We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tower Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Vegetarian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
916-441-0222
Website
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 449 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 45
    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
Tower is great fun and food!

Love the Tower Restaurant! They have a menu as eclectic as their furnishings and environment. Tower is a great place to eat and also "people watch". It would be a "must visit@ place during your visit to Sacranento.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
pajones2
,
Sacramento, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

449 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sacramento, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love the Tower Restaurant! They have a menu as eclectic as their furnishings and environment. Tower is a great place to eat and also "people watch". It would be a "must visit@ place during your visit to Sacranento.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Tower is no longer "new" but it is a place you must go once if you are from Sacramento. The food is good but not outstanding.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Took my mom here for an early Mother's Day celebration. We sat in the garden for lunch which is really an unparalleled environment. You sit under this beautiful canopy of trees with flowers and garden art all around. The food was outstanding as usual. I have been here many times and tried many different menu items and have never once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of our favorite cafes in Sacramento is Tower Cafe. The menu offers a terrific variety of flavors from around the world and the food never disappoints. We often take our out of town guests there and they love it too. The decor is terrific; the place is crammed full with folk art from around the world.. This place is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food is very good at the Tower Cafe. Sitting out on their gorgeous plant filled tropical patio makes the experience at the Tower memorable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Best French Toast for Breakfast and Tuna Melt for Lunch at Tower Café. Never make it to other menu selections, co-eaters are always happy with their choices.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Still one of my favorite lunch sites and good parking. Not too far from downtown. Best when the weather is good enough for outdoor seating.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The decorations of the place make you feel like you are in another country. The outside dining area feels like a tropical jungle. The food is superb and the cooking staff is very creative to have a weekly changing menu. The weekly specials, shrimp and scallop ceviche, desserts, to mention a few, are worth going for. The friendly service is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It's always fun to take a first-timer to the Tower Cafe! Such great tastes and sights. Tower is one of my favorite breakfast spots in Sacramento. I love the Oaxacan Eggs Mole. My family raves about the French Toast--it's the best I've ever had. I also enjoy meeting friends for lunch at Tower. Their salads and soups are wonderful. With... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A local icon, and fun, eclectic place to dine, next to the historic Tower Movie Theater, of former Tower Records fame! Dine inside in a space filled with art objects from around the world. Food is very good, with some offerings not readily found elsewhere. Treat yourself, relax and dine in the soothing outside garden! Tables nestled amid exotic plants... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Tower Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Tower Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tower Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Tower Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?