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Looking for an excuse to go out with the girls, or a new spin on a date? Check out these unique brunch specials in Sacramento that are sure to make your mouth water.

Tower Cafe
Located on 1518 Broadway.
Brunch hours are from 8 -11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 – 11 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Tower Cafe takes pride in its “Madame Cristo.” It is a new version of French toast, loaded with swiss cheese and ham.

“French toast is our most popular dish, and people love it so much that our chef decided to make another version,” Manager Ruben Reveles said.

Breakfast cocktails are also served during brunch hours. “La Frida” is Tower Cafe’s version of a Mimosa, which is mixed with a pomegranate blood orange nectar and pineapple juice. “Lychee Lei” is a drink made with Pinnacle Vodka, lychee puree, coconut water and a squeeze of lime. The ever-famous Bloody Mary is also on the menu.

“The ‘Lychee Lei’ is one of our new drinks, and I must say it’s pretty good. We just recently received our liquor license a few months ago, so we have a new series of drinks we make now with all sorts of names,” Reveles said.

For more information, visit Tower Cafe’s Facebook.

Cafe Bernardo
Located in Midtown at 2726 Capitol Ave.
Brunch hours are from 7 – 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday (lunch items can also be ordered starting at 11 a.m.), and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday (lunch items can also be ordered at 11 a.m.).

Cafe Bernardo has a signature dish called “Eggs Bernardo,” which is a basic Hollandaise sauce on toasted rosemary bread with two poached eggs on top with ham or bacon and herb potatoes.

“It’s our twist on something traditional. We use our own Hollandaise sauce, which is made from scratch, and we get our eggs from local farms, and then of course the rosemary bread is something you don’t usually see on something like this,” Head Chef Shannan Berg said.

“Anyone can throw out some bacon and French toast, but we make everything from scratch because we are conscious of our footprint, and our ingredients are fresh and seasonal,” she added.

Brunch cocktails include Bloody Marys and “Absolut Bloody Marys” made with peppar, and citron upon request, on Sundays (only $6 during brunch hours). They also serve bottomless Mimosas on Saturday until 1 p.m. and Sunday until 2 p.m.

For more information, visit Cafe Bernardo’s Facebook.

Pizza Rock
Located on 1020 K St.
Brunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on weekends.

Pizza Rock’s highlighted brunch items are breakfast pizzas.

“We have six different breakfast pizzas, something that not a lot of restaurants offer. We have standard ones like egg and sausage, but we also have some crazy ones that are really yummy like ‘Triple Berry’ and ‘Hazelnut Kiwi,’ ” General Manager Koreena Schultz said.

Brunch cocktails include a bottomless special, which is anything off the brunch menu for $8 unlimited. This pertains to Mimosas made with blood orange, mango or strawberry and sangria.

Earlier this month, Pizza Rock added a new feature during brunch hours: local acoustic bands playing at the restaurant in an open-mic style.

For more information, visit Pizza Rock’s Facebook.

Kupro’s Bistro
Located at 1217 21st St.
Brunch hours are 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Kupro’s Bistro has a special steak and eggs and huevos rancheros made with authentic New Mexican sauce.

“We make everything with a twist, that’s for sure,” Head Chef Matthew Robinson said. “Like most places would have just normal eggs Benedict, but we have ‘Benediction,’ which is extremely popular. It is similar to poached eggs, except we use a German pancake instead of an English muffin and add flavor with things like arugula.”

Brunch cocktails include Bloody Marys and house bottomless Mimosas for $10 with the purchase of an entrée.

For more information, visit Kupro’s Bistro’s Facebook.

Red Lotus
Located on 2718 J St.
Brunch hours are on weekends only from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Red Lotus’ brunch changes weekly. It is a collection of eight to 10 courses of the chef’s choice.

“It’s unique because you can come in each week and look forward to different meats and seafoods and we incorporate a lot of our regular menu for just $15 a person. Last week, we had an oxtail sweet and sour soup and a tofu mushroom bamboo shoot, along with things like chow mien and fried rice,” Bartender Kate Lynch said.

Brunch cocktails include Bloody Marys that incorporate Japanese horseradish and soy sauce with sriracha hot sauce upon request. There are also bottomless Mimosas for $10 and a full cocktail menu.

For more information, visit Red Lotus’ Facebook.

Ink Eats & Drinks
Located on 2730 N St.
Brunch hours are on weekends 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Ink Eats & Drinks offers some original breakfast sliders.

“We have a lot of standard ones, but they’ll have things on them like eggs, caramelized onions and your choice of meat, which could be like sausage or bacon. They are tiny breakfast sandwiches, and they are so good I seriously eat them all the time,” Promotions Manager Jocelyn McGregor said.

Brunch cocktails are customized, offering people the option to build their own Bloody Marys at the bar.

“People are very subjective about what they like. Some people want them spicy, mustardy or horseradishy. We can offer that along with our house mix: tomato juice, pickled green beans, pepperoncinis, stuffed olives, lemon pepper sriracha and hot sauces,” McGregor said. “We also offer a $2 Screwdriver and endless Mimosas with a variety of fruit juices, and nothing we have is premade. It’s all made individually when you order, so it has good bubbles.”

For more information, visit Ink Eats & Drinks’ Facebook.

De Vere’s Irish Pub
Located on 1521 L St.
Brunch hours are on weekends from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

De Vere’s Irish Pub adds Irish flair to everything on the menu.

“We do this Irish breakfast with house-made black and white pudding (sausage) with blood in it, and make a killer eggs Benedict in-house. Not to mention our French toast is like French toast meets a doughnut, deep-fried,” co-owner Henry de Vere White said.

Brunch cocktails include $9 bottomless Mimosas with orange juice. Also offered is a house-made Bloody Mary for $5, and happy hour goes all day long on Sunday.

For more information, visit de Vere’s Facebook.

Tuli Bistro
Located on 2031 S St.
Brunch hours are 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuli Bistro always has a feature Sunday brunch item, which is constantly changing. Ingredients are always fresh and seasonal produce is used.

“Lately we’ve been serving this breakfast burger on a giant biscuit. Lots of places have breakfast sandwiches, but I don’t know of anywhere else that has a burger like us,” Server and Sunday Manager Ryan Pelican said.

Brunch cocktails include $9 bottomless Mimosas. A full bar is not offered but beer and red and white wines are served.

For more information, visit Tuli Bistro’s Facebook.

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