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article imageOrganic Sonoma produce opens crepes and coffee brunch place Special

By Jonathan Farrell     Jun 25, 2014 in Food
Sonoma - Focusing on a very simple menu of crepes, coffee and salad, The Divewalk Cafe is open only for three days a week. "That's just for now to get started," said owner Lorene Reed
who admitted that since the economic down-turn in 2008 her organic produce delivery service business was impacted. Reed who has owned and operated Planet Organics for 15 years believed that her children needed and deserved something better and more than what supermarkets were providing.
Planet Organics began in San Francisco in 1997, when Larry Bearg and Lorene Reed became parents and learned that pesticides negatively impact young children far more than adults. They committed to feeding their children healthy organic food and soon decided to provide a convenient solution to families all over the Bay Area who had the same commitment, but lacked the time and easy access to healthy organic food.
Cafe is low-key and casual. Visitors are always welcome during business hours.
Cafe is low-key and casual. Visitors are always welcome during business hours.
Since then their vision has grown to encompass a dedication to supporting local sutainable family food businesses in the Bay Area and creating a community which brings together local food lovers and food producers.
Working out of the old Turkey farm and processing plant on Riverside Drive, Reed has just started The Divewalk Cafe, in addition to the Planet Organics produce service. With the help of chef Mark Sloop the cafe will serve fresh and tasty organic food prepared with love and laughter.
The Divewalk Cafe is kid-friendly  family-friendly and pro-bicycle.
The Divewalk Cafe is kid-friendly, family-friendly and pro-bicycle.
"I love to cook and I have always dreamed of opening a cafe or bistro to feature organic foods," she said. "And, so while the recession was a negative thing, it was a time to reorganize, rethink and turn things around."
Twelve entrees feature savory and sweet crepes, starting at $5.00 crepe fans can enjoy both something traditional like a blintz style crepe filled with apples, pears and ricotta cheese or something vegetarian.
The "Veggie Feta" and the "Ham it up" entree were getting rave responses from patrons that day last Friday, when this reporter on assignment for Sonoma Sun stopped by.
 I am a vegetarian  said long-time resident Kathy Ostram  the  Veggie Feta  is delicious. And being ...
"I am a vegetarian, said long-time resident Kathy Ostram, the "Veggie Feta" is delicious. And being a fan of anything apple, the blintz crepe is yummy," she added.
Sloop and Reed also provide salad to go with the crepe of your choice either mixed green or a fresh fruit plate.
Eager to please  owner Lorene Reed made a latte with French press steeped coffee. Delicious!
Eager to please, owner Lorene Reed made a latte with French press steeped coffee. Delicious!
In addition to fresh tea and coffee, Reed also offers "French-press" style coffee, and fresh squeezed organic orange juice.
Recalling the popular brunch spots like The Magic Pan in the 1970's and '80's, Reed noted, "Sonoma needs something like that on this side of town. Something low-key, family-friendly, kid friendly and reasonably-priced."
Open from 9 AM to 3 PM Thursday to Saturday, The Divewalk Cafe is also available for catering and events. For more information call 707-933-3740 or visit The Divewalk Cafe web site.
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