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Cafe Bernardo Midtown

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2726 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 443-1180
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: In the spirit of the neighborhood European café, the Bernardo menu changes...
In the spirit of the neighborhood European café, the Bernardo menu changes with the season. Salads, soups, daily breads, sandwiches, pizzettas, and burgers compliment entrees of fresh fish, steak and chicken, making Bernardo a healthy dinner house with café prices. Lunch and dinner dishes reflect the bounty of local ingredients and the certified green kitchen in which they are created.
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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice!

I stayed long enough that I got a latte late in the morning and then when my coworker arrived we got lunch. My small latte was good, but was served in a bowl. Kind of odd, but the young lady behind the counter did tell me that was how they were served. For lunch I got a mushroom melt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Harry R
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Overland Park, Kansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Shingle Springs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Choices are varied and food was delicious. I like the quick service and the menu options. You order at the counter and they bring your food.

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Sacramento, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Happened to be in midtown and thought I would treat myself to Cafe Bernardino - remembering the delicious food of long ago. The place looks pretty much as it did many years back. Hungry and eager to be adventurous I thought I'd try the Vietnamese "Banh Mi" advertised as "Vietnamese marinated pork, pickled vegetables and onion, sriracha mayonnaise, cilantro, mint... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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272 reviews 272 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I stayed long enough that I got a latte late in the morning and then when my coworker arrived we got lunch. My small latte was good, but was served in a bowl. Kind of odd, but the young lady behind the counter did tell me that was how they were served. For lunch I got a mushroom melt sandwich.... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have never had a bad meal at any of the Café Bernardo's but this location is one of our favorites. I love their Chopped Salad and get the small size which is pretty large for dinner (don't know if I could finish a large one). The Flat Iron Steak, Pan Seared Salmon, Hamburgers and Pizzas are all wonderful. We... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very good restaurant with good atmosphere and food. Service was good and we had a nice dinner and pleasant time.

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San Francisco, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

By no means is this a place to go to impress someone--really no ambiance but still a fun little restaurant that has good, fresh food at very reasonable prices. Perfect pre-theater or post-theater place. Very pleasant wait staff.

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Camarillo, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great midtown location gives a good vibe near railroad tracks and trees that make Sac so charming. However, as we sat on the outside patio, a homeless man took scraps if good off a recently vacated table. Took a long time for food to come out. It was tasty, but just warm, not ho . You order from the counte... More 

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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Place was cute.... But was connected to a bar... Service wasn't all that wonderful... Water is self served... A good way to not have to serve your customers. A homeless man came inside the cafe got himself a glass of water... A waiter yanked it out of his hands and kicked him out... I'm not a fan.

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to Café Bernardo for a number of years, and have generally enjoyed good food and prompt friendly service. My last visit was not much different, except that the sauce for my beautifully prepared chicken breast contained way more cayenne or white pepper than I care for. I don't particularly enjoy, an 'afterburn' in my mouth when eating... More 

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51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a place you order first, then find a seat. Always have the BEST mochas here with their own ganache. We normally come for breakast - love the bread and 3 jam berry spread that comes with it. Nice to eat outside even though it's a somewhat busy street. Good service. I've bought discounted certificates for the chain which comes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2726 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: (916) 443-1180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups

Description

In the spirit of the neighborhood European café, the Bernardo menu changes with the season. Salads, soups, daily breads, sandwiches, pizzettas, and burgers compliment entrees of fresh fish, steak and chicken, making Bernardo a healthy dinner house with café prices. Lunch and dinner dishes reflect the bounty of local ingredients and the certified green kitchen in which they are created.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?