Spend New Year’s Day at These Sacramento-Area Brunch Spots
New Year’s Day is a time for new beginnings and welcoming everything 2020 may bring. Why not spend the day with friends or family with a celebratory brunch? And forget cooking and hosting yourself — you’ve done enough of that this holiday season. Instead, head to one of the following restaurants open for brunch on New Year’s Day.
Canon | East Sacramento | Directions
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Michelin-rated Canon will be open New Year’s Day with a special New Year’s Day brunch. Enjoy chef-driven seasonal dishes such as ricotta pancakes with huckleberry jam or millionaire’s bacon, and wash it down with a brunch cocktail like an orange cream martini.
The Porch | Midtown Sacramento | Directions
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Southern cuisine is the name of the game at The Porch. Hearty comfort food dishes include chicken & waffles with bourbon-fig syrup and buttermilk pancakes topped with pulled pork and bacon. Indulge in a low-country lemonade (made with vodka and limoncello) or a buffalo soldier punch bowl made with bourbon whiskey, hibiscus and cinnamon.
de Vere’s Irish Pub | Davis & Midtown
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With locations in both Davis and Midtown Sacramento, de Vere’s is a family-friendly Irish pub. For brunch, try the Irish bacon benedict with cheddar scallion biscuits or the corned beef hash with house-baked Irish brown bread. Bruch drinks include Irish coffee and an Irish mule punch.
Punch Bowl Social | Downtown | Directions
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You can get your game on this New Year’s Day at Punch Bowl Social in downtown Sacramento. There’s bowling, karaoke, darts, VR and arcade games as well as a special New Year’s Day Brunch. The menu includes dishes like avocado toast and breakfast tacos, and there will be a build-your-own bloody Mary and mimosa bar!
Paul Martin’s American Grill | Roseville | Directions
Celebrate 2020 at Paul Martin’s, a casual American grill in Roseville. The brunch menu features hearty dishes like short rib hash tacos and brioche French toast, as well as classic brunch beverages like mimosas. They’re open all day, so you can even come later for lunch or dinner, which features burgers, steaks and seafood.
Milestone | El Dorado Hills | Directions
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Head to Milestone in El Dorado Hills this New Year’s Day for a casual brunch. The menu includes stick-your-ribs goodies bacon pancake donut holes, salmon hollandaise and a French dip benedict. Morning drink choices range include bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas.
Pushkin’s Restaurant | Midtown | Directions
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Everything is gluten-free at this friendly café in midtown Sacramento. In fact, they bake their own bread and other goodies at the nearby Pushkin’s Bakery. For brunch, they serve dishes like rolled breakfast tacos and vegetable quiche. They also have an entire vegan menu with dishes such as a sweet potato scramble and avocado toast. And, of course, you can load up on mimosas made from fresh-squeeze juice.
Bacon & Butter | East Sacramento & Tahoe Park
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Both locations of Bacon & Butter will be open New Year’s Day, so you can fill up on popular items such as a biscuit sandwich with gravy, grilled cheese Benedict or pear and pecan French toast. All their baked goods are baked in house, and include delicacies such as bacon apple fritters and cinnamon rolls. You can also order a variety of mimosas made with cider, guava puree or Galliano.