The Best Breakfast in Sacramento

Discover the best breakfast in Sacramento, where every morning offers a culinary adventure suited for every palate. Whether you’re a local resident or a traveler eager to taste the best of the city, Sacramento’s vibrant breakfast scene is a delightful blend of locally sourced farm-to-fork dishes and classic greasy spoon comfort foods.

These restaurants, often tucked away as hidden gems, serve up fresh, locally-sourced ingredients that elevate simple breakfast dishes into memorable dining experiences. Savor dishes crafted with farm fresh organic eggs, artisanal cheeses from the valley, and heirloom vegetables that burst with flavor, straight from local farms, some a mere stone’s throw away, to your plate.

For those who crave a hearty, indulgent start to the day, Sacramento’s greasy spoons are not to be missed. These beloved diners offer everything from fluffy pancakes and crispy bacon to loaded omelets and burritos, all served in cozy, unpretentious atmospheres. Perfect for those mornings when only comfort food will do, these spots are essential for anyone seeking those familiar breakfast plates. Sacramento welcomes and caters to both the refined tastes of farm-to-fork enthusiasts and the hearty appetites of greasy spoon aficionados.

Bacon & Butter

True to the name, breakfast here is rich and decadent farm-to-table Californian cuisine. Pretty much everything is made from scratch here, sourced from the local farmers’ markets and farms with a seasonal menu. Flapjacks range from simple with syrup and butter to berry topped, banana cream, and chicken n waffle options. Breakfast burritos with cheese skirts and hot sauce, or Cali style with avocado, spinach, and aioli. Try a fried green tomato benedict, bacon gravy fries, chia seed pudding, or bee pollen agave yogurt.

Address: 5913 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95820
Neighborhood: Tahoe Park, Sacramento
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Last Visited: October 4, 2016

Fox and Goose Public House

The Fox and Goose has all of your go-to diner breakfast options, as well as a full English breakfast. For the love of pastries, you need to make room for their moist Olallieberry Scone, served with Devonshire cream. Devonshire cream consists of cream cheese, sugar, and heavy cream, perfectly balancing the olallieberry, and worth the extra cost if you’ve never partook in such delights.

Their quiche, which varies by the day, is another wonderful breakfast option, with beautifully flaky crust and savory fillings. To top it all off, they have some pretty good coffee, too.

P.S. I’ve been told by a secret source that their Shepherd’s Pie is incredible. I’ll have to try it on a future dining experience.

Address: 1001 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Neighborhood: R Street District, Downtown, Sacramento
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Last visited: December 16, 2021

Shady Lady Saloon

While many know the Shady Lady Saloon for their spectacular craft cocktails, their brunch menu is a secret gem of Sacramento. Not only can you get a very well-made Bloody Mary, but you can find fresh beignets, pankcakes and scrambles, along with Mexican-influences breakfast chimichangas, huevos rancheros, and chilaquiles.

Brunch is Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm.

1409 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Neighborhood: R Street District, Downtown, Sacramento
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Last Visited: May 2, 2023

Sibling by Pushkin

Find yourself immersed in a menu welcoming of many dietary needs. Gluten-free and plenty of plant based options, or you can have delicious carnivore-friendly food too. Beverage options run from superb coffee and espresso drinks to bloody mary’s, cider, and wine.

1813 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811
Neighborhood: Handle District, Midtown, Sacramento
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Last Visited: April 26, 2024

Veg Cafe & Bar

One of my favorite Vegan spots for weekend brunch, you can find exemplary dishes from hearty to light for your breakfast cravings. Their take on chick’n & waffles incorporates oysrer mushrooms and candied curry jalapenos, while their breakfast crepe is a tumeric chickpea crepe with pickled vegetables and other delightful fillings. If you’re craving a salad, their strawberry asparagus salad with ricotta and portobello is a fun option to try. Pair it up with a mimosa or double bubble, which is prosecco and kombucha.

Brunch is Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm.

2431 J St 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95816
Neighborhood: Sutter’s Fort, Midtown, Sacramento
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Last Visited: January 12, 2020


May 2 2024: Added additional restaurants.

April 27 2024: First published.

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