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25+ Best Brunch Spots In Roseville, Folsom, & The Foothills

Apr 30, 2019 04:08PM

Land Ocean

This warm and posh restaurant does a delectable brunch service, with land and sea Benedicts, a variety of frittatas, and even feel-good fare like country-fried steak.

Land Ocean


EAT THIS
Savory: Italian Sausage and Bacon Frittata (a three-egg skillet with sausage, bacon, potatoes, and a blend of gruyère and cheddar cheeses; served with sourdough toast) [pictured]
Sweet: Crème Brûlée French Toast (toasted brioche bread caramelized in crème brûlée batter; served with bacon and country potatoes)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas for $10

1151 Galleria Boulevard, Suite 241, Roseville, 916-407-5640; 2720 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-983-7000, landoceanrestaurants.com

BarnBurner

BarnBurner rises above its strip mall surroundings with seriously eclectic digs: reclaimed wood décor, tin roofing, and mismatched pendant lights. Edible flowers on many of the creatively prepared and presented dishes make it seem like a secret gem you’d stumble upon on vacation.



EAT THIS
Savory: Biscuit and Gravy Bowl (two buttermilk biscuits topped with house-made sausage gravy and two eggs)
Sweet: Angel Food Cake French Toast (angel food cake dipped in vanilla custard; grilled and topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream) [pictured]

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass

4800 Granite Drive, Rocklin, 916-259-1751

The Breakroom

Take a break (pun intended) from cooking with Sunday brunch at The Breakroom! Kiddos love the breakfast bites made especially for them, including “I’m Having a Meltdown” (scrambled eggs) and “I Don’t Like Breakfast” (chicken bites), while all ages are entertained by the arcade games, pool tables, and TVs.
The Breakroom



EAT THIS
Savory: Brunch Burger (Angus beef patty topped with hash browns, cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, fried egg, and mayo) [pictured]
Sweet: French Toast (three slices of egg-battered and grilled cinnammon bread topped with powdered sugar, whipped cream, butter, and syrup)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Sunday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys (including a Bloody “Beer”) and bottomless mimosas for $14

4131 South Shingle Road, Suite 7, Shingle Springs, 530-763-6761, breakroomeatery.com

Friends with Benedicts Mimosa House

The name might’ve given it away, but if you’re a fan of Benedicts and mimosas, you may have met your match. This eatery boasts a ton of spins on the classic brunch dish, in addition to an exhausting list of omelets, skillets, and sweeter fare, plus gluten-free pancake, waffle, and crêpe options.
Friends with Benedicts Mimosa House



EAT THIS
Savory: Cake Sandwich (two pancakes, two sausage links, two strips of crispy bacon, and two eggs any style)
Sweet: Dulce de Leche Crêpe (two homemade crêpes rolled and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk; topped with whipped cream and dusted with powdered sugar)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday-Sunday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Booze news: Bacon Bloody Marys and 100+ mimosas by the glass (including a shareable goblet option) or bottomless Monday-Friday for $14.99

2201 Francisco Drive, Suite 110, El Dorado Hills, 916-936-4830, friendswithbenedictsinc.com

California Kitchen

Boasting a stylish, rustic interior, stunning exposed brick, and a roomy bar, this Main Street destination is a sweet spot for brunch, offering an extensive selection of savory breakfast picks and sugary classics. 
California Kitchen



EAT THIS
Savory: Monte Cristo (French toast dusted with powdered sugar and stuffed with cheddar, Swiss, turkey, and ham; served with strawberry jam, two eggs, and potatoes) [pictured]
Sweet: Belgian Waffle (house-made waffle with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, or apple cinnamon)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass

251 Main Street, Placerville, 530-622-7500, californiakitchen.org

High-Hand Café

Located in a stunning greenhouse space, this garden-side brunch nook offers shopping from local vendors while you wait for a table. Bonus: Pick up flowers at the nursery or gourmet olive oil and vinegar on tap after your meal.
High-Hand Cafe



EAT THIS
Savory: Crab Benedict (lemon-chive biscuit topped with fresh crab, avocado, house-made Hollandaise sauce, and poached eggs) [pictured]
Sweet: Banana Bread French Toast (house-made banana bread dipped in egg batter; griddled and served with caramel rum drizzle)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass

3790 Taylor Road, Loomis, 916-652-2064, highhandnursery.com

Karen's Bakery & Café

Glorious baked goods, made fresh daily, make the perfect pairing with eggs and sausage or smoked salmon at this popular bakery and café, while rows of rich cakes tempt from behind the glass display.

