You’ve come to the state capital of California. Whether you’re visiting for politics or play, or this is the place you call home, we’ve all got to eat. On our list there’s a place for any occasion, and what’s most important, they are all within a 15-minute walk of the Sacramento Station!
Book your travel to Sacramento here and check out the places on our list!
Quick Bite Breakfast and Caffeine Jolt
Temple Coffee Roasters
While Temple Coffee Roasters has grown to five locations over the past 10 years, it hasn’t forfeited their serious vision of good coffee, good vibes, and good service. One full-time staffer spends most of the year visiting farms making sure all their coffee is being sustainably sourced and purchased. Their staff is knowledgeable about what they serve and are happy to answer any questions while you enjoy your morning joe.
Where is it? 1010 9th St, Sacramento
If you’re looking for a quick cup of coffee, or you want a full breakfast, Steamers in Old Sac can provide it. Since its establishment in 1994 the restaurant has expanded its menu and grown to accommodate its loyal customer base. It’s a family-friendly spot that has all the classic breakfast items as well as a pastry case for something on the go.
Where is it? 101 K St, Sacramento
This is a great place to pop into if you’re looking for a grab and go breakfast. The menu stays simple and the portions are decent so you won’t feel a pre-lunch grumble. District also offers a midday iced coffee happy hour for those who need their 2:30 pick me up. Best part is, it’s offered every day of the week!
Where is it? 1022 2nd Street, Sacramento
Time to Munch its Lunch
Previously known as Indo Café, Bali Kitchen still offers the same fresh and delicious Indonesian flavors that they have been cooking up for over ten years. Located right near the water, the restaurant offers outdoor seating for patrons to enjoy on nice days. The locally-owned restaurant has a broad menu, so if you need help deciding what to order, don’t hesitate to ask! The staff is always happy to make a suggestion.
Where is it? 1100 Front Street, Suite 150, Sacramento
Masaya Yakiniku Don Restaurant
It might be a mouthful to say, but it will be a delicious one. Masaya Yakiniku Don Restaurant is Japanese barbeque meets Asian fusion. Main courses consist of different BBQ’d meat bowls, as well as featuring one vegetarian option. Those who dine in will have unlimited miso soup and tea to accompany their meal.
Where is it? 716 7th Street, Sacramento
Railroad Fish & Chips
This is where you can come to get your fried seafood fix. Railroad Fish & Chips serves up delicious comfort food. Yes, maybe a little heavy, but delightful all the same. The food is freshly made and with outdoor seating you can enjoy a great few of the American River.
Where is it? 1100 Front Street, Sacramento
Just a Snack
Perfect for a mid-afternoon stop, visit the downtown location of Vampire Penguin. Extravagant shaved ice offerings surpass the classic paper cone with ice and syrup – these flavors and toppings are unique. For those who need something a bit more substantial to help them through the afternoon, try a made-to-order poke bowl and a milk tea.
Where is it? 907 K Street, Sacramento
Slice of Old Sacramento
The name pretty much gives it away, but most people aren’t looking for surprises when they walk into a pizza parlor. Slice of Old Sacramento is a no-frills joint where you can sit and order by the slice or buy the whole pie. It’s good service and good food, can’t ask for much more.
Where is it? 1019 2nd Street, Sacramento
Gather Round, its Dinner Time
A laid back atmosphere with an outdoor patio, visit Mother for a meal with friends or for an order to go. Hosting a completely vegetarian menu this tasty restaurant is perfect for those with dietary restrictions as many items are easily converted to dairy and/or gluten-free. It’s a place you’ll want to return to as the menu alters frequently, keeping your taste buds excited.
Where is it? 1023 K Street, Sacramento
For classic Americana, look no farther than Foundation. Just a block from the Golden 1 Center, this is a popular stop for a sit down meal before heading to an event. The menu consists of your typical bar food, done well. This isn’t the kitchen at your neighborhood dive. The large list of wines and cocktails will complement any meal.
Where is it? 400 L Street, Sacramento
5 O’clock Somewhere
Those looking for a glass of wine will enjoy browsing the menu at WHIRED. The bartenders are happy to offer suggestions, and if you can’t settle on just one, take advantage of the wine flight. Check online for events as they often host live music in their small, modern space.
Where is it? 410 L Street, Sacramento
Takumi Izakaya Bar
Takumi is a solid spot no matter what time of day it is. However, happy hour is a great bet at this Asian fusion restaurant. With tapas style plates to share or full dishes if you’re feeling like an early dinner, there are plenty of options. With a spacious layout, it’s a perfect place to bring groups, while smaller parties will have the flexibility to sit at the bar.
Where is it? 826 J Street, Sacramento
Ten Ten Room
With a speakeasy air the Ten Ten Room draws its inspiration from midcentury cocktail recipes. It’s a cozy place for a drink and a bite, and you can’t beat a happy hour that starts at 3pm.
Where is it? 1010 Tenth Street, Sacramento
Danny’s Mini Donuts
A local favorite that will always satisfy your sweet tooth, Danny’s Mini Donuts are made fresh to order and difficult to put down. There is no seating, but that may be for the best, you might never leave!
Where is it? 900 2nd Street, Old Sacramento
If you’re looking for salt water taffy you’ve got to make a stop at Munchie’s. This candy store has it all but the main attraction are the barrels of taffy. Take some to snack on as you roam around Old Sac or save them for your next train ride. You won’t be disappointed by the range of flavors you’ll find!
Where is it? 122 J Street, Sacramento
Now that you know where to go it’s time to visit Sacramento!