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“You Will Be Surprised”
Review of Uptown Cafe - CLOSED

Uptown Cafe
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Sacramento, California
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255 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“You Will Be Surprised”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

... at the variety of the menu. My favorite is the Veggie Crunch which the owner invented some years ago he says. I think my wife invented it during our "hippie" years, but it doesn't matter it is yummy good.
Have been going here for a long time, it is part of our North Sac scene. Try it you will like it.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank barongruda
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English first
Sacramento, California
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Looks like a dump--not!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

This place is not on the beaten path. In fact it's not on any path you might choose to follow. But the food is really a find. I just had the best tuna melt I have ever eaten anywhere, bar none. The menu shows creative touches in the specials; the standbys are well-executed standbys. The service is really good. The breakfasts are extraordinary. The place is definitely funky. They pay attention to details: if you order a tuna melt, you get a REAL kosher dill. Everything is fresh.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank sacgrommet
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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stopped in for a quick breakfast. The veggie omelet was the best I have ever had. Maybe a bit too much cheese but the roasted tomatoes on top were wonderful! Unfortunately,

Visited June 2013
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Thank KDF32999
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Sacramento
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146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A dives and diners delight”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

If you saw Uptown Cafe driving down the street, you would probably avoid it. But don't! This is truly a gem, hidden away in a terrible neighborhood, on a lousy street, but with some of the best tasting, hearty meals you you can find, for a decent price! George, his family, and his staff make you feel like you are in their funky home, and serve you with great pleasantness. We've eaten at Uptown several times, and have NEVER been disappointed. I recommend it for a weekend breakfast.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank SeasonTraveler2007
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California
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good food, service, a trip back in time with a touch of humor.”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

At first glance this is a "dive".... it is a mixture of old furniture and carpet with some updated features--lights, plants, nicknacks etc. We love and appreciate this type of place as it feels "real" and is not a corporate clone, (chain restaurant). It is in an old building with a wonderful mural on the outside wall of a theater box office. We went with friends who had been several times and we were very happy with the experience.

The service was wonderful-- we were well attended to and our cups were never empty. The food was good and hot--we had a Greek omelette and a Louisana Hot Link breakfast. Both were delicious. The menu has a large selection and there are many daily specials.

We will definitely be back.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank DixonCalifornia
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