Brunchin’ Downtown

Kachet Jackson-Henderson, The Lipstick Giraffe

I don’t think any other words go better together than “weekend” and “brunch.” What’s better than getting together with your significant other, or group of friends and catching up on the latest while you enjoy some delicious food? While the week is better left for the quickie breakfast options like a smoothie or cereal, here are a few brunch suggestions in Downtown tailored to what kind of experience you’re looking for.

Hangin’ with the Crew Cafe Bernardo is a well-known eatery in the Sacramento area and Downtown is lucky enough to have them on The Kay. This location is perfect for couples and big groups alike. Their $10 Mimosa carafes are a big win, too. Try out the Amaretto Brioche French Toast or keep it traditional with the Bernardo Benedict. Do you and your crew want a view too? Rio City Cafe offers an extensive brunch menu on both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a basic breakfast or go big with the Grilled Flank Steak and Eggs.

Grange-Bloody-Mary-239x300A Tad Bit Swanky If you are looking for a brunch experience that’s a little bit fancy, head to Vines Cafe at the Hyatt Regency, which recently won the AAA 4-diamond award. Vines only uses local ingredients that reflect the season. How about some Sweet Potato Casserole or a Breakfast Flatbread? If you’re more into trying a few different things, opt for their Breakfast Buffet and get your fill of breakfast goodness. Grange is another great place to enjoy brunch with farm fresh ingredients. Check out their brunch menu here. Chuy’s Carne Asada sounds divine. Another plus? They have a Build-Your-Own-Bloody Mary ordering system, where you’ll get a form and a pencil so you can check off what you want included in yours. Bacon? Shrimp? You got it.   Happy brunching!