Find the Best Brunch in Sacramento

One thing about Sacramento is that we love to brunch and we know how to do it well. Whether you’re looking for a tasty breakfast, to spoil yourself with a guilty pleasure, or enjoy a boozy meal with friends you’ll be able to find brunches in Sacramento that meet your needs.

Just remember we’re a town that loves to brunch so don’t forget to show up early (I mean before 9 am) or be prepared to wait for a little. But don’t worry. Most spots offer coffee or even mimosas for order while you’re waiting. If that doesn’t sound good, consider one of the fine dining spots since you can get a reservation unlike most of our quality brunch spots in town.

Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Brunches

Sacramento is the Farm to Fork Capital and you’ll be able to find that during many of our brunch spots. Two places you’ll want to visit if you’re looking for fresh produce and local ingredient centric dishes are also two of my favorites.

My favorite place for breakfast or brunch in town is Orphan Breakfast House in East Sacramento. Whether you want to try their delicious loaded pancakes that rotate seasonally, a veggie-loaded scramble, or one of their Mexican styled dishes you won’t be disappointed.

My two tips to keep in mind are there will be a line so get there early if you can. And they are cash only but they do have a no-fee ATM on site.

One of our original farm to fork restaurants in town is Magpie Cafe. Thankfully, they always have a delicious brunch menu. It rotates by season but you’ll find a diversity of dishes that highlight local produce, meats, cheeses, eggs, and more.

A Gluten-Free Spot Everyone Loves

Sacramento is rather friendly to anyone with food restrictions whether you’re gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, or whatnot. Most all our restaurants do their best to make sure you can get a great meal.

But on top of that, one of the best brunch spots in town is entirely gluten-free and very vegetarian and vegan-friendly. That’s Pushkin’s located right in the heart of midtown.

You’ll find everything from a tasty avocado toast to shakshuka to a fried chicken sandwich. All of which will impress any eater.

Don’t forget to check out my list for the best gluten-free places to eat in Sacramento for all your other meals as well.

Enjoy one of Sacramento Classic Brunches

If you’re visiting town and you ask a local where to go to brunch there is a very good chance they’ll take you to Tower Cafe. One of our quintessential restaurant in town, you’ll find it’s quirky decor, interesting outdoor seating, and some delicious meals. It’s a busy place for a reason though, the food is great.

Source: Tower Cafe

You’ve got to include one of our classic pubs on this list as well. Stop by Fox & Goose for a Sacramento brunch if you’re in the mood for some English food. You can get a full English breakfast or corned beef and hash. Or if that’s not what you’re in the mood for they also have delicious omelets.

Often ranked as one of the best brunch spots in town you can get a classic brunch at Evan’s Kitchen. Skippy some of the fancy hipsters twist on brunch and get solid omelets or benedicts and this Sacramento class spot.

When You Want to Indulge A Bit

One of our top spots to brunch in Sacramento is at Bacon & Butter. You’ll want to make sure you go hungry since you’ll find their lushes dishes will leave you walking away stuffed. Their grilled cheese benedict (yes, that’s right) is an absolute treat. They have two locations but you need to be prepared to wait since they are one of the most popular spots in town.

One of our local breweries opened The Other Side a restaurant focused on rotisserie chickens. While they are delicious all day, their brunch menu is top-notch. From fried chicken to biscuits and gravy to the panic tots you’ll be impressed by the flavors. Plus they have unlimited mimosas if you’re in the mood for a boozy brunch.

A great place to indulge for any meal in Sacramento is one of the Broderick Roadhouse spots. Their brunch menu is no exception. My favorites are their loaded breakfast fries and their breakfast burgers. I love their savory breakfast dishes. Plus, their waits tend to not be as bad as many of the other places in town.

One of the newest additions to Sacramento’s brunch scene is Fixins Soul Kitchen in Oak Park. Here you’ll find Southern classics from chicken and waffles to fried green tomatoes that will hit the spot.

Don’t Forget to Try a Fine Dining Brunch

While fine dining might not be what you think of for brunch, it’s actually a great way to try out a more expensive spot without breaking the bank. Plus you can get reservations for even small groups, unlike any of the spots above.

Canon in East Sac has become one of my favorite places to brunch in Sacramento. Their brunch is to die for and presents a variety of choices you won’t find anywhere else in town. Frank’s Special a fried rice and chicken dish will blow you away. But whatever you get, make sure to order a sweet potato cinnamon roll to share for the table (or a few).

For some more fancy twists on brunch make a reservation at Beast & Bounty. This spot is also great if you have vegetarians joining you since they focus both on the beast (meats) and the bounty (veggies). Two favorites of mine are their Salmon Hash and the Benedict Pizza.

Get Your Brunch on in Sacramento

Whether you’re getting a boozy brunch on with your friends, enjoying a fresh breakfast treat in the farm to fork style, or just indulging in some sweet morning treats you’ll find what you need in one of our many delicious brunch spots in Sacramento.

Plus, while these are my favorite spots around town. You’ll find even more delicious spots since we are a town that loves to brunch!

About Megan

Megan MacNee is the founder of Traveling Nine to Fiver. From nine to five she works in the non-profit world in California. She focuses on exploring the world from her own backyard to across the globe. You'll find her sharing about explorations through food, books, travel, and more.