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1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
916-441-0222
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Ranked #9 of 1,787 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Huntington Beach, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My friend suggested this kitschy fun restaurant. It is apparently a tradition and always crowded. We were fortunate to be there on a weekday morning so were seated immediately. We share the French toast for which it is known and it was delicious. One observation: I had ordered a fancy chai tea latte (far more expensive than an ordinary cup... More 

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Sacramento, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is one of our favorite go-to restaurants in Sacramento. It often gets panned by a particular local food critic, but that doesn't stop it from being filled for breakfast/lunch/dinner, often with lines. So what if it's not chi-chi & cluttered with artifacts from around the world, it's got a varied menu with many selections, a good beer list, and... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This delightful, kitschy restaurant is a gem. The French Toast at Sunday brunch is the best I've ever had. Dining indoors or outdoors is optional. Pretty at either place.Service is very good. Portions are large. Come with a full appetite.Only negative...No reservations unless you have a party of eight or more. Wait times can be lengthy. Plenty of seating for... More 

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have had breakfast at Tower Cafe several times with the most recent being last week. This is such a fun, eclectic restaurant with lots to look at and a wide variety of food to choose from. The servers are friendly and efficient. On our recent trip here, the items ordered were Madame Cristo, french toast and an Eggs Benedict... More 

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Woodland, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Every time I go to Tower Cafe, there's a wait....although that's a good sign! I love the outside dining area. Inside dining is very eclectic.... There's so much to look at! I had their Famous French Toast. Large portion (enough for a doggy bag)! It was very good. Great variety of choices on their menu. You will find something you... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Jamaican Jerk Chicken, the Thai Steak Salad, and the Fish and Chips here are all stellar. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Apparently it is owned by a very kind and generous cowboy (according to wait staff) which explains why the staff are so friendly and generally happy people. The food is awesome, the décor spectacular,... More 

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Carmichael, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went there for brunch to celebrate a friends birthday and we were all very happy with our choices. Great French Toast with fruit, big omelets with a delicious and plentiful portion of potatoes. They were very busy and we had a fairly long wait for a table. All the patrons waiting outside were friendly and congenial so the wait... More 

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Sacramento
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love to go to the Tower Cafe when I want a special treat. I love looking into the dessert case and deciding what fantastic looking and tasting treat I will order. I like the food too, but it is the dessert case that keeps me going back. I also love the outside seating that is warmed in the winter... More 

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Sacramento, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There is almost always a wait for this great spot, but it's worth it. Wide chose of delicious meals to please everyone in your party reasonably priced.

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Living in Sacramento Tower is one our favorite places to go out to eat. There is a variety of food to chose from. Their breakfast is always a crowd pleaser. We have not been let down. FYI it can be busy on the weekends, you may have to wait for a table.

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Additional Information about Tower Cafe

Address: 1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
Phone Number: 916-441-0222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Sandwiches

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