The Best Easter Brunch Spots in the Sacramento Area
It’s hard to believe Easter is just a few weeks away — Sunday, April 4. With so much uncertainty over holiday celebrations this past year, it’s a relief to know things are slowly opening up and we can once again (safely) enjoy Easter with friends and family. Being cooped up for so long means many folks are itching to get out, and with lifted Covid restrictions, many restaurants are opening their doors to welcome guests. Easter will look a bit more “normal” this year (minus face masks and social distancing), with many spots serving traditional Easter brunches and dinners. Following are some of the top spots in the greater Sacramento area serving Easter meals for indoor dining, outdoor dining or takeout.
The Firehouse | Old Sacramento
Located in Old Sacramento, The Firehouse is a venerable special occasion restaurant known for its holiday meals. This year’s Easter brunch is no different. The menu includes a three-course meal featuring dishes like balsamic fig bruschetta, crab cake eggs Benedict and New York Steak and eggs, plus your choice of dessert (chocolate pot de crème or brown buttercream cheese carrot cake. Brunch will be served on their lovely outdoor patio as well as their historic dining room.
Rubino’s Restaurant | Rocklin
Located in Rocklin, Rubino’s is best known for their upscale Italian cuisine like lasagna, cioppino and fettuccini. But this year, they’re offering a special Easter brunch buffet, complete with carving station (ham and prime rib), omelet station (made to order), plus all the extras like crepes, croissants, and French toast — not to mention endless mimosas
Camden Spit & Larder | Sacramento
This swanky London-inspired eatery in Downtown Sacramento is pulling out all the stops this Easter. The two-course, fixed-price menu features your choice of starters, such as a cinnamon roll with mascarpone frosting or smashed avocado crumpet, as well as your choice of entrée, such as a chorizo Scotch egg or lemon ricotta pancakes. They also have several artisan cocktails available, including mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Café Bernardo | Davis & Sacramento
With locations Davis, Midtown and the Arden-Arcade area, Café Bernardo is a go-to spot for a great brunch. The brunch menu features staples like eggs Benedict and pancakes, as well as dishes with a Mexican influence, such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros. You can also lighter fare such as avocado toast, fresh fruit with organic yogurt and house-made granola.
Savory Café | Woodland
This quaint eatery in Woodland (which, incidentally, was named Small Business of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce) offers all the classic American brunch dishes with a seasonal twist. Ingredients are sourced from local farmers and ranchers, and dishes are hand-crafted with care. The brunch menu features items like biscuits and gravy, chorizo burrito and strawberry bruschetta with goat cheese and olive oil.
La Provence | Roseville
La Provence in Roseville is known for their French-inspired cuisine and pleasant outdoor patio nestled in a lovely natural setting. This year, they have arranged special menus for both Easter brunch and Easter dinner. For brunch, you can indulge in gourmet dishes like a crab and asparagus omelet or pork belly Benedict, while for dinner you can try delicacies like citrus poached halibut, rack of lamb or prime rib.
Matteo’s Pizza & Bistro | Carmichael
This Easter, leave the cooking to the professionals! Matteo’s Pizza & Bistro in Carmichael is offering a special takeout menu this Easter, so you can feed the whole family in the comfort of your own home. The menu features items like crab cakes with creole aioli, petite filet mignon wellingtons, pistachio crusted rack of lamb and ginger cola cranberry glazed baby back ribs. Mimosa and Bloody Mary kits are also available. Orders must be place by noon April 1 for pickup Saturday April 3 or Sunday April 4.
Milestone | El Dorado Hills
Milestone in El Dorado Hills remains one of the best spots for Easter brunch in the greater Sacramento area. The vibe is relaxed but refined, and the menu features upscale American comfort food. Dishes include classics like benedicts and scrambles, as well as chicken and waffles and pancakes.
Selland’s | Sacramento & El Dorado Hills
We’d be remiss to mention Easter brunch without mentioning Selland’s, which is offering a complete, heat-and-eat Easter meal to go from its locations in East Sacramento, Land Park and El Dorado Hills. The package includes a honey glazed ham, quiche, roasted asparagus and house-made biscuits. You can also build your own meal with options like deviled eggs, scalloped potatoes and cinnamon rolls. Orders must be placed by March 30 for pickup April 3.