A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

Review: Piner’s Cafe

Oliviah Shine
Local favorite comfort food joint Piner Cafe comes highly recommended for an affordable Sunday brunch.

Piner Cafe | 975 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 | (707)-575-0165 | Most entrees under $15

4 of 5 Oak Leaves

Signature Dishes

Stuffed French Toast, Bacon & Eggs, Denver Omelet, Pancake Sandwich


Piner Cafe is known for the best comfort food in Santa Rosa, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Portions are large and filling, and they come at affordable prices. 

The bacon and eggs dish arrives with scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns and sourdough toast. The eggs and hash browns lack some seasoning, but the bacon is perfectly cooked — crispy and very flavorful. The eggs also have a good consistency, and the hash browns are nice and crispy. 

The french toast is tasty. It could be a bit crunchier though. It also could benefit from some more powdered sugar to add to its sweetness.

The Denver omelet has really good flavors with the ingredients tasting fresh.  The breakfast burrito however, consists of mainly eggs and lacks some serious flavor. It barely has any potatoes in it, and could use some salsa or something to give it a kick. 

Overall, Piner Cafe is your classic American breakfast. It consists of heavy breakfast foods, so you are bound to finish a meal full. It feels very satisfying and you definitely get what you pay for. Highly recommended for an affordable Sunday brunch.



The Breakdown


Category What were we looking for? Score out of 5
Packaging Neat? Sustainable? Did they remember cutlery? Napkins? Condiments? 4
Hygiene Was clerk wearing gloves? A mask? Both? Neither? What were the pick up and waiting areas like? Clean/neat? 4
Speed and accuracy Food was on counter ready for pickup 5
Portion size Was it filling or were you left wanting more? 5
Leftovers Were there leftovers and, if so, did they reheat well? 3
Quality of Food Freshness, quality of ingredients 4
Tastiness of Food Flavor, spice and texture 5
Customer Service Friendliness, responsiveness 5
Overall Rating With 5 being a perfect score, this restaurant rated: 4


Leave a Comment

Comments (0)

All Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *