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Back to Work in #DowntownSac!

Amanda Maxwell & Frankie Wenson

As we all slowly start to return to work in #DowntownSac we know you are eager to get back into your morning and lunchtime routines. Whether you’re looking for a midday pick-me-up or a lunch spot to get out and stretch your legs, we have got you covered. Check out some of our fav #DowntownSac spots that are open. Don’t forget to snap a pic and tag us @downtownsac + @oldsac and you might be featured on our Instagram!

Please remember to maintain social distance and wear the proper PPE to keep yourself, servers, and everyone safe. 

Photo Credit: Beach Hut Deli

Dine-In Lunch Spots

  1. Swing by downtown’s newest lunch spot, Beach Hut Deli, for a tasty sammie amid surfboards and wooden booths. Don’t miss the nachos!
  2. Head to a downtown staple for Mexican, Cilantro’s Restaurant on J Street. Feast on tacos to burritos, mariscos and even burgers!
  3. Enjoy lunch al fresco on Capitol Garage’s patio. The diverse menu is sure to please everyone in your lunch crew.
  4. Get ready to be wined and dined to your heart’s content at Camden Spit & Larder. The London-inspired restaurant pays homage to Chef Ridgeway’s British roots while channeling the farm fresh cuisine that America’s Farm-To-Fork Capital enjoys.
  5. If Mediterranean food is calling your name then look no further than Crest Cafe! They offer mouthwatering halal food always made from farm-to-fork fresh ingredients!

Grab and Go Lunch

  1. With an amazing lunch buffet, Vela Cafe has quite the spread. Stop by and grab a salad with all the toppings or a delicious Beef & Lamb Gyro Pita. You won’t regret it.
  2. From sandwiches to salads, bold coffee and decadent treats, Estelle Bakery & Patisserie are happy to welcome you back to DOCO for lunch. Enjoy takeout or relax on their patio.
  3. Who doesn’t love a good Crunch Wrap Supreme? The Taco Bell Cantina has got your quick lunch fix and even some tasty, boozy freezes.
  4. With various locations around downtown, there is sure to be a Subway open right by your office. Grab a tasty sandwich, salad or even breakfast!

Midday Pick-Me-Up

  1. If you need coffee that fills your soul in the morning before starting the workday then you have to stop by Old Soul Co. They are your one stop shop of all things coffee, food and ambiance.
  2. If you have lived in Sacramento for a while then you already know about Temple Coffee Roasters. They have some of the best coffee and tea in town and always welcome you in with open arms. Make sure to get one of their delicious pastries to go with your next beverage!
  3. Maybe today you are looking to try something different. Roots Coffee Co. is the destination of all things caffeine if you are looking for that first cup of coffee to help the blood start pumping in the morning.
  4. Do you want a comic book as a side to your cup of Joe? Well if you do then Oblivion Comics & Coffee is the place you need to be right now. They offer a wide range of coffee drinks with small bites on the side and rows and rows of comic books for you to read while you drink!
  5. The long awaited Morgan’s Mill is finally open for business! They serve everything from coffee, beer, wine and toast to start your mornings off right.

Photo Credit: Insomnia Cookies

Pick-up the Sweetest Treats

  1. Looking for the perfect summer time treat? Haagen Dazs has an amazing selection of ice cream, smoothies, and mouth-watering sundaes that are sure to cool you down.
  2. If you need just a few pieces or a whole bag, Munchies Salt Water Taffy at the Old Sacramento Waterfront has so many flavors and options for you to choose from.
  3. Whether you are working downtown or from home, Insomnia Cookies has got you covered with freshly baked, warm, delicious cookies. That’s right! If you are still working at home, they deliver!
  4. If you haven’t had the chance to visit Odd Cookie Bakery Cafe yet, we highly recommend it. With a unique twist on cookies, cupcakes and coffee, this new spot is a go-to to satisfy your cravings. They also have lunch!

Happy Hour After Work

  1. Yes way Rose! Now that the weather is warming up, Bailarín Cellars is the perfect spot to grab a glass or cold Rose or Chardonnay. They have even added a few new wines to their collection and we are dying to try them. Wine not your thing? They also serve coffee from Insight Coffee Roasters and many small bites to pair with your coffee and wine.
  2. Pop! Fizz! Clink! Fizz Champagne & Bubbles Bar is back open and serving up all the bubbly. With tasty cheese boards, Duck Fat Fries (that are to die for), and champagne, this Happy Hour is sure to leave you feeling Fizztastic.
  3. Photo Credit: The Firehouse Restaurant

    With these tasty deals, you are sure to get the most of your Happy Hour and enjoy a great patio too. The Firehouse Restaurant serves up Oysters and has great deals on well drinks, beer and wine during their Happy Hour from 4-6 PM on weekdays.

  4. Looking to grab some Whiskey? River City Saloon at the Old Sacramento Waterfront is ready to transport you back into the olden days while you enjoy a stiff drink.
  5. Whired Wine has an amazing collection of wines and is the perfect place for some vino. DYK they also serve Lumpia?? It’s homemade and you have to try it. Grab your pals or coworkers and unWINEd.

With so many food, sweets, coffee and other places to choose from, don’t stop with these picks. Make your way through the list of #DowntownSac lunch spots here.

Welcome back! #DowntownSac has missed you.