• 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.

Cafe Hours

Crooks Coffee is temporarily closed until further notice.

Update Regarding Recent Events

March 24, 2020

Crooks Coffee is temporarily closed. We will update our customers as soon as we have set a re-opening date. Please see our GoFundMe campaign below, and even if you are unable to contribute, consider sharing it on social media to help support the cause.

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

Yelp Loves Us!

  •   Great place for a bite to eat, coffee was great. Loved sitting by the window in the armchairs. Wished I could have lingered- but my son's soccer game was starting. I'd come back for the great coffee.

    thumb Geigy B.
    7/13/2019

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

    thumb Lauren T.
    10/16/2019

      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.
    10/13/2019

      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.
    2/27/2020

      First of all caramel brûlée latte was great torched to perfection and the pastry's all looked so good, the place was overall friendly and very clean I'll definitely be coming back more often great experience.

    thumb Rudy D.
    8/08/2019

      The creme brulee latte is . Friendly staff and nice ambience. Coffee came out quick so I wasn't late to work. Nice spot to meet a friend or work/study too. Definitely need to check out their events and trivia nights (hello True Crime trivia night).

    thumb Kara M.
    9/21/2019
  •   We stopped in here and had a wonderful experience! We had a chance to chat with one of the owners, Cody, and he was the nicest guy. The ambience is great and the coffee was delicious! We can't wait to go back!

    thumb Lo C.
    8/21/2019

      Love, love the ambiance of Crooks. The baristas were pleasant and willing to take their time to tell you what were in their speciality coffees.

    thumb Jayz P.
    9/28/2019

      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.
    12/10/2019

      Best coffee in Santa Rosa! Great space and great staff. This is where I go whenever I visit friends & family.

    thumb Jeana E.
    9/02/2019

      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.
    10/16/2019

      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.
    10/10/2019
  •   Cool coffeehouse, very friendly staff,  good coffee. One of my favorie coffee places. .

    thumb Carlos O.
    7/25/2019

      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.
    1/15/2020

      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.
    2/14/2020

      Pretty great overall shop! I like their coconut milk latte- iced or hot. I have gotten their gluten free chocolate chip cookie a couple times- the chocolate is gooey and it usually doesn't last long enough for me to eat it with my coffee. I've also had the gluten free avo toast- pretty good, although I wish they had some more seasoning on it. I'd like to try their GF scone at some point too. They have quick and polite service. And the ambiance is cute to hang out in for a while. They have board games too!

    thumb Erica O.
    9/21/2019

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

    Board games, outlets and plenty of seating.

    Enjoy.

    thumb Anisa A.
    12/30/2019

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

    thumb HopHop P.
    11/27/2019
  •   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.
    10/03/2019

      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.
    11/12/2019

      I love the coffee and atmosphere here, I haven't been in a while but definitely one of the best places in town

    thumb Yolanda P.
    9/01/2019

      Decided to check this place out and glad I did. Fantastic coffee and really nice ambiance. I'm not the type to order coffee and sit but I can see myself doing it here. Just a good vibe all around.

    thumb Jay G.
    8/28/2019

      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.
    1/01/2020

      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.
    10/08/2019
  •   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.
    10/03/2019

      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.
    2/10/2020

      Crooks Coffee is one of those coffee shops you can easily spend hours in because it's just that nice. Driven by our need to banish the morning mind fog, we planned on making a quick pit stop here but ended up being completely enamored by the decor and overall aesthetic. My girlfriend got the cappuccino and I got the nitro cold brew - both of which were stellar. Highly highly recommend Crooks Coffee when it comes time to trade the glass of wine for a nice cup of coffee!

    thumb Josh H.
    7/07/2019

      This is, hands down, the best coffee shop in Sonoma County. If you're just passing through or a resident of Santa Rosa this is the coffee shop you're gonna wanna swing in to. The vibe in this place is super chill and very welcoming and the coffee and food are on point
    No more Starbucks or Peet's for me. Crooks is where its at

    thumb Jessica E.
    9/10/2019

      Perfect spot for a coffee date!
    Loved the vibe.
    Appreciated the service.
    Enjoyed the retro games.
    Savored the coffee.

    What more can I say?

    thumb Heidi D.
    7/30/2019

      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.
    10/29/2019
  •   I was visiting Santa Rosa from Las Vegas and heard the coffee here was very good. I don't like coffee, but my husband drinks it all day. I bought a bag of some coffee beans and bought them home to him. He said they were the freshest beans he's ever had. He had to show me the difference between Crooks beans and his Starbucks beans, and even I could see the difference. He said the coffee was really good and couldn't get over the freshness!

    thumb Angie G.
    7/09/2019

      Delicious new coffee spot. Lovely vibes and decor. I am a big fan of the dirty chai and Americano!

    thumb Hannah D.
    9/22/2019

      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.
    11/22/2019

      This is, hands down, the best coffee shop in Sonoma County. If you're just passing through or a resident of Santa Rosa this is the coffee shop you're gonna wanna swing in to. The vibe in this place is super chill and very welcoming and the coffee and food are on point
    No more Starbucks or Peet's for me. Crooks is where its at

    thumb Jessica E.
    9/10/2019

      Perfect spot for a coffee date!
    Loved the vibe.
    Appreciated the service.
    Enjoyed the retro games.
    Savored the coffee.

    What more can I say?

    thumb Heidi D.
    7/30/2019

      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.
    10/29/2019