Trinks is a family owned business started by Kathleen “Trink” Woodward as a dessert and coffee shop in 2003. Since then it has grown to play an essential role in the coastal town of Gualala, offering full breakfast,  lunch menus, gourmet dinners and custom catering.

The friendly atmosphere at Trinks is treasured by locals and visitors alike. It is where you go to meet friends, sip an freshly poured  cappuccino,  have a fresh cooked meal—or simply treat yourself to one of Trinks’ legendary desserts and the breathtaking ocean view.

In recent years gourmet flair and expertise have been turned on high by head Chef Ross and his wife Dionely, both graduates of the California Culinary Academy. Their dinner designs and catering options follow the seasons with the finest local ingredients and organic products whenever possible. Suzanne manages the front of the house, balancing the action at the coffee bar, baked goods displays, gelato counter, and seating areas.

Trink always said “we use fresh ingredients,” which means everything from locally foraged mushrooms to the seasonal produce tended in local gardens and organic farms as well as the exceptionally fresh beans from Flying Goat Coffee in nearby Healdsburg.

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Trinks Cafe

39140 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445


Trinks Cafe