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Bella BRU Cafe

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5925 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608-5200
(916) 485-6567
5:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Carmichael, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether gathering before or after a bike ride on the nearby American Rive Parkway bike trail this place has a comfortable inviting vibe.

Thank Donald K
Redwood City, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not live up to reviews today. Albeit we arrived at the end of breakfast service, we shocked to be served a cold omelette with even colder potatoes. Then, we only got one of the three beverages we ordered delivered correctly to our table. The coffee-au-lait was absolutely perfect -far superior to Starbucks - with real powdered chocolate.

Thank GiantsFan50
Carmichael, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been enjoying Bella Bru Cafe for 17 years at the 5 points shopping area. It is a 1.3 mile walk from my home, and I've been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner -- and enjoy the cocktail lounge - the Luna Lounge. Great place. Love it.

Thank B7785KLpatriciam
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hard to get a parking spot since its next to a 24 hour fitness. Seating is uncomfortable. Food is uninspired. It's busy because it is close to the bike trail and it is more like a club house for the bikers. Very smelly.

Thank Ming95864
Carmichael, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I've been going here for Coffee and dining for 20 years. While the staff has obviously changed, they hire friendly young people who always care about doing it right even when learning the ropes.

Thank Mark C
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

You go to Bella Bru and meet your neighbors and people resting after their bike rides on American River Bike Trail and families after baseball and soccer. It is a slightly above average place to stop a little noisy but with good energy. The salads are fresh and breakfasts tends to be good. Their pastries are just average but look... More 

Thank Gerri M
Sacramento, California
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Wife and I have driven past this place a thousand times and it looked interesting. Checked trip advisor reviews and they were older and a mix bag from terrific to terrible but thought they deserved a shot. Food was good, not terrific and not horrible. Specials sounded interesting and leaned towards the healthy veggie, seafood, organic themes. Regular menu was... More 

Thank Slough B
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

What would one expect in such a convenient location for bikers, walkers, ladies who lunch? This cafe has a varied and healthy menu, indoor and outdoor seating, and a relaxed but elegant atmosphere. All dishes I have tried have been excellent if not a great value for the price. I do not mind paying for the other amenities of casual... More 

Thank H William R
Placerville, California
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Breakfast is great...but it's the hot cocoa that brings me back. The food is great and the surroundings are relaxing. It's very popular with the biking crowd, as the bike trail is near by.

Thank delyn35
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

When you hear cafe you think not for dinner but wait... This wonderful place has many faces. First, yes like any cafe you can have a wonderful coffee and pastries/dessert at an order up area. Then at night it transforms into a a wonderful dinner location with great eats from fabulous entrees to pizza. There is an adjacent lounge too... More 

Thank Tina R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 12:00 am
5:30 am - 12:00 am
5:30 am - 12:00 am
5:30 am - 12:00 am
5:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5925 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608-5200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmichael
  • Phone Number: (916) 485-6567

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