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11 "Monday brunch" spots to savor this Memorial Day

11 "Monday brunch" spots to savor this Memorial Day

Photo courtesy of Cafeteria 15L

The Memorial Day holiday brings an extra weekend day off, and a whole new chance to get your brunch on. Head to these 12 local spots for sweet and savory Monday brunch dishes, from roast beef hash to amaretto brioche French toast.

Cafe Bernardo

All four locations of this local favorite will be serving up their myriad of egg dishes (like huevos rancheros, Benedicts and omelets), sweets (amaretto brioche French toast, anyone?), and seasonal fruits from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The restaurants will also be serving a limited lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., including dishes like Thai noodle salad or the habanero burger. Check out the full menu here. 1000 K St. 446-9800. Locations on Capitol Ave., R Street, K Street and on D Street in Davis.

Capitol Garage

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., this K Street classic will be serving up its brunch specials, like the Monte Cristo (Ham and Swiss sandwiched in between French toast, topped with an over easy egg, and drizzled with cranberry syrup and seasonal berries), sweet potato cakes (topped with rainbow chard and Swiss, two over-easy eggs and chimichurri), and Benedicts galore. Peruse your options here. 1500 K St. 444-3633.


The wait may be long at this cash-only breakfast favorite in East Sacramento that runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. But with delectable brunch dishes like the popular roast beef hash (marinated steak with scallions and tomatoes served on top of rosemary potatoes with horseradish cream sauce, two eggs and fresh-baked rosemary bread), scrambles (like avocado and artichoke), and fruit-heavy griddles (like the banana blackberry pancakes), it's worth the wait. Find Orphan’s breakfast menu here. 3440 C St. 442-7370.

Cafeteria 15L

Head to Cafeteria 15L in downtown Sacramento this Monday for $12 bottomless mimosas and fresh, farm-to-fork fare from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nosh on hearty plates like the Southern Benedict (poached eggs and a housemade sausage patty on buttermilk biscuits covered in country gravy with breakfast potatoes), or the malt waffle with pecan butter. Bloody Marys will also flow freely. Check out the offerings here. 1116 15th St. 492-1960.

Iron Horse Tavern

This restaurant in the R Street Corridor will be whipping up inventive takes on breakfast classics during brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try the green eggs and ham (with pesto and bone-in ham steak), toasty oatmeal brûlée (with brown sugar and berries) or the stuffed French toast made from brioche bread with maple butter syrup, whipped cream, fresh berries and caramel sauce. Get a mid-morning buzz with one of their brunch cocktails, like the beef jerky bloody Mary, or the Morning Glory with Prosecco, hibiscus liqueur, pomegranate and orange juice. See the full menu here. 1800 15th St. 448-4488.

Firestone Public House

Pork and waffles, breakfast nachos and breakfast pizza, oh my! This popular midtown restaurant is celebrating Memorial Day by serving up a smorgasbord of eats from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Do some people-watching and take in the bustling 16th Street view while you sit at their outdoor patio and decide between pulled pork eggs Benedict or the malt waffles. Even better, go with a group and share it all. Since brunch without bacon isn't brunch at all for many of us, order the meaty, peppery bacon Bloody Mary. See all of your options right here. 1132 16th St. 446-0888.

The Porch Restaurant and Bar

For some true Southern hospitality, look no further than this Lowcountry cuisine hotspot. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. try some charming dishes like the soft-shell crab Benedict, vegan Frito pie, or shrimp and grits, followed by fluffy beignets covered with fruit and house-made jam. Ring in the start of summer with alcohol-infused slushies, or other boozy sips like the classic mint julep or Porch Sweet Tea. Get acquainted with the menu here. 1815 K St. 444-2423.

Hoppy Brewing Company

Say cheers at this local brewery on Folsom Boulevard near Sacramento State for its Monday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You’ll find brunch specials like bison short ribs, corned beef hash, or the popular Hangover Burger. Wash it all down with local brew offerings, like its flagship amber ale, the Liquid Sunshine Blonde Ale or seasonal cocktails like a strawberry basil margarita. Check out the full menu here. 6300 Folsom Blvd. 451-4677.

Fox and Goose Public House

Early birds will appreciate that this R Street restaurant opens for brunch at 6:30 a.m. with traditional English offerings. Until 2 p.m., get your fill of omelets galore, breakfast sweets, and specials like corned beef hash or the smoked salmon plate. Fox and Goose also offers 11 types of mimosas (!), even more incentive to leave the house early on a Monday. View the menu options here. 1001 R St. 443-8825.

Roxy Restaurant and Bar

The list of reasons to head to this Fair Oaks restaurant for a 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. brunch is long indeed. The menu is filled with meat-centric meals like the unique beef Benedict with cheddar grit cakes, or a fried chicken and cheddar biscuit served with an arugula, peach and pickled red onion salad. Sit back and relax while sipping on brunch cocktails like the classic mimosa or Cowboy Bloody Mary while indulging in Roxy’s house-made doughnut holes with sweet dipping sauces. View the brunch menu here. 2381 Fair Oaks Blvd. 489-2000.

Tower Cafe

Head to this Land Park landmark for a worldly brunch menu and a tranquil outdoor garden seating. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., delight in the café’s famous French toast with custard-soaked French bread that's hot and crunchy on the outside and warm and soft on the inside (trust us on this one). The extraordinary French toast also does double duty as the bread for Tower's Madame Cristo with chipotle-raspberry jam. After 10 a.m., brunch goers can choose from lunch items like the earth burger or Asian noodle salad. Peruse the menu items here. 1518 Broadway. 441-0222.

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