Howard Station Cafe (Howard's), 3611 Main St, ☎ +1 (707) 874-2839. A West County classic, owned by one of the three major Italian families of Occidental. Howard's is the best place for breakfast, with fresh juices, smoothies and specials. Try the Corn-meal Pancakes and watch the locals come in and out. On a sunny weekend morning don't be surprised to see large groups of cyclist eating before or after a long, hard ride on the ridge line.edit
Barley and Hops Tavern, 3688 Bohemian Highway, ☎ 707-874-9037, . M-Th 4-9:30, Fri 4-10, Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9:30. 100% From scratch pub grub under 15.00 and over 50 craft beers from around the world in a cozy Victorian home, nestled in downtown Occidental.$. edit
A few miles west of town is the Grove of the Old Trees, a small redwood grove owned by a Sonoma County land conservancy. There are well marked trails, and a picnic table, but no other facilities. Open daily from sunrise to sunset; free.