Sacramento City Guide


Your guide for our favorite things to eat, drink, and do in Sacramento and surrounding suburbs. Think we’re missing out on an awesome place? Let us know! We will visit it and if we fall in love, we will make sure to put it up on here. Last Updated: May 2018


Favorite Restaurant Overall: Ella Dining Room & Bar; Hawks Restaurant

Favorite Old Sacramento Restaurant: The Firehouse Restaurant

Favorite Midtown Restaurant: Paragary’s

Favorite Place for Drinks: The Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar

Favorite Spot for Beer: Der Biergarten; Grist Beer Hall

Favorite Classic Breakfast: Fox & Goose Pub

Favorite Brunch Spot: Pushkin’s Kitchen; The Mimosa House

Favorite Lunch Spot: Cafe Bernardo; Tower Cafe

Favorite Steak House: Echo & Rig

Favorite Sushi: Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & SushiBlue Nami Sushi

Favorite Japanese: Aji Japanese Bistro

Favorite Poke Bowl: Fish Face Poke Bar; Fishology Poke Bar

Favorite Chinese: Frank Fat’s/Fat’s Asia Bistro

Favorite Mexican: Zocalo Restaurant 

Favorite New American: Milestone Restaurant

Favorite Italian: OBO’ Italian Table & Bar; Visconti’s Italian Restaurant

Favorite Middle Eastern: Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant 

Favorite BBQ: Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ

Favorite Vietnamese: Quan Nem Ninh Hoa

Favorite Sandwich Shop: Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop; Beach Hut Deli

Favorite Burger: Magpie Cafe 

Favorite Pizza: Chicago Fire; OneSpeed Pizza

Favorite Vegetarian: Mother Restaurant 


Favorite Bakery Overall: Freeport Bakery; Karen’s Bakery and Café

Favorite Cakes: Rick’s Dessert Diner

Favorite Pastry Shop: Estelle Bakery & Pâtisserie; Julian's Pâtisserie and Café

Favorite Unique Bakery: Pushkin’s Bakery; 85C Bakery Cafe

Favorite Chocolate Shop: Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

Favorite Ice Cream Shop: Gunther’s Ice Cream Shop; The Niche Ice Cream 

Favorite Fro-Yo Shop: Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt; Big Spoon Yogurt


Favorite Coffee Shop of All-Time: Temple Coffee; Insight Coffee

Favorite Coffee Shop in The Burbs’: Kingdom Coffee Roasters (Folsom, CA); Bloom Coffee & Tea (Roseville, CA); The Pour Choice (Auburn, CA)

Favorite Boba Tea Shop: Quickly; Gong Cha

Favorite Juice Shop: Liquidology/Vibe Health Bar; Pure Life Juice Company


Favorite Art Museum: Crocker Art Museum

Favorite History Museum: California State Railroad Museum

Favorite Movie Theater: Palladio LUXE Cinema

Favorite Park: Rose Garden at The Capitol; McKinley Park

Spot to Catch a Play: Harris Center for the Arts

Place to Study/Work: Insight Coffee - Pavilions