Café Beaujolais (The Brickery), Mendocino, CA., 7/23/21

indoor restaurant

The Brickery is the pizza part of Café Beaujolais’, a complex of restaurants in the artsy town of Mendocino.  On the street is Café Beaujolais, a fine dining option open for dinner and in front of the Brickery is The Waiting Room which is a coffee and pastry shop till dinner time when it becomes a lounge.  It is a bit confusing at first but we followed the path between the buildings and found ourselves in a lovely garden area furnished with an assortment of tables and a window to place your order.  The daily menu and specials are written on chalkboards that hang on either side of the order window.  Inside you can see the fired brick oven where the pizza is cooked.  They also sell beer and wine along with offering a free jug of iced water.  After you order you get a buzzer that makes a noise when you can walk back to the other window and pick up your pie.  It is a truly lovely spot with good pizza.  You can visit the Waiting Room up near the street if you need a bathroom break.

another building
order window
Frankie found some info
seating area
seating area
flowers in the garden
Frankie found needed supplies
free water
wood fire


We had two pies.  We tried the Margherita that comes with better mozzarella and a red sauce made from San Marzano tomatoes.  The pizza has a thin crust and a really puffy edge made from tasty dough.  The sauce was well flavored and there was plenty of cheese.  I would have enjoyed a bit more basil, as it was really tasty.   Overall it was a well balanced and good pizza and you couldn’t find a nicer place to sit and eat it.

Margherita with Fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil and San Marzano sauce
another view of Margherita


The Spicy Salami pie  also contained green olives, capers, red onions, cremini mushrooms, mozzarella, Calabrian chile and a San Marzano tomato sauce.  This pizza had a bit less sauce and cheese but lots more ingredients.  The salami was good but I wouldn’t call it spicy.  The mushrooms were nice and the crust was great.  Different from the other, the two made for a wonderful lunch.

Spicy salami with spicy salami, green olives, capers, red onions, cremini mushrooms, San Marzano tomato sauce, nmozzarella, Calabrian chile
another view of spicy salami
line when we left


Frankie found a building drawing on the napkin dispenser

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