The Tomales Bakery is located at the heart of our small village on Highway One. We are at the intersection of food and community in West Marin, off the beaten path, ready to surprise and delight with sweet and savory. Bicyclists and motorcyclists make us a destination. Tourists come back for seconds. Locals crowd in Thursday through Sunday, braving low benches and close quarters for friendly company and unforgettable pastries.

The best pastries in the area: not too sweet, not too big, and feather-light, from a tiny shop done in pinks, lime green, and daffodil yellow.
— Sunset Magazine

Cameron Ryan has owned and operated the Tomales Bakery for the past 17 years. She bought the bakery in 1997; it was established five years previously. Come inside and find delicious treats made in an open kitchen, friendly staff, an all-vegetarian menu, and revolving local art exhibits.

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Former San Francisco pastry chef, Cameron Ryan, knew that her path lay with the Tomales Bakery the first time she walked in the door. She learned to bake in her grandmother's kitchen. After training at the California Culinary Academy and working as a pastry chef at restaurants such as Square One, Campton Place, and Splendido, she was ready to embrace the challenges of running her own bakery. Her principled approach to a fresh, quality products made in-house daily informs our day-to-day production. Generations of bakers have learned first-hand the art of crafting artisanal Danish, croissants and breads from Cameron. And generations of customers have been the happy recipients of such craftsmanship.

The place is always crowded and it is great to sit outside in the communal seating and visit with tourist, bikers and locals. This is clearly the spot to eat in the morning in Tomales.
— Yelp review