Sacramento, CA 95818 916-441-0222
Housed inside one of the city’s most prominent land-marks, Tower Cafe lives up to its location. The Tower Theatre’s neon spire looms over a verdant, palm tree-topped outdoor dining area. Inside is a virtual museum of Asian and African tapestries, sculptures and assorted artwork. The equally eclectic menu spans the globe as well, from the popular Jamaican jerk chicken to the Santa Fe salmon with a roasted bell pepper and mango sauce. But perhaps the most fuss is made over brunch, where the fabled French toast rules. Tower takes French bread, soaks it overnight in vanilla custard, and then cooks it up so it’s hot and crunchy on the outside, sweet and impossibly moist on the inside: manna from heaven. (In fact, the dish is so popular, it’s also served during the week, until 3 p.m.) The restaurant also boasts one of the best dessert counters in the city.
Neighborhood: Land Park
Offering: Outdoor Seating