WhiteCap Coffee and Tea is the “new mom and pops” coffee shop. The owner, Torry, has background working in coffee on the big island of Hawaii. This includes choosing coffee, roasting and selling at the world-famous Hilo Farmer’s Market. They serve Little Green Bean coffee which is fair trade and organic. They also have an assortment of fresh, loose tea leaves. In addition to coffee, the shop also holds art exhibits, allowing local artist to sell their work, so you could find a unique gift as well. Stop in for coffee and delicious baked goods at 35509 Highway 1 in Anchor Bay.
Specializing in exotic flavors and aromas that make up Thai cuisine, Anchor Bay Thai Kitchen only uses fresh local organic ingredients. Enjoy larb chicken, beef or tofu, yum woon sen or som tum as well as green curry, red curry, pineapple fried rice, and more. You can find them at 35517 California 1 in Gualala.
Trinks Café offers breakfast and lunch, carrying on the mission of Kathleen “Trink” Woodward, who opened it in 2003. The restaurant began as a dessert and coffee shop but has grown to be an essential part of the community. They do offer dinner on Wednesday and Friday nights. There is seating indoors and outdoors. Breakfast options include the Big Boy Breakfast, the French green lentil bowl and the power green smoothie. Lunch offerings include a local beef burger, the Ortega, and mushroom flatbread. Find them at 39140 South Highway 1 in Gualala.
If you are craving seafood, a visit to the Gualala Seafood Shack will kill that craving. Grab a shack rockfish burrito or local rockfish fish and chips. They also offer New England clam chowder, bay shrimp Louis salad, and a crab Louie salad.
St. Orres offers north coast cuisine in a dramatic three-story main dining room. All foods are freshly prepared, organic, and wild foraged. There is fresh seafood, wild mushrooms, and wild game. The chef-owner is Rosemary Campiformio who sees North Coast Cuisine as a style of cooking that uses food that is native to the area and created from elements that occur naturally in the land and sea. Find them at 36601 CA-1 in Gualala.