In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing Bloody Marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳
Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.
Price estimates are based on general entrees, and don’t include drinks, tax, or tip.
$ ~ $20 or less per person
$$ ~ $20-40 per person
$$$ ~ $40+ per person
🍳 Tower Cafe, 1518 Broadway | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | One of the city’s most iconic eateries, the eclectic decor extends to a menu that is sure to have something for everyone. What we’re ordering: The Thai steak and eggs or Santa Fe blueberry cornmeal pancakes.
🍳 Bacon & Butter, 5913 Broadway | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | While the name alone is enough to entice most hungry patrons, this farm-to-table eatery in Tahoe Park is so good, Michelin described it as “Sunday morning at your mom’s.” Pro tip: Bring a book + be prepared for a wait.
🍳 Iron Horse Tavern, 1800 15th St. | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Nestled along the R St. Corridor, this gastropub offers outdoor dining alongside incredible cocktails to start your weekend. Pro tip: Like sleeping in? The Folsom location opens an hour later.
🍳 Dad’s Kitchen, 8928 Sunset Ave. | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Brunch means lunch too, right? While the Land Park location may have gained recognition for its appearance on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, the Fair Oaks location serves the same famous lunch along with breakfast.
🍳 River’s Edge Cafe, 8740 La Riviera Dr. | $ | Thurs.-Tues. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | This cafe’s location is perfect to stop at during a casual jaunt along the American River Parkway. What we’re ordering: The chicken and waffle benedict + stuffed hash browns.
🍳 Sibling by Pushkin’s, 1813 Capitol Ave. | $ | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | 100% all-natural + 100% gluten-free, Sibling even boasts a separate menu of vegan-friendly items. What we’re ordering: A goat cheese omelet. You can thank us later.
🍳 Fox & Goose Public House, 1001 R St. | $ | 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Fox & Goose has been serving up traditional English dishes to hungry Sacramentans for ~50 years with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Pro tip: Come back for dinner to catch some live music as well.
🍳 The Mimosa House, 5641 J St. | $ | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | With weekly specials and 50+ varieties of mimosas, no brunch round up of the city would be complete without this East Sac staple. Pro tip: Order a mimosa flight to try three flavors at a time.
🍳 Rio City Cafe, 1110 Front St. | $$ | Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. | If you want brunch with a view, Rio City sits right on the waterfront in historic Old Sac so you can not only drink in delicious wine, but also a spectacular vista. What we’re ordering: The prime rib chilaquiles are an absolute life-changer.
🍳 Ink Eat & Drinks, 2730 N St. | $ | Saturday + Sunday 9-11:30 a.m. | Thanks to a combination of amazing food + a tattoo parlor-like atmosphere, Ink has become a Midtown hit since it opened nearly 20 years ago. What we’re ordering: Jalapeno cheddar biscuits with gravy? Yes, please.