Where to Eat: Greenbrae, Kentfield and Ross

Greenbrae Kentfield restaurants

Tucked away in the heart of Marin, Greenbrae and Kentfield share schools, a zip code, and a commute along the eastern stretch of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near Bon Air Shopping Center. Catering to a quintessential bedroom community, dining options revolve around the shopping center and nearby College of Marin, where an eclectic mix of bakeries and daytime cafés, fast casual and family-friendly restaurants are the norm.

Be sure to check each restaurant’s website or social pages to confirm its most current hours of operation and services.

Crown & Crumpet | Gott’s Roadside | GuesthouseHalf Day Cafe | Marché I Sweetgreen | Tony Tutto’s

Crown & Crumpet


A tidy back patio shaded by roses and cascading pear trees is ideally suited for sipping a pot of loose leaf tea, cup of pour-over coffee or a hot chocolate at this outpost of the Japantown original. Savory croissants and crumpets are just part of the breakfast menu and a traditional sausage roll and chicken pot pie are highlights at lunch. A signature Afternoon Tea service is available on weekends.

Brunch | Dogs Welcome | Kid-friendly | Meal Under $20 | Outdoor Seating
22 Ross Common, Ross, 415.771.4252

Gott’s Roadside


At its only Marin outpost, Gott’s features the signature California-inspired dishes the restaurant is known for (burgers–regular, ahi and Impossible–shakes, salads and fries) as well as a 30-foot-long pine table for community-style eating and an expansive patio out front.

Dogs Welcome | Grab ‘n Go | Kid-friendly | Meal Under $20 | Outdoor Seating | Private Party Room
302 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, 415.785.4233



Jared Rogers, the former executive chef of Picco, heads up the kitchen, partnering with restaurateur Dustin Sullivan on this 110-seat space. Look for well-executed California cuisine with weekly specials like Prime Rib on Mondays and fried chicken on Sundays, plus killer cocktails – the Sunburn and Easy Money are local favorites.

Date Spot | Full Bar | Happy Hour
850 College Ave, Kentfield, 415.419.5101

Half Day Cafe


Tucked away in a setting of intertwining ivy and large open windows, this cafe is the quintessential breakfast nook and is also open for brunch and lunch, including coffee drinks, pastries and much more. Enjoy a casual daytime meal inside or out on the patio.

Brunch | Dogs Welcome | Kid-friendly | Meal Under $20 | Outdoor Seating
848 College Ave, Kentfield, 415.459.0291



Into the former Marche aux Fleurs space comes Marché from owners Darren and Alicia Banks. Their focus on seasonal ingredients in plates of avocado toast with Urfa chile, shishito peppers with togarashi, house made gnocchi with shiitakes, and corn and duck confit with green lentils is Californian all the way and the Tuesday night tradition of fried chicken with corn bread and cole slaw remains intact.

Date Spot | Full Bar | Grab ‘n Go | Outdoor Seating
23 Ross Common, Ross; 415.925.9200



No matter if your order is one of the signature plant-forward warm bowls like curry cauliflower, a super green goddess salad or chicken pesto parm (if meat is a must), all are packaged in a sustainable ready-to-go packaging that makes it easy to enjoy a fast and fresh meal inside, on the umbrella-shaded patio, or to-go.

Grab ‘n Go | Kid-friendly | Meal Under $20 | Outdoor Seating
284 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae; 415.874.0012

Tony Tutto’s


Marin Best Pizza

Owner Greg DiGiovine (just call hime Tony) relocated to Ross after nine years in Mill Valley, bringing his familiar farm-to-table pies and kid- and dog-friendly vibe to downtown. The vegan pies are still here and a gluten-free crust is available.

Dogs Welcome | Kid-friendly | Outdoor Seating
16 Ross Common, Ross, 415.383.8646

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