Crooks Coffee

404c Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa
(707) 791-3365

Recent Reviews

Diana T.

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.

Kimberly Towns

Lavender Rose latte. Seriously the best coffee. The staff are amazing, fun and welcoming. Love this business.

Na X.

My rose tea latte tasted good and the soy milk is creamy but the latte art is so bland and like it seems as if they didnt even try. The baristas seem very sterile and like not inviting. Which I dont need them to be but that does set the tone of the space. Bare minimum they're doing their job so that's what it is. The seats had a bunch of crumbs and like on the tables as well. It's pretty chill and the decor is cute. The menu is varied and their are options and etc. I wish they made in house syrups but you vant6have everything. The merch is hella cute. There is also outdoor seating, bar/wall seating, table seating, cozy chair seating. The drinks don't come hot enough for me though because I'm used to having to need a sleeve for my to go cup. I.e. hottt

lightning hunter

Lavender Rose latte. Seriously the best coffee. The staff are amazing, fun and welcoming. Love this business.

Markus Stampfli

Quite a well run coffee/tea/bagalry! No complaints at all

Anisa A.

I love the vibe, style, customer service and most importantly - the quality coffee, pastries and food. Board games, outlets and plenty of seating. Enjoy.

Giulia Latini

Great coffee, ambience, Wi-Fi, everything. And my barista was an angel and made me the best cappuccino since Italy.

Taj Cirillo

This was our first sit down visit to Crooks. Our idea was to play a game or two of Skip-Bo but we did not know that they have a whole bookshelf of games, even some for the little one so we will absolutely be going back. Plus I had a lavender/rose latte which was absolutely delicious! Update: had a S'mores Latte today. A bit more of on the sweets side of flavor but very delicious nonetheless!

harold strahn

Very nice environment. I love this place. There espresso drinks are good and so are the pastries!

Robert Kaplan

Great atmosphere and the service was terrific. Staff to include one of the co-operators had good info and also had a joyful sense of humor. He also imparted info regarding open mic nights which they will be starting again in the spring. The coffee was strong and plenty of seating with neat artwork.

Harlee Matthaeus

This place is great. The owner is a Amazing guy.

Lillian A.

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!

Caitlen S.

Had higher expectations for this place! Definitely a cute coffee shop, friendly staff and a variety of items. Coffee however, could be better. This place has potential and baked goods such as muffins are delicious here. Would prefer more comfortable seating as well, but my real complaint is the coffee. I hope to see this place improve and will occasionally frequent when in the area but for now it's not my go to.

Jeffrey Molina

Visited on a Thursday. Looking forward to going back again. It has a cool atmosphere. Food is similar to a cafe in Indianapolis I liked.

Trinity Farrell

Do yourself a favor and give this place a try. This place has an awesome atmosphere.

Jayden Nolan

Got there about three, it wasn't crowded. The staff was sociable and attentive. Prices are appropriate for the quality.

tom clark

I give it a five star rating cause it deserves it. This place is just like the coffee shops I had frequented in my youth. And the kind of place I have come to love. They are not trying to ride coat tails of of fast food coffee, with fancy names and and super sugary drinks. Normal coffee drinks and local art work on the walls. And a good cup of tea. This will be my new go to on my days off. A place to relax and sketch and have a cup of tea. The staff is super nice and down to earth and the prices are just right.

Katie S2163-STU

I loved crooks coffee! The people there were really nice and the coffee was high quality. I got a lavender rose latte and it was really good!

Christina M.

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 .

Doreen Van Leeuwen

Just had a gluten free bagel with salmon and cream cheese+a slice of tomato. I thought the proportion of salmon to bread was off...could hardly taste it. And no red onions! The bagel was crispy and yummy.

pauly mayflower

The drinks are not that sweet which is really good because other places the coffee is fulled with sugar instead of coffee. They have a great snacks to munch on to love this place.

Lauren T.

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

Elliot K.

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!

Jane C.

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.

Mike L.

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!

Ashley S.

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.

Jayz P.

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.

Jessica E.

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

Just Be Glenn

Very relax place! I am coming from Reno, Nevada and working on my projects on my laptop. And i got to say, I feel relax here, good music, good coffee, and friendly.


Good coffee but did not enjoy our bagel or fig toast. Wish the food options were better.

Tika Moon

Great open mic on a Sunday afternoon is always so positive and the workers are so sincerely nice. Try their homemade cookies warmed up and the Italian sodas!!!

laurren cooper

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!

Bryce Mezney

Friendly staff and a wide variety of drinks and food. My wife got the cold brew which had a good flavor and wasn’t bitter, I got the creme brûlée latte that had a good flavor and wasn’t overpoweringly sweet.

Billie Jean Zoller

Great space with WONDERFUL employees! Thanks for making my Sunday afternoons so enjoyable !

Courtney Struthers

Probably the friendliest coffee shop I've ever been to. I don't drink coffee but I appreciate their to go food and fresh oj. Love coming here.

Jeremy Bardell

Great coffee, excellent atmosphere, fantastic owner/operators. Heard that Oat Milk is coming, which would be awesome. :-)

Santosh Dash

Awesome coffee and ambience .. family owned store and had a great conversation. Must stop if you are in santa rosa

Robin Wade Kunde

They make a really good mocha. And it was a great place to meet up with friends. It is in a convenient location close to Courthouse Square on Mendocino Avenue. They had a large selection of delectable looking pastries too. Go check it out for yourself.

Michele M.

Nice little coffee shop in Downtown Santa Rosa. I had the spiced chai, but too much either cloves or cinnamon, as I was having trouble swallowing for a couple of hours afterwards. Comfortable seating with wifi and some outlets. Yummy chocolate.dipped macaroons and pastries. The coffee is rich and delicious. Outdoor seating out front is on direct sun. Good place to hang out for a couple of hours.

Karen L.

I've made two trips to Crooks and have to say the coffee is good though the service and ambiance are not for me. I keep wanting to like them as I love a good locally owned business but given my experience, I would probably choose another shop for my coffee fix. On my most recent trip, I ordered the avocado toast... The "toast" was a sliced baguette and though I know French bread can have air bubbles, the slice served to me had the avocado perched on the outer crust as the center was the size of a nickel. I'm all for low carb but, if I'm going to splurge on eating bread, I'd like it to be my choice how much I allow myself to have and not be surprised.