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Magpie Cafe

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1409 R Street, Suite 102, Sacramento, CA 95814
+1 916-452-7594
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

I came here for brunch which was probobly not the best time to come as it was very busy and no tables. Finally got a table and the entree was great. We loved the cheese plate!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
James R
Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came here for brunch which was probobly not the best time to come as it was very busy and no tables. Finally got a table and the entree was great. We loved the cheese plate!

Thank James R
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a long and tiring cross-country plane trip, I was taken to Sacramento to have dinner, before driving another hour to our final destination. My dinner companion chose the Magpie Cafe, which she had heard was very good. Well that was an understatement, it was much better than that. I had the trio of Dragon mushrooms appetizer, which consisted of... More 

Thank daanddo
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Magpie continues to serve up great food prepared creatively with a healthy mix of choices for Brunch. Had a waffle with fruit (eg. diced apple, persimmon and pomegranate) and maple syrup on top, and a few pieces of boneless breaded fried chicken on top. Really good! French toast was also excellent. Savory baked block of bread pudding with integrated onion,... More 

Thank Timothy D
Altadena, CA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Went here while on a business's trip. We all loved our meals and scraped our plates ! The food is so fresh and flavorful ...

Thank Leslie H
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Went here with my in laws and wifey, and what a treat we got!! Fresh and tasty food + nicely presented. Not too pricey, brunch for two will be around 50$.

Thank Djwalik
Denver, Colorado
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We were a group of eight and the restaurant was very accommodating. Great breakfast menu and great food. My biscuits and gravy with homemade sausage was fantastic. Lots of fun drinks as well. Server was fantastic and very helpful with four year old twin boys.

Thank Hoffmnron
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I can't say enough about this spot, which opened in the past year in the new 16 Powerhouse Building. It has an inventive menu, mostly inspired by American cooking with a farm-to-fork slant and never short on original twists. The direct involvement of the owners and the dedicated, professional staff make apparent the pride and effort that go into making... More 

1 Thank Eric T
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

All of my friends except one said "don't go". Most of the local reviews that I have read said "meh..". OK, friend from out of town wanted to try it tonight. Couple of menu items looked good, I was excited that #209 is their well gin, so we went in. Waited a little longer than we should have, but were... More 

1 Thank steveandrews60
Hood River, Oregon
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This place was recommended to us, went there twice lunch and dinner, ate inside and out, Saturday night was a little noisy out side, but not so bad. Great service, very Gluten Free aware! Good menu, check it out!

Thank Paul L
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216 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Not impressed with the new location. It's hard to find a worse spot than R Street (with the light rail noise and traffic), but 16th Street is definitely worse. Who would want to dine outdoors with all that noise and exhaust? Food was ok.

Thank sactokaren

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1409 R Street, Suite 102, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-452-7594

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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