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Tower Cafe

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1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
+1 916-441-0222
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been here a few times, twice for lunch and once for brunch. The breakfast plates here are very good and you can have a mimosa or bloody mary to compliment your meal. The service is very good and the decor makes it feel like eating at your grandma's kitchen table. The portions are very good as well which makes... More 

Thank Matthew K
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious brunch, wide variety of menu choices. Big portions - you shouldn't leave here hungry! Nice ambience and decor, friendly and efficient waiters.

Thank loonalaska
Red Bluff, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have gone there several times. Great place for good food and reasonably priced. Service is good. I had their pear salad and it was excellent. I also had the split green soup and it reminded of the soup back in New England. Loved it. Easy access for parking. Was going to Tower Theatre for local premiere of "King of Jazz"... More 

Thank crapeaux
Sunnyvale, California
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This cafe is a rare find. It has great character and a wonderful eclectic decor. The outside dinning area is truly beautiful and set into a lush garden. The menu is creative and will have something yummy for all. I have come here for breakfast multiple times and have always been very pleased. The service is good and attentive. It... More 

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Montevideo, Uruguay
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249 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way from SF to Tahoe, we stopped by at about 9:30 for breakfast. Short wait, then on to a table with great friendly service and good food. Did their signature French toast which just melted in your mouth, so yummy.

Thank In4itt
Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fine lunch at the Tower Cafe. NIce big tables with plenty of room either on the patio or inside. I had the Irish Beef Stew which was excellent with a hint of spiciness. My wife had the BLAT, Bacon Lettuce Avocado And Tomato sandwich with a side salad and a wonderful cup, more like a bowl, of black eyed... More 

Thank Tim95624
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has at least a 1/2 wait every weekend for brunch but well worth the wait. This is one of the only places I know you can actually get an authentic Monte Cristo sandwich and they are Soooo good. They also have a full bar and several types of mimosas.

Thank Marian H
Sacramento, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been for breakfast many times and it is our go to spot with visitors. The french toast is the best anywhere and very rich! Be sure to get a glass of water. The mimosas are also great with breakfast. Weekends can be packed, so expect it and be patient.

Thank llij2016
Dave, Belgium
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been many times to Tower Café and I've never been disappointed. The food is excellent, the staff is super nice, the decor is wonderful and unique. What I like is that you can ask them to adapt the menu the way you like, the cook will do it for you. Our son has to follow a strict diet, no... More 

Thank Gusdestave
Sutter Creek, California
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decorating is over the top mixture of gargoyle, day of the dead, and just creepy stuff. Interesting, but not enough to make me want to return. I think the huge portions for breakfast must be the draw, but really doesn't interest me. I am looking for fresh ingredients with something unique about the dishes. The french toast was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-441-0222

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El Dorado Hills, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?