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Tower Cafe

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Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen
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1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
916-441-0222
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Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 233
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  • 186
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Met family here on a Sunday morning. Busy place. Forty five minute wait for a table for three. Tried the french toast and bloody marks, both pretty good. Biggest complaint is the long wait time for the restroom.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
wosli3
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los angeles
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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los angeles
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137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Met family here on a Sunday morning. Busy place. Forty five minute wait for a table for three. Tried the french toast and bloody marks, both pretty good. Biggest complaint is the long wait time for the restroom.

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Castro Valley, California
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit here at it exceeded everything I had heard about it. The outdoor seating is gorgeous and the service is professional. The food is simply delicious. I had the half order of French toast with seasonal compote. It was delicious, quite simply the best French toast I have ever had. I have no idea how anyone... More 

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Milan, Italy
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Tower Cafe, much like the movies they play in their adjoining theater is a cult classic. The food they have been They have a wonderful outdoor seating set up underneath a big tree with twinkling lights. As if the atmosphere wasn't enough, the food is so good! Top quality ingredients, the best of the best. My last visit I... More 

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Orangevale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There are few places to go in Sacramento for breakfast, and even brunch, lunch or dinner that will provide such an array of menu choices and with a garden ambience like you'll experience at the Tower. By now you have checked out their menu online, and are amazed at the diversity of the menu. You want it, they'll have it.... More 

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Hemet
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We went here for breakfast based on the recommendation of a family member who lives in the area. What a great place to enjoy good food and a patio that is well shaded and comfortable. Jacob was our server, and provided great service despite the fact that the entire patio kept full throughout our visit. The French Toast is a... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You have to order the French Toast before 9:30am. It's a custardy bread full of deliciousness. Other menu items are good too, but none as delicious as the French toast.

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Windsor, California
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went to this nice restaurant for breakfast but were late. They closed breakfast the day we were there around 11:30 AM to change the menu for lunch so we just enjoyed our beverages first then ordered lunch. This place seems to always be busy every time we've been here, both outside and inside tables were pretty full. They have... More 

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Napa, California
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The garden patio is a great, shaded place for brunch on a summer morning. The service is excellent. The food is good, not remarkable.

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Claremont, California
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We are on a road trip and had lunch here. The menu has a wide variety of meal selections and made it hard to choose. There is an ethnic influence in the menu. The staff are all friendy and welcoming. We enjoyed walking around the restaurant and seeing the kitchy decor and the lovely garden setting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Morning or evening, there is always a line and a wait at the Tower. The front gardens are a singular experience in this town, created by Jim Seimens over many, many years of loving planting and collecting of exotic statues, buddhas, fountains and benches. Its a great place to meet for a cold one on a spring, summer or autumn... More 

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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: Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-441-0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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

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