EAT THIS
Savory: Sunny Side Up Tart (puff pastry tart with gruyère cheese, crème fraîche, bacon, a sunny-side-up egg, and fresh chives)
Sweet: Croissant Bread Pudding (sliced croissants soaked in sweet egg batter then baked; served with orange custard sauce and seasonal berries)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Monday-Friday from 7-11 a.m.; Saturday from 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Booze news: Mimosas by the glass

705 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, 916-985-2665, karensbakery.com

Wally's Pizza Bar

It’s what every childhood fantasy is made of: pizza for breakfast. In addition to pie twirling, this upscale sports bar serves up inspired takes on classic fare, craft drafts, and a selection of specialty cocktails.
Wally's Pizza Bar



EAT THIS
Savory: Breakfast Pizza (signature Truckee pizza dough with house-made salsa verde, aged linguisa, four-cheese blend, red onions, Roma tomatoes, and three eggs; baked and topped with fresh cilantro and avocado slices) [pictured]
Sweet: Caramel Pear French Toast (two thick slices of Truckee sourdough French bread topped with candied bacon bits and pears, whipped cream, caramel sauce, and boysenberry syrup)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass

4079 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, 530-677-5205, wallyspizzabar.com

La Provence Restaurant & Terrace

Do yourself a favor and while away next Saturday sipping mimosas while enjoying the Mediterranean- and French-inspired flavors of La Provence. Picking just one entrée may prove difficult, so we recommend bringing along a few friends for a family-style affair.  

La Provence Restaurant & Terrace


EAT THIS
Savory: Chicken & Waffles (cornbread waffles with fried chicken, jalapeño honey butter, and maple syrup) [pictured]
Sweet: Lemon Crêpes (Meyer lemon crêpes stuffed with ricotta cheese; topped with honey, berries, and powdered sugar)
 
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass (or a bottle of La Marca Prosecco for $15)

110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville, 916-789-2002, laprovenceroseville.com

Milestone

Delightfully hip and thoughtful, Milestone brings a refreshing take on brunch fare to El Dorado Hills with inventive menu items that quickly become must-haves, beautiful plating, and top-notch bar service.

Milestone


EAT THIS
Savory: S-O-S (fried eggs, shredded short ribs, and country cream gravy on toast) [pictured]
Sweet: Stack o’ Pancakes (served with blueberries, powdered sugar, soft butter, and maple syrup)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys (including a big shrimp cocktail double) and bottomless mimosas for $18 (also available weekdays till 3 p.m.)

4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 116, El Dorado Hills, 916-934-0790, milestonerestaurantedh.com

Lucille's Coffee Hops & Vine

Inside this Pinterest-perfect café, look for Santa Cruz-roasted coffee, a carefully curated list of draft beer and wine, and light breakfast fare to jump-start your day (think granola bowls, vegan chili, and avocado toast).



EAT THIS
Savory: Jalapeño Egg Bites (house-made egg bites with green onions, green chilis, cheddar cheese, and roasted jalapeños; served with salsa and fresh fruit) [pictured]
Sweet: Scones (freshly baked each day in flavors like cranberry and white chocolate, apple cinnamon, or blueberry)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass (try them with fresh-squeezed lemonade and/or their rotating fruit purée!)

