The Best Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Midtown, Sacramento

Crepeville: Peanut Butter and Nutella © Cam Evans/Flickr
Crepeville: Peanut Butter and Nutella © Cam Evans/Flickr
Photo of Gwen Starkman
26 November 2016

Sacramento is a true hodgepodge of citizens, ranging from the young ambitious professionals to seasoned politicians to laid-back family types. The brunch spots are just as diverse. Check out the top choices in Midtown.

Sunset in Sacramento | © Robert Couse-Baker/Flickr

Old Soul Co.

A hipster coffee shop if there ever was one, Old Soul Co. will entice even the most skeptical of patrons. The cafe takes the old soul part of their name to heart, with its vintage and stripped-down simplistic atmosphere. When it began in 2006, Old Soul Co. didn’t even have a register but instead used a pewter jar and didn’t even have set hours. However, they have evolved more as the years have passed but still hold on to that classic sensibility. Great coffee and food is not just expected, it’s promised.

Old Soul Co, 1716 L St (Rear Alley), Sacramento, CA, +1 (916) 443 7685


Crepeville is a family-run restaurant started all the way back in 1990 that brings a twist to the breakfast game. Their menu has nearly 30 variations of crepe dishes. They have many savory crepes, like the Florentine crepe with cheddar, spinach, cottage cheese and onions, or the Mediterranean crepe with grilled eggplant, pesto, tomato, onions, roasted red peppers and cheddar cheese. There are also plenty of sweet crepes. These include the classic strawberry crepe with fresh strawberries, cinnamon, and brown sugar, or the honey-lemon blitz with ricotta cheese.

Tower Cafe

Restaurant, Asian, American, Spanish, Vegetarian, Fast Food, Coffee, $$$
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Voted one of the best brunch spots in Sacramento and typically one of the most popular spots, Tower Cafe does not disappoint. When it was started 25 years ago on Earth Day, the owner hoped that the cafe would reflect his dreams of a global community. The eclectic menu takes inspiration from all over the world, with dishes like its Thai steak and eggs or the huevos rancheros or the New Mexico blueberry cornmeal pancakes. There’s picturesque seating both inside and out too, meaning Tower Cafe really is the whole package.

The Porch

Bar, Restaurant, South American, $$$
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The Porch Restaurant & Bar, Sacramento
The Porch Restaurant & Bar, Sacramento | © Cam Evans/Flickr
The Porch strives to bring southern comfort food with a California twist. The chefs aim to use only the freshest and most organic ingredients to ensure the best tasting dishes around town. There is the classic southern chicken and waffles served with a Porch touch. (They start by making sweet potato waffles with a blueberry smear and rice Krispie-crusted chicken is added on top!)

Bacon & Butter

Seriously, if one happens to be in the Sacramento area, or California or even North America, then it is highly recommend that they stop and eat at Bacon & Butter. The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients and does its best to change up the menu regularly. Like the name suggests, bacon is the main ingredient in many of the dishes, often used in an exciting new way. There is the bacon and peach fritters, bacon and chocolate chip cookies and even the grilled cheese Benedict, which is out-of-this-world.