Saturday, January 26, 2008


We took a drive up to the little town of Fairfax today. Here are a few photos of some of the shops in the village center. Note the sandbags around some of the doors: there was a flood warning last night, but it looks like the water levels in the creek fell before any damage was done.

Fairfax is approx 3 miles northwest of San Anselmo and is a great little town – well worth a visit for the local hiking, cycling or just to pass an enjoyable hour browsing the local stores in the village.

The main retail strip is easily walkable and is centered on the intersection of Broadway and Bolinas Road. Here you’ll find plenty of cool local shops, with practically no chain stores to spoil the fun.

People here take their cafes, bars and eateries seriously and there’s a great range to choose from. Favorites include Sorrella, Barefoot Café, FairFix Café, Koffee Klatch, Siam Lotus, Perry’s Deli, Coffee Roastery, Grillys and Café Lotus.

Other stores we liked are: Culture Shock, Fairfax Variety store, Good Earth organic market, Bookbeat bookstore and café, Tela D organic clothing, The Potting Shed, For Paws – an organic pet grocery and boutique and Sherman’s General Store.

In the evening there's live music at Neve’s, 19 Broadway or Peri’s Silver Dollar.

The main supermarket is DeLano’s IGA on the western side of the town. The former Albertson’s supermarket at Fair Anselm Plaza, approx 0.5 miles east of the town center, is still empty after Albertson’s moved out last year.

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