25055 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-294-7472, lucillescoffeehopsvine.com

Pottery World Café

Enjoy one of the most picturesque, peaceful patios in town as you indulge in scratch-made fare that ticks all the flavor boxes. Walk off your food coma by taking a stroll through the impressive boutique that sells everything from pottery and furniture to home décor and clothing.
Pottery World Cafe



EAT THIS
Savory: Vegetable Frittata (mushrooms, leeks, and white cheddar cheese with Sriracha Hollandaise)
Sweet: Crêpes (European-style crêpes filled with whipped lemon mascarpone; topped with warm berry compote and Chantilly cream) [pictured]

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: 8-11 a.m. daily
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass

4419 Granite Drive, Rocklin, 916-624-8080, potteryworldcafe.com

The Purple Place

This vibrant hangout has been dishing it out since 1955. Known for its lively bar scene and live music on Saturdays, The Purple Place also offers a host of tasty brunch offerings—and a dog-friendly menu for your four-legged friend.
The Purple Place



EAT THIS
Savory: Corned Beef Hash Benedict (griddled corn beef brisket, onions, bell peppers, potato hash, Canadian bacon, and two eggs; topped with Hollandaise sauce)
Sweet: Ooey Gooey Coffee Cake (house-made coffee cake topped with warm cinnamon sauce) [pictured]

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Monday-Friday from 7-11:30 a.m.;
Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass

363 Green Valley Road, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-2313, thepurp.com

Sweetie Pie's

It started as an eclectic mix of coffee and desserts in 1991. Now, the lovingly restored 1865 house has a full brunch menu with diet-friendly finds like tofu scrambles and is as quaint and cozy as ever, decked out with funky wallpapered dining rooms, lofty wood ceilings, and Hangtown memorabilia.
Sweetie Pie's



EAT THIS
Savory: Cheese Blintz (three crêpes filled with a blend of cottage and ricotta cheese, a hint of lemon, sweetened sour cream, and the fruit topping of the day) [pictured]
Sweet: Olallieberry Pancakes (scratch-made buttermilk pancakes with fresh olallieberries)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday from 7 a.m.-noon; Sunday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Booze news: Mimosas by the glass

577 Main Street, Placerville, 530-642-0128, sweetiepies.biz

Sutter Street Grill

Charming and chic, this distinguished eatery and sidewalk café is a brunch favorite with its classic fare, colorful accents, and casual atmosphere.
Sutter Street Grill



EAT THIS
Savory: Texas Omelet (omelet with homemade chili and beans, onions, and cheese)
Sweet: Strawberry Pancakes (served with whipped cream) [pictured]

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Monday to Friday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass

811 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-597-0202, sutterstreetgrill.info

Peg's Glorified Ham n Eggs

A Nevada favorite, Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs made its first and only California debut to date in Roseville with stylish retro charm, larger-than-life portions, and reliably tasty fare.

EAT THIS
Savory: Island Pork Chops (bone-in pork chops topped with teriyaki sauce and served with two eggs, and rice)
Sweet: Belgian Waffle (with toppings of your choice including bananas, walnuts, and whipped cream)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. daily
Booze news: No alcohol

1950 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, 916-782-2400, eatatpegs.com

The Waffle Experience

How many ways can you dress up a waffle? The limit doesn’t exist. From fresh twists on chicken and waffles to fruity bombs of sugary goodness, waffles are stacked high and hailed for the perfect food that they are when dining at this Folsom favorite.
The Waffle Experience



EAT THIS
Savory: Praise the Lard (house-braised pork belly, cage-free eggs, arugula, roasted tomatoes, ricotta, cracked pepper agave syrup, lardon-studded herb waffle)
Sweet: Smor’Tella (Nutella, fresh bananas, bananas foster sauce, toasted marshmallows, powdered sugar, Nutella rum sauce, graham cracker crumble, cacao liege waffle) [pictured]

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily
Booze news: Bloody Marys (with optional add-ons like house-braised pork belly, a BLT slider, or cherrywood smoked bacon) and mimosas (pitchers available)

13405 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 950, Folsom,
916-805-5938, thewaffleexperience.com

Window Box Café

Equal parts cozy and quirky, this sunny brunch nook that’ll transport you right to Gram’s kitchen offers homestyle cooking and classic comfort food.

