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Tower Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Vegetarian
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 211
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    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
A very relaxing place to have Sunday breakfast

It's been a while since I had eaten at Tower Cafe so I thought it was time to visit again. Arrived at 8:45 and there was a waiting line already. Restaurant opens at 8. Our wait was a little longer because the gadget that notifies you that your table is ready was not working. We were seated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Jody B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It's been a while since I had eaten at Tower Cafe so I thought it was time to visit again. Arrived at 8:45 and there was a waiting line already. Restaurant opens at 8. Our wait was a little longer because the gadget that notifies you that your table is ready was not working. We were seated immediately after I... More 

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Bristol
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We arrived before 8.30 and the Tower Cafe was already buzzing. An eclectic decor of south east asia looks brilliant. Service was fabulous as was the food we had. Glad we went early as by 9.30 they were queuing in the sun outside. Parking around the back and so will we be back.... loved it.

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Torrance, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you are looking for a truly unique, charming dining location, The Tower Cafe in Sacramento may be the place for you. There is a wonderful, large tree-shaded patio where most visitors would prefer to dine. There is also a fairly large dining room that is decorated with the arts and crafts of the world where you will probably be... More 

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singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Arrived around 9:45 am on Easter Sunday. The place was packed and we were told the wait would be 25min, but they seated up outside within 10 min. Beautiful garden with gas braziers to keep us warm. Service was excellent, food was fabulous. We shared french toast & cornmeal blueberry pancakes. Both outstanding. Highly recommend this spot.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My company for some reason makes a habit out of coming to this place often. After eating here twice with them I decided the best thing to order when I go is water. The food is nothing short of grease soaked, diner food with heart problems and stomach problems to follow. Nothing is original and nothing is that great.

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Sacramento, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've been here many times and it's always great. The menu is interesting and the ambiance is delightful. The outdoor seating in the patio is so nice in good weather. If you want to get a sense of real Sacramento, I'd suggest breakfast here... or dinner, and take in a cool movie at the Tower Theatre next door. This is... More 

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Sacramento
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a one of a kind restaurant! We love Tower Cafe & have gone here for decades. It's owner loves traveling and has filled & decorated the restaurant with incredible art work and pieces from all over the world. The food is delicious and consistent. The brunch menu is fabulous with the BEST FRENCH TOAST you will ever taste.... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The service is very good. Outdoor dining is delightful. And people happily wait in line to be seated. My friends enjoyed their lunches of fish and chips and Irish beef stew but I had the worst grilled cheese sandwich ever. The two types of soft bland cheese oozed from between thick slices of greasy bread. The sandwich was not hot,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The french toast was my first addiction at Tower Cafe. Then I went on to the cornmeal blue berry pancakes they are the best. If the weather is right the out door seating area is most pleasant. Lunch is great. I always like to try the specials. Weekends are packed with a line down the block. I only go during... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Tower is an amazing cafe. We love the American Burger, but the salads are great too. Great outdoor seating, can get crowded so be prepared to wait on a sunny spring day. Service can take a bit as well, but worth it. And it's cozy, so if outside under the canopy of trees, you will be sitting close to other... 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: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?