Monday brunch? Here are 9 delectable Labor Day options

Image courtesy of Iron Horse Tavern
Iron Horse Tavern's Belgian waffles with fresh fruit is one of the many dishes offered around the region this Monday when restaurant's open their doors for Labor Day brunch.

The upcoming three-day weekend is the perfect time to take advantage of an extra day to indulge in the region’s best brunch offerings. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Monday brunches taking place this Labor Day around the region.

Café Bernardo

All five Café Bernardo locations will be serving up their traditional brunch offerings on Labor Day, like the packed breakfast burrito, made with scrambled eggs, jack cheese, sour cream and salsa verde, as well as the amaretto brioche French toast with toasted almonds and maple syrup. Make sure to save time to peruse the dessert counter on your way out, where you can indulge your sweet tooth with offerings like root beer float cupcakes. All locations: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Pavilions location will serve brunch until 2 p.m.)

De Vere's Irish Pub  

Celebrate Labor Day with Irish flare at De Vere's downtown Sacramento and Davis locations, which will serve some elevated twists on traditional pub brunch dishes, like the Irish bacon Benedict with poached eggs, grilled cheddar-scallion biscuits, chili hollandaise sauce and Irish bacon. Plus, choose from one of the many Bloody Mary bar drinks, some of which swap traditional vodka for Jameson and scotch. 9 a.m.-2p.m. 1521 L St. 231-9947. 217 E St. Davis. (530) 204-5533.

Fox & Goose

For a top-of-the-mornin’ English breakfast experience, head to R Street for Fox & Goose dishes like the Welsh rarebit three-egg omelet, the Fry Up with house-made bacon (pictured below) or the corned beef hash consisting of house-roasted brisket and red and russet potatoes grilled with onions and bell peppers. Wash it all down with cocktails like The Churchill and an olallieberry daiquiri, or one of the many beers on tap. 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 1001 R St. 443-8825.

The Fry Up at De Vere's Irish Pub

Ink Eats & Drinks

This downtown hotspot will offer a fun play on chicken and waffles with fried boneless chicken wings served over fluffy waffles, in addition to their usual brunch favorites like the Fat Elvis waffles served with peanut butter and bananas. Don’t miss the create-your-own Bloody Mary station where you can garnish your savory creation with steamed asparagus, fresh olives and lemons. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 2730 N St. 456-2800.

Iron Horse Tavern

R Street’s hottest new restaurant will be serving their lineup of clever, decadent brunch items like the Green Eggs and Ham (pesto-scrambled eggs with a bone-in ham steak), fried chicken with fluffy pancakes drizzled with bourbon-jalapeno syrup and pecan butter, or the simple but tempting petite Belgian waffles with fresh berries. Plus, check out Iron Horse’s full lineup of brunch cocktails like the house-made beef jerky Bloody Mary. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 1800 15th St. 448-4488.


Arden-Arcade’s innovative New American restaurant will be whipping up its classic brunch menu this Labor Day, which includes the must-try house-made doughnut holes served with vanilla, chocolate and caramel sauce (pictured below); the dense cheddar biscuits with Ancho sausage gravy; or the Roxy Eggs Benedict with potato cakes, poached eggs, black forest ham and hollandaise. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2381 Fair Oaks Blvd. 489-2000.

Doughnut holes at Roxy

The Porch Restaurant & Bar

Southern low-country cuisine hits an all-time high with this brunch featuring Labor Day-themed cocktails like the Labor of Love with brandy, peach and strawberry liqueurs, topped with prosecco. Expect a few new brunch specials, along with The Porch’s signature chicken and waffle plate or the irresistible beignets dusted with powdered sugar and served with house-made jam. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 1815 K St. 444-2423.

Putah Creek Cafe & Bakery

Dig into Monday brunch at this hidden gem in Winters with some of their beloved morning staples, like fluffly flapjacks, the bacon waffle with fried chicken and house-made honey pecan butter, or the Napa scramble with sun-dried tomatoes and Gina Marie cream cheese made by Sierra Nevada Cheese Company. 6 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Main St. Winters. (530) 795-2682.

Tower Café

It’s no secret that this historic restaurant’s brunch menu is one to beat with its storied custard-soaked French toast or the savory Oaxacan huevos mole. Jazz up your Monday with a variety of refreshing mimosas, like the Vallarta slow rise with house-made raspberry purée, fresh Odwalla orange juice, Espolón tequila blanco and a cinnamon-sugar dusted rim. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 1518 Broadway. 441-0222.

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