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Tower Cafe

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1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
+1 916-441-0222
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always good food in kind of a funky environment inside and out. More than a neighborhood place, but defined by location next to Tower Theatre. Unusual menu, eclectic dishes with distinctive flavors. Always want to try something new. Family and friends kind of place. Packed for brunch on weekends, but that is part of the gig.

Thank sabbaticalplanner958
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take in a movie next door or vice versa for a wonderful time. If the movie is rotten you will soon forget about that once you are seated and sipping on a tasty drink. If you sit outdoors, you will wander around the urban forest to your table. They have a variety of food options all of which are quite... More 

Thank Terry S
Lafayette, California, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Atmosphere - part Mexico - lots of Frida, part Asian - lots of colorful umbrellas. The whole place is decorated for a feast for your eyes. Menu is very international and varied. Favorites suggested where the Jerk Chicken Sandwich, anything that came with their Homemade Fries, the Veggie Burger, the Irish Stew. I had delicious Oxacan enchiladas and the Chile... More 

Thank Roberta Y
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places to have brunch, lunch or dinner. I love their chilaquiles. Their drinks are also very good.

Thank Ileana O
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218 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is an architectural jewel but the minute you enter you get the sense that this is something even more unusual. The place is jam packed with kitschy decorations every where you look. We were in the mood for pub fare and had very good burgers, one vegetarian packed with pecans and another being chicken with jerk sauce. Both... More 

Thank souzagar
Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped mid morning on our way from the Sacramento airport toward Yosemite National Park. She had the Mushroom omelette and I had the Jamaican hash. Both dishes were outstanding.

Thank julieandjay
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great as usual. Always quality food and very good service, great burgers and dessert. Accommodating if you are in a hurry for a movie next store at the Tower Theatre.

Thank WRinSac
Sacramento, California
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been several months since we've been to the Cafe, but did so tonight. Very impressed with an improvement in the preparation of my favorite meal - Santa Fe Salmon. It's now prepared with much less oil and tastes better. The salmon portion is a bit small, but the meal is worth it. We went early and the service was... More 

Thank PGNevis
Vacaville, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm no fan of Sacramento but this place is definitely worth a visit. Great beer selection, awesome menu, generous portions, good prices, and great service and environment. Very popular with the locals so there is usually a short wait but totally worth it. I've been going there for about 10 years and have never been disappointed.

1 Thank Jack T
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, delicious coffee, and French toast with fruit was exceptional. I had to try the Mexican chocolate bread pudding and I was not disappointed, just very full. The restaurant is decorated in a multicultural, tropical ambiance. Even the restrooms are a treat to visit. Crowds gather before opening on Sunday so be sure to go early. The outside patio... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-441-0222

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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?