Window Box Cafe


EAT THIS
Savory: Chicken Fajitas Omelet (tender chicken breast, cheddar cheese, avocado, onions, salsa, and bell peppers)
Sweet: Cinnamon Roll (freshly baked with cream cheese icing) [pictured]

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas for $15

6835 Five Star Boulevard, Rocklin, 916-259-2114, windowboxcafe.com

Apple Bistro

This homey hangout is a neighborhood favorite and weekend (or weekday) layover must-stop, with comforting fare and unfussy vibes. On a nice day, grab a seat on the covered patio for stunning views.

EAT THIS
Savory: Country Benedict (two poached eggs and patty sausage on a buttermilk biscuit with country gravy sauce)
Sweet: Oatmeal (stone-ground oatmeal served with local apples, brown sugar, and toast)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: 5 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Booze news: Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas for $15

2740 Hwy 50, Placerville, 530-363-6670, applebistro.com

Awful Annie's

Elevated country vibes set the scene at this popular brunch spot that’s typically packed. Famous for its bread pudding and brandy sauce, the menu also boasts a lengthy list of additional crave-worthy fare. Bonus: You can make Awful Annie’s popular Bloody Marys at home—the signature seasoning mix is available for sale in bottles.

EAT THIS
Savory: Lindsay’s Malibu Mushroom Brie Omelet (white, crimini, and portabella mushrooms with fresh basil, spinach, and Brie cheese; topped with sour cream and green onions)
Sweet: Strawberry, Banana, and Macadamia Nut Waffle (fresh strawberries and bananas sprinkled with macadamia nuts and whipped cream)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily (Auburn location), 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily (Lincoln location)
Booze news: Bloody Marys (house-made mix) and mimosas by the glass

13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-888-9857; 490 Lincoln Boulevard, Lincoln, 916-645-9766, awfulannies.com

Flower Farm Café

This hidden haven sits in the center of a working citrus orchard and offers a bed and breakfast, nursery, tasting room, and café, which sources produce from the farm’s garden as well as local Placer County farms. Expect house-made baked goods and classic omelets.

EAT THIS
Savory: Biker’s Burrito (spinach tortilla filled with organic scrambled eggs, chicken apple sausage, country potatoes, house-made salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese)
Sweet: Flower Farm French Toast (cinnamon cornflake-encrusted Texas toast topped with butter, powdered sugar, and whipped cream)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Wednesday-Monday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass or carafe

9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis,
916-652-5661, flowerfarminn.com

Buttercup Pantry

This super nostalgic eatery—think cast iron pans and classic Coca-Cola décor—offers hearty elevated diner fare in a conversation-worthy Americana setting.

EAT THIS
Savory: The Original Hangtown Fry (oysters, bacon, onions, and eggs scrambled together with melted cheese on top)
Sweet: *Pecan Waffle (pecan-studded waffles served with bananas and whipped cream)
*Note: Waffles are only served before 4 p.m.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Booze news: Mimosas by the glass

222 Main Street, Placerville, 530-621-1320

Coffee Republic

Longtime local favorite, Coffee Republic checks all the brunch boxes: hip interior, spacious patio, tempting display case of pastries, and really good coffee. And, the word around town is that their breakfast burritos might be one of Folsom’s best-kept secrets.

EAT THIS
Savory: Tri-Tip Burrito (eggs, tri-tip, cheddar cheese, potatoes, avocado, lemon sour cream, and chili salsa)
Sweet: Brie & Cranberry Bagel (toasted bagel of your choice topped with melted Brie, butter, and cranberry sauce) 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Booze news: Mimosas by the glass

6610 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom,
916-987-8001, coffeerepublicfolsom.com

Dolce Vita Caffe

A sweet little café outfitted with a mural of the shores of Italy, this spot offers a sweet-tooth-friendly menu with savory options too (!), a sprawling selection of freshly baked pastries, and intricate cakes.

