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Tower Cafe

1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
916-441-0222
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Ranked #14 of 1,748 restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Sandwiches
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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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
Plano, Texas
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229 reviews 229 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If the weather is nice, definitely eat outdoors. It is a beautiful garden setting and it right next door to the Tower Theater, In the summer they have misters going to keep the patrons cool. There is a large menu offering something for everyone. The service was excellent and, although the server was covering a number of tables, she made... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

For the moment we arrived staff were incredibly friendly. The atmosphere and decor are amazing. The food is incredible and the portions are great. A must visit!

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

What a great find. It is always a treat to find a place that far exceeds the reviews (or in most cases just meets the reviews). Tower Cafe was much better than the number placed in the reviews. We had the special, cornmeal pancakes with pieces of bacon mixed in the batter. They were great. It came with 2 eggs... More

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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The placed lived up to it's hype. I loved my food. We went there for sunday brunch and only had to wait 30 min. They don't take reservations and don't even try to make them. We went for mothers day and it was a 3 hour wait so we said hell no and came back another time. On a nice... More

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Rohnert Park, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had the Eggs Tower and that was yum. Although I would have loved hash browns instead of the potatoes. The french toast was so yummy as well. Very custardy. Same goes for the Monte Cristo. Definitely be going back again.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Tower Cafe (actually the birthplace of Tower Records) is a destination in itself. Dining on the patio makes you feel like you've escaped to some foreign land, with the splashing fountains, shade from the palm trees, and many flowering plants. Inside is chock full of a world traveler's keepsakes. Very crowded-try to go at an off time. The menu... More

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Vallejo, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is such an interesting place. It has the most intriguing decor. South American or Mexico South, some Spanish influences. The food is wonderful. I had a grilled chicken sandwich with grilled pineapple and some sort of spicy, tasty, yummy sauce on it. Service was very good and the variety of the menu meant there was someone for everyone at... More

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Elk Grove, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great place if you can eat outside. Noisy and crowded inside. I like this place for breakfast. Lunch and dinner menus don't appeal to me but my wife loves it.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Located in Beautiful Land Park area, Tower Cafe is the place for Sacramentians to dine. It is also right next to Tower Theatre so you can enjoy a movie and a meal. Due to Tower's popularity the lines are long, so try to avoid the lunch and dinner rush. There is a fabulous outdoor dining area that provides shade and... More

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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant continually has great food and service. Located next to the Tower Theater and the location of the first Tower Records. It is a must for out of town visitors as well as locals. Meals at all time of day are great here and Sunday brunches are the best! It can get crowded but, it is certainly worth the... More

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