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Tower Cafe

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1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
916-441-0222
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 276
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  • 209
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 12
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The food is really good, lots of entrees to choose from. The service is really very good. We always drop into The Tower Café when in Sacramento.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Skunkmama
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McKinleyville, California
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McKinleyville, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is really good, lots of entrees to choose from. The service is really very good. We always drop into The Tower Café when in Sacramento.

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Buena Park, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast on our way home from Tahoe. What a wonderful quirky place. Everyone loved their meal. The French toast is out of this world and their Frida mimosa was great. Wish they were close by I'd be there regularly.

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Thank broker40
Puyallup, Washington
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish this was near my home! I had seasonal fruit French Toast. It was SO good. The whipped cream was so fresh and the cinnamon in it was perfect. I could eat just that. The French Toast was huge and cooked perfectly. My friend had an omelet with Kalamata olives and feta. It looked delicious. Her "side" of potatoes... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on the way to the airport for a flight headed back East. Absolutely fabulous brunch. Cool California vibe, excellent service and eclectic food. Our waiter recommended one of the breakfast egg dishes that had soft eggs in tortillas topped with mole sauce. Right amount of cheese on the top with a smattering of cilantro and red onions... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This eclectic Sacramento icon was a delicious delight on a recent business trip. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor patio style seating surrounded by all kinds of trees and plants. It is near the historic Tower Theater on Broadway and offers some of the best "world fusion" dishes I have had. Delicious. Conveniently located not far off 80/5. You cannot... More 

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sacremento
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84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been eaten several time it's always great food ,great service ,great location and great staff I can't stop go eat there every week and best excellent cafe in Sacramento.l will highly recommend it best place to everybody

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Astoria, New York
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here multiple times while in town for business. The outdoor patio is a must in the right weather. The heaters work really well, if it's a little cooler outside. Definitely check out the decor inside. So much to look at! The food is delicious. Favorite lunch dish: Irish beef stew. Favorite breakfast dish: Huevos Rancheros.

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Davis, California
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211 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my first restaurant stops after moving to the area over 20 years ago & I've been a faithful regular ever since. Fabulous place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner -- every meal is consistently fresh, creative, & delicious. Recently went with friends for a Sunday brunch of blueberry cornmeal pancakes (the best!), huevos rancheros, thick-cut bacon, french... More 

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Concord
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252 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have enjoyed Tower Cafe, with friends, for several breakfast get-togethers. The French Toast is an absolute favorite. The service is always good. And, the food is always tasty. Expect to wait for a table on the weekends.

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Thank saolsen11
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was great tasting but the service was a little lacking. Price for the meal was a little high but at least the food made up for it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-441-0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, American, Cafe, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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