Mozart, Einstein and Me gift store in Downtown Benicia

Mozart, Einstein & Me

Filled with retail stores, bars, restaurants and specialty businesses, Benicia’s mile-long downtown is buzzing with nonstop energy. First Street’s lively atmosphere pulls people into its magnetic core—shoppers, dog walkers, joggers, those seeking food and drink or coffee culture converge here. With the stunning backdrop of waterfront vistas, history dating back to the gold rush and abundant sunshine, what’s not to love?  This latest installment of our First Street primer covers F Street to G Street.

This powerhouse block offers prime shopping with eleven retail stores that include art glass shops, antiques stores, vintage clothing and furniture, an independent book store, a specialty frame shop, home décor and furnishings, a Gym, a specialty toy and music store and places to eat. There are also numerous salons (seven of them!), BrickSpace Lego learning center and the Benicia Chamber of Commerce.

With such fine boutiques such as Benicia Frame, Bookshop Benicia, Romancing the Home, Mozart, Einstein and Me, Charlie’s Attic and others, plus the ever-popular Sandoval’s Restaurant, this block is always hopping.


Lindsay Art Glass

109 East F Street

Elisabeth’s Hair Design

601 #101 First Street

Classic Cuts

602 First Street


Next Door

610 First Street


Two Days Jewelry

612 First Street


Romancing the Home

617 First Street

Mozart, Einstein & Me

620 First Street

Gypsy Bella Salon & Boutique

621 A First Street



621 First Street

Elisa’s Closet

623 First Street

The Steffen Collection

627 First Street

Changes Hair Studio

631 First Street


Charlie’s Attic

632 First Street


The Vintage Owl

635 First Street


Nourot Glass

637 First Street

Bookshop Benicia

636 First Street

Benicia Frame

638 First Street

PS Hair Studio

638 1/2 First Street

Sandoval’s Mexican Food

640 First Street


Bombshell Hair & Ink

120 East G Street

Milinda Perry Salon & Gallery

117 East F Street

Diana's Bakery Cafe and Deli

639 First Street


Benicia Chamber of Commerce

Benicia Fitness   

601 #100 First Street

606 First Street