfortable were more than enough justification to leave a good review.
    Congratulations on the one-year anniversary, and here's to manny more!

    thumb Megan W.

      Hands down best coffee house in Santa Rosa! Family owned business and you can tell because you are treated like family when you come in. Great speciality holiday drinks and baked goods. The banana bread is my fav! Love the decor and featured local artists on the walls. What a gem this place is! I always look forward to coming in to crooks Coffee!

    thumb Lillian A.

      Really like the atmosphere. Great coffee, great service, and good vibes. Definitely recommend.

    thumb Jacquelyn B.

      I love the vibe, style, customer service and most importantly - the quality coffee, pastries and food.

    Board games, outlets and plenty of seating.


    thumb Anisa A.
  •   First time visit. Really cool atmosphere. Fast friendly service. Best double chocolate chip muffin I ever had in my life! Get it warmed up!

    thumb Michele M.

      Great quality, locally sourced coffee attentively prepared with love. Freshly baked pastries fill the shop with sweet and savory scents. Plus! They're right by the new downtown square -- Best coffee shop EVER

    thumb Greyson G.

      stayed in a hotel a few blocks away. needed a bite and some coffee before hitting the road. we were huge fans. cold brew was good. cinnamon roll muffin thing was amazing. wow. miss that pastry.

    thumb Sean W.

      Great avocado toast & coffee. Great friendly atmosphere.  Staff was friendly & fun. Assortment of food options. Fun place to read a book & get out of the cold.

    thumb Steve U.

      Crooks Coffee is a gem. I had a few hours of work to do and visiting an unfamiliar area, I Yelped and stumbled upon this coffee shop! As soon as I entered the coffee shop, I knew I would love the place.

    I ordered the Creme Brulee Hot Chocolate and Green China Gunpowder Tea. They were both very good. I also ordered a bag of beans. The Creme Brulee Hot Chocolate was the best thing I've ever tasted. It was SOOO good! I couldn't believe my taste buds. I stopped myself from downing my drink. The Green China Gunpowder Tea was very different but it was a very good tea.

    I loved all the selections of coffees and teas and pastries. And they also have beer and wine! There were so many varieties of options that anyone walking into the shop will definitely find something to their likings. There are boardgames and books galore. It's a place to come and work like I did or catch up with friends or hang out playing games or read a book.

    thumb Jane C.

      A family concern concerned about all of us within their family.  From day one of my exposure to who they were and what they were doing, I was quickly made to feel that from the very construction to their first conversation, all of this was, nothing but top shelf without ever excluding anyone because of their slings and arrows of outrageous fortunes.  From the very first whiff of their better business acumen, the colorful sight of awaiting pastries, the newly crafted but old city feel of their ever-welcoming interior you know, and even if this is your first forray within their welcoming walls that, you just might have found your new old place, you may have just realized that you too, now belong.  Thanks to all of the owners/staff, for it's been my experience that within such dignity shared there is no job to unimportant, so much so that if need be the very hands that might have just shaken the hands of one of the local movers and shakers, those very hands have now pitched in to wash a stack of dirty dishes so that you, their next new and most important customer need never worry as to the cleanliness of your next cup of expertly crafted brew, enjoy!

    thumb Mike S.
  •   I had been hearing about this little shop for awhile and decided to finally go in and see what all the fuss was about. Walking in I immediately saw the charm in this shop and all the delicious looking goodies! I ordered a mocha and almond croissant! The mocha was perfectly topped with homemade whip cream and the coffee was velvety rich and everything I hoped it would be! The croissant was yummy just as I expected it would be!

    thumb Michelle T.

      Definitely an extremely cute local coffee house to meet with friends or a significant other! Not the best coffee I've ever had but still good. I would come for the ambiance and the variety.

    thumb Ashley S.

      Holy moly that bacon, egg and cheese on a buttery biscuit breakfast sandwich! Delicious. Ordered it on a whim and am so glad I did.

    Great coffee and service too!

    thumb Liz B.

      Welcoming environment, nice baristas, and great tasting coffee! Their menu boards are nice and big and easily readable and they even have pastries discounted just a day old that are delicious. They are taking great precautions with COVID regulations as well. Definitely will be coming back.

    thumb Hannah W.

      Great local place.  Chill vibe and their scones are the best I've ever had.  Great place to chill out in the morning before the daily grind begins!

    thumb Mike L.

      Excellent coffee and pastries. Stopped in to work for a couple hours and was a great spot. Will be revisiting on my next trip to Santa Rosa!

    thumb Matt H.
  •   warm and inviting vibe inside. exceptional coffee. lovely service. what more could you need? the creme brûlée latte is to die for!

    thumb Rahil H.

      I love this place! The family that owns this coffee shop are very nice people, professional, personable and understanding of those from various walks of life. The medium roast coffee, cookies and bagels are some of my favorite menu items.  I enjoy hanging out here a lot and writing poetry, doing homework or applying for jobs. You should stop by here sometime!

    thumb Elizabeth L.

      My rose tea latte tasted good and the soy milk is creamy but the latte art is so bland and like it seems as if they didnt even try. The baristas seem very sterile and like not inviting. Which I dont need them to be but that does set the tone of the space. Bare minimum they're doing their job so that's what it is. The seats had a bunch of crumbs and like on the tables as well. It's pretty chill and the decor is cute. The menu is varied and their are options and etc. I wish they made in house syrups but you vant6have everything. The merch is hella cute. There is also outdoor seating, bar/wall seating, table seating, cozy chair seating. The drinks don't come hot enough for me though because I'm used to having to need a sleeve for my to go cup. I.e. hottt

    thumb Na X.

      Holy moly we loved Crooks! We took a social distancing cycling trip and found ourselves in Santa Rosa for a few days.

    Which means that I plan everything around a. what time does the coffee shop open b. where is the best nearby coffee shop and c. do they have great coffee AND food.

    Crooks nailed it - amazing coffee and a great selection of food. And they opened early enough to get coffee and food before hitting the roads.

    Crooks was our favorite coffee shop on our 10 day road trip!!

    thumb Lesley A.

      Great local place.  Chill vibe and their scones are the best I've ever had.  Great place to chill out in the morning before the daily grind begins!

    thumb Mike L.

      Excellent coffee and pastries. Stopped in to work for a couple hours and was a great spot. Will be revisiting on my next trip to Santa Rosa!

    thumb Matt H.
  • Crooks is now featuring a beer and wine menu! Featuring local favorites Barrel Brothers and Seismic brewing companies, plus a compliment of local Sonoma County wines! Drop in for a Mimosa, served all day long.