EAT THIS
Savory: Bacon Quiche (bacon, eggs, and a blend of jack, cheddar, and mozzarella cheeses)
Sweet: Apple Pancakes (buttermilk pancakes rolled with chopped apples; served with syrup and fresh fruit)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (brunch items served all day); Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Booze news: No alcohol

1008 Riley Street, Suite 2, Folsom, 916-467-7679

Four Sisters Café

Creative eats on colorful plates sail out of the kitchen here, where four sisters are at the helm, making sure everyone feels like part of the family. Everything, even down to the syrups, are made from scratch. Expect high-backed booths, addictive potatoes, and an elevated diner vibe.

EAT THIS
Savory: Fancy Pants Sandwich (bacon, over-medium egg, white cheddar cheese, and arugula on two slices of grilled herb sourdough)
Sweet: Mango-Stuffed French Toast (a flaky croissant stuffed with a sweet mango cream cheese dipped in spiced custard; grilled and topped with fresh bananas, a sprinkle of toasted coconut, and served with butter and hot maple syrup)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily
Booze news: No alcohol

9050 Fairway Drive, Suite 165, Roseville,
916-797-0770, foursisterscafe.com

Mexquite

This sleek and modern spot puts a Mexican twist on weekend brunch with offerings like chorizo, refried beans, fresh salsas, and warm corn tortillas, plus a colorful patio for al fresco dining.

EAT THIS
Savory: Molletes (sourdough bread toasted and topped with refried beans, melted cheese, over-medium eggs, pico de gallo, green onions, queso fresco, and sour cream)
Sweet: Sweet Crêpes (house-made crêpes topped with low-fat yogurt, granola, and seasonal fruit)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and mimosas by the glass

25095 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-984-8607, mexquite.com

Selland's Market-Café  

Beloved for its $25 dinner-for-two specials, this crowd favorite market-café lures locals to its dining room for brunch with impossibly tasty brioche breakfast sandwiches, avocado toast remixes, and an entire “gluten-sensitive brunch menu.” The El Dorado Hills location offers plentiful seating, bright white accents, and kombucha mimosas.

EAT THIS
Savory: Lobster Salad Avocado Toast (celery, red onion, herbs, mayo, toasted multigrain pugliese, lemon wedge)
Sweet: French Toast Casserole (cubed sourdough soaked in cream, egg, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon then baked; served with powdered sugar and syrup)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys by the glass or pitcher for $18 and mimosas by the glass (including a kombucha and sangria option) or bottle

4370 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 120, El Dorado Hills, 916-932-5025, sellands.com

Sienna

This elegant restaurant—think wooden beams and soaring ceilings, swanky booths, and chairs that are almost too comfortable—is a go-to for date night, but if you haven’t yet, you should probably work it into your regular brunch rotation. A small but unique menu is served on Saturdays in Roseville, or you can bring your appetite to the Sunday buffet at both locations.

EAT THIS
Savory: Prime Rib Benedict (thinly sliced prime rib, crimini mushrooms, chicken-fried poached eggs, and cracked pepper Hollandaise sauce) 
Sweet: Very Berry French Toast (egg-battered and grilled crème brûlée brioche; topped with sautéed seasonal berries in brown sugar butter and whipped cream)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Roseville only); Sunday buffet for $20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Booze news: Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for $10

1480 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-771-4700;
3909 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills, 916-941-9694, siennarestaurants.com

Venita Rhea's

This totally charming and colorful eatery—think red-and-white-checkered tablecloths, exposed brick, and murals galore—offers hefty portions of rare brunch options like snow crab and bone-in ham steak.

EAT THIS
Savory: Sleepy’s (poached eggs on top of crab cakes, sweet red onions, and tomatoes; topped with Hollandaise sauce and roasted red pepper sauce)
Sweet: Banana Nut Pancakes (buttermilk batter with sliced bananas and mixed nuts; topped with *bananas foster, butter, and syrup)
*Available upon request for an additional charge

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Brunch hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily
Booze news: Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas (served daily for $13.97)

4415 Granite Drive, Rocklin, 916-624-2697, venitarheas.com