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Old 03-14-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Can someone recommend a top-notch spot for French toast in Sacramento, as well as a solid and well-regarded breakfast place that really stands out without blowing a hole in your wallet?

Thanks!
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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I know a place in Rocklin - Venita Rhea's. Renowned for their breakfast, and variety, including cinammon roll French Toast!!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Grass Valley,CA.
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There isnt much thats outstanding here. Most places are corporate-type spots with mediocre food.
On the slightly higher end is the 33rd St Bistro, very good breakfasts. If you take a drive to Placerville Sweetie Pies has awesome breakfasts with whole wheat pancakes and gourmet sausage. And the Edelweiss in Auburn is legendary. My 2c worth..
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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Breakfast places are kind of our Achilles' heel, except maybe weekend brunches--not nearly enough good places for breakfast in town right now. Most tend to be traditional rib-sticking diner food rather than anything fancy: Cornerstone, Crepeville and Lucky Cafe in Midtown, Capitol Park Cafe downtown. A hidden breakfast treasure is the Market Club in the wholesale farmer's market off 5th Street south of Broadway. On the higher end there is the Delta King in Old Sac, with brunch places like Sweetwater and Tower Cafe. Not sure about French toast in particular, though.

Lunch is more of our strong suit. We don't like to wake up early here.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:49 PM
 
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Wish I could help but since I live many miles away I wish you luck in finding a good breakfast. If you are ever in my part of the USA you can stop at my place for breakfast. I'm a great cook and my favorite foods are breakfast foods.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:21 PM
 
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Oh wait, how could I forget? Jim-Denny's on 12th and Terminal. Not sure about French toast, but the pancakes are fantastic. Pancake Circus on Broadway is cute but the food is only so-so. There is also a new breakfast/lunch place at 14th and O but I forget the name...
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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The Sacramento Magazine highlights local eateries, incluidng breakfast places. There's multiple lists, and reviews of individual businesses. Here's a directory of 14 breakfast joints: Sacramento Restaurant Directory search results, filtered by Breakfast
And the editor's pick: Sacramento Restaurant Directory search results, filtered by Breakfast, Editors' Pick

Also, some of the same places are found on their 2009 "Best of" list (many of these places are still in business):
Good Morning! - Sacramento Magazine - February 2009 - Sacramento, California
The Dollar-Wise Gourmet: Bargain Breakfasts: Five Under $5 - Sacramento Magazine - September 2009 - Sacramento, California

Lake Forest Cafe in Folsom is known for a hearty, healthy breakfast. Lake Forest Cafe
Also, we just the Willow Cafe open & it looks very promising. Willow Cafe & Sweetery | Folsom, CA | 916.294.7805
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:01 AM
 
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Tower Cafe - Best French Toast Ever
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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not nearly enough good places for breakfast in town right now. Most tend to be traditional rib-sticking diner food rather than anything fancy
Just because a place isn't fancy pancy does not mean it is not good. Besides the OP said he is not trying to "bust his wallet". He ain't askin' for a botique fit for the Queen of England. I happen to think there are a lot of good places to get a good hardy breakfast in greater Sac. My favorite of course being The Ugly Mug Cafe in Loomis.

I think Sacramento's autocentric nature causes a lot of people to over look good places to eat. People just see a sea of strip malls and it never registers to them that there is good food to be had. They just write it off. San Jose has the same issue with people doing this...
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Sutter Street Grill in Folsom and Evan's Kitchen in Sac used to be my favorites.

Oops...I'm not 100% that they have french toast since I'm an eggs benedict kind of girl. But if you like other dishes, then these places are worth trying--not that pricey.
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