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3440 C Street, Sacramento, CA 95816-3344
(916) 442-7370
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, coffee, and service

Had breakfast on a Sunday morning at Orphan. A sign mentioned cash only and an ATM is conveniently located near the entrance. There’s a small parking lot for the restaurant and plenty of spaces on the street with no time limits on Sunday. It was our first time here, and we were very impressed with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Davis, California
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  • Families with children
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Davis, California
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast on a Sunday morning at Orphan. A sign mentioned cash only and an ATM is conveniently located near the entrance. There’s a small parking lot for the restaurant and plenty of spaces on the street with no time limits on Sunday. It was our first time here, and we were very impressed with the food and service. Our... More 

Thank Jonpan2014
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my 3rd visit to Orphan...excellence in all three visits. We had the bonus of our same waiter, whose name, unfortunately, I do not know. He is reserved, there at the right moment without hovering, lovely voice quality, and thoughtful...no banging dishes around or excess or fake courtesy. He is the best! The food is healthy and delicious...cornmeal blueberry... More 

2 Thank Salsera411
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

It would be really nice for restaurant owners to hire servers who care.... When there are almost as many staff in a restaurant as there are customers, you don't expect to have to wait for everything. The server was in amble mode, not at all efficient, and not at all in a hurry to acknowledge me. Slow to come to... More 

1 Thank not2fusssy
Sacramento, California
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Had a late breakfast on the patio. The place is small, intimate and in a quiet industrial/residential area. As a picky eater I usually order by default, but the menu here is extensive with many options. I had the platas verde and it was huge and wonderful. Beans, cheese, tortillas and eggs all layered thoughtfully. My son had the shrimp... More 

2 Thank Purkinji
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A gem of restraunt in East Sacramento. The gluten-free pancakes specials are amazing. That's right I said gluten-free and amazing in the same sentence. Crazy right? Great coffee, fun menu. I especially like their hash. My only complaint, they don't take credit cards which is really annoying.

3 Thank atomic r
Sacramento, CA
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This was our first visit to Orphan. We went on a Sunday for a late breakfast, hoping that the wait (we've heard the wait can be long) wouldn't be so long. We were wrong...it was still 45 minutes. We waited and we are so glad we did. They have a large menu selection for all tastes. My husband got the... More 

3 Thank 73Lulu79
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The food is just outstanding. I have only been there for breakfast, not lunch. They serve comfort breakfast food with a healthy twist, and they have some unique versions of breakfast comfort food (like Banana Blackberry Pancakes). My assumption is that lunch menu is just as good as the breakfast menu. The only downside to Orphan's is that it can... More 

1 Thank Brett M
London, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

After reading the reviews we decided to pop in here for breakfast. As I understand the wait on a weekend is awful. Also be warned parking is tough. I had the breakfast tamales and they were so good. I would put you on the list of breakfast places.

Thank HowieEmbry
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Breakfast, brunch and lunch are the stars here. I had a lovely, healthy breakfast called "Zen": brown rice, sautéed tofu, sautéed spinach, egg whites with a tasty ginger-soy sauce. My dining partner enjoyed a rosemary and fruit pancake with a local sausage side. Many other interesting and healthy choices are on the menu. Service was attentive and friendly. Cash only,... More 

Thank JaneAP
Roseville, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My wife wanted to try Orphan, so I agreed. Very long wait. It seemed like once you were seated, you owned the table. After waiting, eating our food and leaving, I noticed several tables were still occupied by the same people. Food is good and generous portions, but if you go, go early or late.

1 Thank scrl1

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3440 C Street, Sacramento, CA 95816-3344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: (916) 442-7370

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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