Sacramento is home to many noteworthy and delicious brunch joints that will make your mouth water. With so many places to choose from, we created a guide with our top picks, bringing you the finest cuisine this city has to offer. Make room in your upcoming weekend plans because after reading this, you will not want to miss out on brunch.
Bacon & Butter is well known for their seasonal menu of farm-to-fork California cuisine. The restaurant’s name stemmed from the idea that if you’re skilled at something, it’s considered your ‘bread and butter.’ Chef Zoellin wanted to improve that concept and make it even better by naming this adorable rustic joint ‘Bacon & Butter.’ Highly recommended dishes include the infamous grilled cheese benedict, scrumptious French toast or flapjacks, which are topped with ingredients of the month. There are long lines on the weekend, but Bacon & Butter is well worth the wait.
Bacon & Butter, 5913 Broadway, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 346 4445
Established in 1984, Danielle’s Crêperie is a popular destination bringing the best of French cuisine to Sacramento. Their menu not only consists of sweet and savory crêpes but also a large variety of traditional breakfast entrées, salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. There’s something for everyone on their menu whether they’re seafood or meat lovers or vegetarians. Some popular dishes include their famous French onion soup, the garlic shrimp appetizer, the classic ham and cheese crêpe, and, of course, the marvelous tres leches. This French café has such a wonderful ambiance, complete with beautiful displays of art throughout the restaurant. If you’re ever in the area, Danielle’s Crêperie is a must for brunch.
Located near the historic Tower Theatre is another Sacramento landmark, the Tower Cafe. The Tower Cafe has been voted one of the best brunches in Sacramento for years. Their award-winning menu has a wide spectrum of variety, but their specialties include their famous French toast, the carnitas de mariachi, and the Thai steak salad. Vegetarians love this brunch because there are several dishes that are vegetarian friendly. People not only enjoy the food but also love the peaceful patio dining area, so be sure to check out the champion of all brunches at the Tower Cafe.
Tower Cafe, 1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 441 0222
Opened in 1995 by the Haines brothers, 33rd Street Bistro is an original East Sacramento favorite. This chic and stylish place serves bottomless mimosas for Sunday brunch, and on special occasions such as Easter and Mother’s Day, they offer buffet-style brunches with reservations. Their fresh-baked cinnamon rolls with house-made cream cheese frosting are to die for, and you can’t skip out on their famous bag o’ doughnuts that come with tasty dipping sauces. Make the trip out to East Sacramento and try 33rd Street Bistro’s brunch.
33rd Street Bistro, 3301 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 455 2233
Cafe Bernardo is inspired by European traditional café dining with a casual and relaxed environment. You order right at the counter and wait for your food at your table. Their seasonal menu is filled with American cuisine dishes plus an assortment of baked goods. Some favored menu items include their divine steel cut oats, carrot cake, and the salad sampler with the Thai noodle salad and chopped salad. Cafe Bernardo is everyone’s go-to neighborhood café in Sacramento, so be sure to try out the brunch.
Cafe Bernardo, 2726 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 443 1180