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Tower Cafe

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1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tower Cafe is located in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento. The building is the site of the original Tower Records in the 1970s. It's adjacent to Tower Theater which is a wonderful old theater that often shows non-mainstream films. Tower Cafe not only serves delicious meals it is a sight to behold in itself. From the lush garden setting... More 

Thank Marsha T
Sammamish, WA
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking on Trip Advisor for a place to have lunch in Sacramento on our way to the airport! What a great restaurant and with so much character. You know a restaurant is really good when you see a constant flow of people waiting to be seated. The menu has a great variety of food to choose from, something... More 

Thank Kristin302
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tower Cafe is such a delectable treat to both the eye and the tastebuds. Right on Broadway skirting Downtown Sacramento it hosts vibes from Sacramento's past sitting next to Tower Theater, yet her menu is fresh and diverse. I've enjoyed the brunch menue as well as dinner and both visits had me coming back for more. Generous portions won't leave... More 

Thank suzyanglesey
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service and great food. Love the outdoor sitting area when the weather is good. This is the best place to have a causal breakfast in the garden area. Lunch and Dinner are good but my favorite is their breakfast.

Thank Bill A
Reno, NV
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There was a long wait to sit outside in their Garden of Eden-like setting. Wife and I want to return at night to enjoy the ambiance of the lush outdoors setting. We opted for an inside table right by the large glass windows - felt like we outside with the others. I put the Monte Cristo at Mama's in SF... More 

Thank jrhinomo
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tower Cafe is a great 'go to' spot to meet friends, colleagues or to go with family. It has something for everyone. I love their breakfast specials. They change up their specials regularly so there's variety. You can have a full meal or enjoy a coffee and an item from their bakery. A really delicious item from their bakery. I... More 

Thank Alicia F
Southlake, Texas
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a rather long (and warm) wait outside, we were finally seated outside as inside was still too crowded at 3:00 pm on a Sunday (!). Food was worth the wait. Salads had very fresh ingredients and cocktails were tasty and refreshing. Unfortunately, service, while polite, was seriously lacking in the efficiency department. Atmosphere was wonderful and inviting.

Thank LuvTheBeachTX
Elk Grove, California
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tower Cafe is a classic foodie joint near downtown Sacramento. It is very quirky and offers some pretty neat dishes that have world flavors. Our family prefers to stop in at Tower for brunch. They have super amazing famous french toast with various fruit compliments depending on the season. You can look up their recipe online and give it a... More 

Thank chickabeegrrl
Benicia, California
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very busy, well run restaurant, with plenty of decor. There is plenty of seating including outside. We stopped by for breakfast. The food is very good, with high quality ingredients. The noise level is a bit high, but livable. Try the Special Brunch French Toast---Yummy! (my wife says so) I can highly recommend having breakfast here. It's... More 

Thank csutt
Fox Island, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for great ambiance, tasty food and personable service then Tower Cafe is the place for you. Whether you sit out on the shady patio with fountains and palm fronds, or indoors with global decor from every corner of the world, the ambiance sets the tone for your eating experience. The dishes are creative and tasty. Today... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-441-0222

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