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Tower Cafe

1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
+1 916-441-0222
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (148 reviews)
“french toast” (155 reviews)
“thai steak” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2302
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend who saw a movie with me at the Tower wanted to have dinner at the Cafe. The temperature was 47 deg, so we chose a table inside. My friend ordered the Santa Fe Salmon, and I decided on the Brazilian Chicken Salad. Good...More

Thank Jonpan2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Foood is really really really good and they have the best mimosas... Atmosphere is very nice there was about a 25-minute wait times but that's not a problem I highly recommend going to the Tower Cafe

Thank ronibaby22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner last night at this iconic restaurant near downtown Sac. Great service, really good food, and nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank Joyfullyanointed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never had a bad meal here. Their garden is beautiful and a nice escape from the street noise. Try the stuffed frenchtoast!

Thank lanabeaches
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tower Café is a great place to have lunch. Really good food and outside dining. As a horticulturist, I can really appreciate all the beautiful plants and birds coming to visit. Fun to eat at Tower Café after seeing an afternoon movie at the historic...More

Thank rodgersv2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There can be a wait for a table on the weekends - but totally worth it!!! Fun staff, delicious food, and topping the meal off with a mimosa is the perfect touch. The outside seating has the perfect ambience!!!

Thank Sightseer33034
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always packed but well worth the wait. The food is amazing, the deserts are delightful. Like the salads, too. I like the seats outside, great atmosphere change when on a date or dinning with friends!

Thank MeShan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in and had a wonderful salad. The Thai Steak was recommended by my friendly waiter, and he was spot on!. Big size with fresh tasty ingredients. The location is the historic original Tower Record shop. Very cool atmosphere with indoor/outdoor optional seating. Great price...More

Thank JLars34
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Wow! Lively place with an over the top decor-inside. You might think that is a mask for less than superior food. WRONG! I enjoyed an amazing pumpkin purée soup with a tuna salad cheese melt sandwich. Most satisfying! My wife enjoyed a pulled pork sandwich...More

Thank WYOfoodie
Reviewed 29 September 2018

A must-see in Sacramento. An eclectic showcase of bakery goods and a world menu including California cuisine. Leave some room in your stomach because the portions are huge! Well worth the wait time, and quite a value. While you wait, be sure to check out...More

Thank doctorbove
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Jeb S
22 July 2018|
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Response from AnewMunsterfan | Reviewed this property |
Be prepared to for a long wait ...
Lillian R
20 June 2018|
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Response from Pamela M | Reviewed this property |
There is lots of parking behind the movie theatre adjacent to the Tower Cafe. I don’t know about gluten free, but check their website I believe they have the menu posted.
Lillian R
20 June 2018|
Response from MarlySF | Reviewed this property |
It's a classy, attuned place which probably DOES have gluten free. Sacramento itself is a foodie town and Tower Café is one of the best. Parking is next door. Large lot. We only go for lunch, and have never had trouble... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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: +1 916-441-0222
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