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Cafe Bernardo

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1431 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811-6615
+1 916-930-9191
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Came for breakfast around noon. The service was terrible. They can take an order just fine but they executed very poorly. We had to ask 5 different servers to get the last person's food delivered and 2 of the drinks that were ordered. They got delivered as we were leaving. No ownership for the screwup by the staff. C'mon management,... More 

Thank Bob R
Elk Grove, California
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300 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

We're not usually fond of standing in line to order, so my lunch buddy and I cheated a bit by grabbing menus and sitting at a table to make our choices while we chat. (Old men with bad backs don't usually like standing in lines to read the menus.) Most of the lunch folks were local residents with a few... More 

Thank Dunsmurian
Boulder, Colorado
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138 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant in the middle of the old town of Davis has good food. We did not realize that this is not a sit down restaurant and if your aim is to be waited you have to go through the hotel to the bar part of the restaurant (and even then the main job of the bartender is to (obviously)... More 

Thank Kendra B
Corvallis, Oregon
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 27, 2016

We ate here when we were in town for a large family event and it was perfect for my family. This wasn't the restaurant that we intended to go to but we were lucky that it was such a great place. The ratings were great so we took a shot once we found out that the first restaurant couldn't seat... More 

Thank DBH20
Oakland, California
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270 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016

A quick option for tasty food. The salads are huge - if you order the 2-selections, the 3-selections of salad be prepared for too much to eat. I enjoy the salmon and spinach salad. Friends have had burgers and fries and they look wonderful.

Thank GPToak
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located next to Sutter, the food is ok. Decor is uninspiring and the service was very, very slow. Counter service only. Not enough silver ware on the table. I would never go back unless I was in a pinch.

Thank Karen D
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016

The Caesar Salad is delicious. Love the rotating track 7 handles. The Dessert Selection is great. Seating is plentiful so you will have plenty of options. Parking can be easy or difficult depending on time of day.

Thank Brett C
Sacramento, California
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016

I was pleased to find my latest favorite takeout salad, a kale Cesar salad with white chicken strips, at the Café Bernardo on R Street. The kale adds an inventive touch to an old standby, and the dressing contains a hint of lemon. I also ordered a side of roasted Brussels sprouts, which were straightforward, prepared with only oil, salt... More 

Thank Janet C
Fair Oaks, California
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246 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2016

I've been to Bernardo many times but I've never been super impressed. The food is decent but not out of this world. Service is often very slow. They don't handle the lunch rush well at all. If it weren't near my office, I'd never go there.

Thank rjbouch
Sacramento, California, United States
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2015

I am a huge fan of Café Bernardo. This location is near the revitalized R Street project. with hip and trendy bars and restaurants. In comparing other places nearby this ranks the highest for breakfast and behind Burgers N Brews for lunch and dinner. The parking is difficult in the area, but I often find spots on 15th and R... More 

Thank Zackary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $17
American, Cafe, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1431 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811-6615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-930-9191
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?