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1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
916-441-0222
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Ranked #14 of 1,764 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Sandwiches
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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
Honolulu, Hawaii
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161 reviews 161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is an interesting Sacramento Classic with lots of atmosphere. Too bad the last 3 times we came to visit the waiting period to get a table was over an hour. Unfortunately we didn't factor it in so we left. The last time we were here was for dessert just before closing. Dessert is excellent.

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Stockton, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I've eaten here numerous times. The primary place I take visitors new to Sacramento the first time. Food is good and always interesting, the atmosphere is awesome. A gardner's delight. I always come home inspired to cook something new or try something new in my garden. We do usually try to avoid the busiest times, but the help is always... More

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Seal Rock, OR
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is an old standard for Sacto. I love to go here for business luncheons or just for coffee and people watching. If you can't find something on the menu you've forgotten how to eat. Their food is almost always prepared right and service is attentive. I seem to gravitate towards the salads for lunch and the Thai Steak Salad... More

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Sacramento, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Tower Cafe was wonderful when it started and continues to be a landmark restaurant in this part of Sacramento (just South of downtown). The only problem is that it has become a victim of its own success. First, it is usually crowded, especially for Sunday brunch. They don't take reservations and often the wait can we 40 mins-to an... More

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I love Tower Cafe! The decor is pretty eclectic with a variety of art pieces. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. I've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. I usually get one of the salads which are very filling. My husband has ordered their sandwiches and burgers and has raved about them. If you come to Tower,... More

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Dixon, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place has delicious food and if the weather is nice, sitting outside is a must! Its next to Tower theatre so make it a date and go see a movie after you eat!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ok first off they have an AMAZING garden seating area that you must see! Have brunch there because their brunch food is amazing. The French toast is out of this world. But if you order the French toast ask for the butter on the side because if you don't your food will be smothered with butter and nearly indelible. Otherwise... More

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Rocklin, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friends had told me how much they enjoyed the Tower Cafe so I was happy when we decided to meet there for lunch. First of all, the menu has a great variety. The atmosphere is really comfortable and attractive. I actually had some trouble making a decision because there were so many items on the menu I wanted to... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food here is worth the wait if you happen to find a line, which is very common on a weekend morning. Sit on the patio with the plants and nature or inside where there are so many things to look at, even the babies that come there are totally absorbed with just looking. I've never had a bad experience... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When my wife and I just want to kick back and enjoy ourselves with friends or out-of-town guests, this is our go-to place. You can sit outside in the palm grove just about year-round, or enjoy the festive interior. You can eat in just about any language, and it's all good. Desserts are outstanding. Prices are very good. You can't... 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: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Sandwiches

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