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Tower Cafe

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen
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1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
916-441-0222
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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: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 237
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 51
    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
Always a Favorite!

A Sacramento icon. This restaurant is in a terrific location, next to the Tower Theatre, across from book and record stores and other great ethnic restaurants. The garden is a delightful enclave away from the busy street. Diverse menu choices at reasonable prices. Fun decor, yummy looking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
grtann
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A Sacramento icon. This restaurant is in a terrific location, next to the Tower Theatre, across from book and record stores and other great ethnic restaurants. The garden is a delightful enclave away from the busy street. Diverse menu choices at reasonable prices. Fun decor, yummy looking dessert case!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are frequent guests at the Tower Cafe enjoying breakfasts as well as dinners, at times, after a movie, just coffees, tea and desert. The quality of the offerings is persistently good and interesting by featuring exotic ingredients. Equally enjoyable are the beverages, drinks and especially the high quality desserts. Both the patio and the especially the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Food is good but, pricey. The service is average but, the one thing that did stood out to me was the waiter did not know how to count. She gave me my total, I gave her the money and she was confused on how much to give back to me...I told her how much is due to me, she told... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Tranquil garden next to restaurant, book seating outside. Food is fresh & tasty. Waiters attentive & fast.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Tower Cafe is ALWAYS, ALWAYS such a GREAT oasis... Hard to choose: Inside or Outside?? Both are beautiful; inside is vey eclectic!! Good: Ever 110%!!! Service: Always Excellent!!! Best on Menu: Too hard to choose, but the French Toast is beyond belief!!! Yum!!!

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Husband picked Tower because of the reviews, reviews were spot on. Food was great, we sat outside and it was comfortable, our waitress was very attentive.

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Whether you are her for breakfast, lunch or brunch, tower never disappoints.. We always start out with the seasonal French toast to share. Then it's a matter of if we are craving sweet or savory that day that will dictate our orders. No matter what you order, you will not be disappoints. And yes, the long lines are worth it!

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Northern California
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have been enjoying the Tower for years. After a short hiatus we returned recently for a brunch; it was crowded! The park like setting provides great comfort and relaxation(and a chance to meet new people!). The menu remains varied and exciting. The food was not as good as in the past, but we assume that was due to the... More 

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los angeles
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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: Cafe, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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