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B'fast in Sacto nr. Y and Stockton midtown

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Staying, along with relatives, at the Marriot Courtyard Midtown on Sat. night. 4/3/08

Need good breakfast place for Sun mid morning for 3 hounds. EZ off EZ on a priority.One party will be leaving for Chico, the other southbound on 5. Southbound 5 is solo, not a good navigator, but has lived in Sacto some 40 years ago.

Any suggestions? Basic-and-tasty to adventurous. Sorry to be so late, but by tonight please.

Thank you, Capitol Hounds

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  1. Easiest to find: Pancake Circus at 21st & Broadway. (Broadway is the equivalent of Y street.) Old time-y eggs & pancake place with old time-y waitresses. Basic and tasty. Easy freeway access at 15th & X streets. The I-5 south person should take 50 west, connect to t5 south. The Chico person will take 50 west, connect to 5 north, then, a few miles out of town, take 99/70 north.

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    1. re: Nutraxfornerves

      I think they always blast up 5 to Orland; thanks for the tip on Pancake Circus--I'll pass it on!

      1. re: toodie jane

        I would go to the Lyons on Alhambra than Pancake Circus. PC is horrible. Worst coffeee ever and the food is not much better.

        Doesn't the Tower Cafe have breakfast?

        Cornerstone?

    2. I've heard nothing really positive about Pancake Circus, looks kind of run down and it makes me not want to eat there. The three standards in my Sacramento breakfast rotation are:
      -Tower Cafe-Good brunch, awesome French Toast; but you may have to wait a while if you go mid-morning on Sunday (inside seating is usually quicker than outside when the weather is nice like this. Plus, it's right off the 50 freeway on Broadway and 16th.
      -Crepeville-Decent hearty breakfast, I haven't had a reason to complain yet. Whereas Tower has full service, here you order at the counter and they bring the food to you at the table as it comes up. Crepes are okay, I prefer the egg dishes and salads/sandwiches. It's right on the corner of 24th and Broadway, quick hop to 50.
      -Cafe Bernardo-About the same as Crepeville but no crepes-even the same ordering/service style. The one closest to the freeway is on 15 and R and freeway access is at 15th and W.

      1. I've heard nothing really positive about Pancake Circus, looks kind of run down and it makes me not want to eat there. The three standards in my Sacramento breakfast rotation are:
        -Tower Cafe-Good brunch, awesome French Toast; but you may have to wait a while if you go mid-morning on Sunday (inside seating is usually quicker than outside when the weather is nice like this. Plus, it's right off the 50 freeway on Broadway and 16th.
        -Crepeville-Decent hearty breakfast, I haven't had a reason to complain yet. Whereas Tower has full service, here you order at the counter and they bring the food to you at the table as it comes up. Crepes are okay, I prefer the egg dishes and salads/sandwiches. It's right on the corner of 24th and 2nd Avenue, quick hop to 50.
        -Cafe Bernardo-About the same as Crepeville but no crepes-even the same ordering/service style. The one closest to the freeway is on 15 and R and freeway access is at 15th and W.

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        Tower Cafe
        1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

        Crepeville Curtis Park
        2700 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818

        Cafe Bernardo
        1431 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811