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  •   This place has a boho/hipster vibe that fits well in downtown. It also has a cute 'small business' vibe and I love how people remember you. Super great.

    thumb Jena C.
    12/21/2022

      This is a quiet coffee shop (lots of people working, not talking) so my boyfriend and I picked up something to go. I got the peppermint mocha and it was soo good! My boyfriend got the crème brûlée latte and we both loved our drink. I would return again if I found myself in the area. Also I left my phone here and the staff kindly picked it up and kept it safe until I was able to return for it

    thumb Priscilla C.
    1/01/2023

      metered street parking for 15 minutes a quarter...enter and a line to the order counter...coffee drinks, nitro brew, hot chocolate, tea, beer & wine too, and more drinks...some bites to make a meal...taking a hot chocolate and creme brulee coffee drinks (one hot and one iced)...hot chocolate was very tasty...nice thick swirl of heavy whipped cream on top with a sprinkling of cocoa powder...creme brulee was quite tasty, but really light on the coffee...might be a good sweet treat for the evening, but needing something stronger in the morning...overall, great atmosphere inside...some seating outside...popular and takes a little time...

    thumb Hen A.
    12/02/2022

      Fun atmosphere. Hubs said coffee was good-I drink tea. Big cozy chairs and farm-style tables. I ordered a morning bun, which was good, hubs got the salmon (lox) bagel, which was good.

    thumb Holly C.
    12/31/2022

      Was driving through town and stopped here by chance.  Great experience all around, loved the Creme Brûlée latte (with Oat Milk).  Additionally loved their branding, stickers and merch.  Super cute place, will come back if I'm ever in the area.  Thanks for a great experience!

    thumb Yvette C.
    12/02/2022

      Cozy, indie coffee shop with a fair amount of seating in downtown Santa Rosa. The friendly barista made me a tasty oatmilk cappuccino in my personal mug (bring your own reusable mug instead of using paper cups, which are non-recyclable). Next time, I'll try one of their iced coffee drinks, which seemed to be popular on my visit.

    Keep in mind that this coffeeshop closes early -- 3 PM on the weekday I was there, so plan accordingly. Street parking is all metered, $1.50/hour on the main street, though if you walk just a half a block, that drops to $1/hour on Riley Street, for example.

    thumb Rhea B.
    1/27/2023
  •   I've gotta admit the name lured me into trying the coffee. They had an edge, the vibe was chill, nitro coffee great. Bought two shirts. Staff was friendly, really no complaints.

    thumb Kasey B.
    12/23/2022

      Cute little coffee shop in downtown Santa Rosa that we stumbled across while walking around downtown.  Great place to sit down with friend for a cup of coffee and a treat!

    thumb Michelle L.
    1/14/2023

      This place stays busy but the line seems to move fairly quickly. They have plenty of goodies to paid your coffee with and if you're planning on hanging out there are books, and games to pass up some time.
    They have a wall of gear as wel if you'd like to support a great coffee shop, anything from beanies, sweaters, shirts & even coffee tumblers.
    Im still in search for a great coffee shop near me that stays open past 3 pm & although this one doesnt, its still worth visiting! Bring quarters for the street meters, or come on Sundays for free parking!

    thumb Elvia A.
    1/09/2023

      Fun atmosphere. Hubs said coffee was good-I drink tea. Big cozy chairs and farm-style tables. I ordered a morning bun, which was good, hubs got the salmon (lox) bagel, which was good.

    thumb Holly C.
    12/31/2022

      Was driving through town and stopped here by chance.  Great experience all around, loved the Creme Brûlée latte (with Oat Milk).  Additionally loved their branding, stickers and merch.  Super cute place, will come back if I'm ever in the area.  Thanks for a great experience!

    thumb Yvette C.
    12/02/2022

      Cozy, indie coffee shop with a fair amount of seating in downtown Santa Rosa. The friendly barista made me a tasty oatmilk cappuccino in my personal mug (bring your own reusable mug instead of using paper cups, which are non-recyclable). Next time, I'll try one of their iced coffee drinks, which seemed to be popular on my visit.

    Keep in mind that this coffeeshop closes early -- 3 PM on the weekday I was there, so plan accordingly. Street parking is all metered, $1.50/hour on the main street, though if you walk just a half a block, that drops to $1/hour on Riley Street, for example.

    thumb Rhea B.
    1/27/2023
Who We Are
Photograph of the family that owns Crooks Coffee

Crooks Coffee is a local, independent, family-owned and operated enterprise located in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, California. Seeking to re-invest in our community and offer a genuinely local experience, 100% of our products are Sonoma County (and often Santa Rosa) sourced. We founded Crooks on our family’s unrelenting faith in each of its members. Started on a shoestring budget, the community immediately welcomed the shop with a line-out-the-door Grand Opening in 2018. Since then, we’ve blossomed into a quick favorite, with all the trappings of a permanent downtown institution.

And yes, we have free wi-fi.